Thanks to its large, grassy sites and flush toilets, Plaskett Creek Campground is quite popular with families. This beautiful family and dog-friendly campground is only minutes from one of central California’s most popular beaches. The campground lies within the Los Padres National Forest at an elevation of around 200 feet.
You will love the park-like setting, notably the spotted canopy of mature cypress and pine trees. The cedar trees add a nice aroma to the place. The area’s wildlife includes deer, raccoon, bobcat, and fox. While bears and mountain lions can be sometimes seen in the area, they have never entered the campground. With the Pacific Ocean bordering the campground to the west, you can probably hear the surf from your campsite.
There are a total of 44 sites here. Most are single-family sites while 3 are group sites for RV and tent camping. The group sites are good for up to 40 campers and 10 vehicles. There are no hookups and each extra vehicle comes with additional fee. Every individual campsite comes with a campfire with grill and a table. Drinking water, sinks, and flush toilets are also provided. In the group sites, you get several campfire circles, grills, and tables. Drinking water and vault toilets are also available. If you count a dog in your family, pack some poop bags and clean up after Fido and keep them on a leash.
You can take a short walk to the popular Sand Dollar Beach, famous for fishing, surfing, swimming, and more. Anglers can catch coastal surf fish like the yellow perch. There are plenty of trails along the beach leading to the bluffs overlooking the coves and beach. There are also some hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking trails. You can also enjoy the scenic views of mountain meadows, streams, waterfalls, and redwood groves. All in all, the comfortably equipped sites and natural beauty make for a relaxing stay for you and your family, including Fido!