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Rincon Parkway Camping Closure

Effective October 23, the Rincon Parkway Camping area will be closed for a Caltrans repaving project. Currently, Rincon Parkways reservation will remain closed October 22, 2023 – January 4, 2024 pending an updated schedule from Caltrans.

Regular updates and notifications of reopening will be made on the County Parks website at

Faria Beach Campground and Hobson Beach Campground will remain open during the repaving project. Please anticipate delays when accessing the campground. 

Deceased or Dying Marine Life on the Beach

If you witness any dead or dying marine life on public beaches, please contact the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at 866-767-6114. Please do not attempt to interact with marine life or bury any deceased marine life on public beaches.

Faria Beach Shower Modifications

Beginning Monday, June 26, 2023, Faria Beach will have one (1) single use, unisex shower for registered campers. Please note that there is a 10-minute maximum for use of this shower. Shower is located on the south side of the concession stand.

Park Closures due to continuing Winter Storms

The following park remains closed:

  • Foster Park Day Use Area

Please check back for additional details on the reopening of these locations.

Parks Reception Hours

Ventura County Parks for camping, day use and community center reservations will receive a live call center technician Monday – Friday from 9:00AM – 4:00PM and on Saturday from 10:00AM – 2:00PM. County Parks will no longer be taking voicemails for camping and day use reservations. If you call outside of these operating hours you will be asked to call back during regular business hours. To contact County Parks, please call 805.654.3951.

For an in-person appointment for reservations, please email us at

Peak Season at Day Use Parks

Please note for the safety of park users, the Ventura County Parks Department may close down a park due to capacity at anytime. Weekends are a very popular time at County Parks and most weekends during peak season, Foster Park and Steckel Park close to capacity. To ensure that you can park inside the park, please arrive early with your day use fee ready and follow all posted parking signs within the park.

  • Rincon and beach parks – Please help us with theft crackdown – Secure all items and report theft or suspicious activity to Sheriff’s Office (non-emergency 805.654.9511).
    If you have concerns, please contact
    Ventura County Parks Department
  • County Parks are for the enjoyment of all. With that said, Parks Administration wants to reiterate the long standing rules on third party rentals. Someone who owns an RV is not allowed to reserve a campsite in a county park and then resell the reservation to a third party. They are allowed to rent the RV to someone who has a reservation for a campsite at a County park. Reservations made by one person are not permitted to be transferred to another person. Violations of these rules have heavy consequences.
  • Beginning on March 1, 2023 the Parks Department’s new Fee Schedule will go into effect. Please click on the link to see what’s changing.
  • For general information about Ventura County’s recreation opportunities, check out Ventura County Active Outdoors here.

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Certain events held in County parks will require a Use Permit(s) per County of Ventura ordinance.  Examples of events that require a Use Permit(s) are large groups or parties that:

are open to the public, or

  • will have vendor booths selling goods or services, or
  • will sell beer, wine, or alcohol, or
  • will feature amplified sound (DJ or live band), or
  • will have a Jolly Jumper, clown, etc., or
  • will be filming inside the park (applies to professional filmmakers and student filmmakers).

The number of Use Permits required for one event depends on the type of the event.  As an example, a private party of 250 people that will have a live DJ, a Margarita stand that sells drinks by the glass and a Jolly Jumper, would require the following Use Permits:

  • An Amplified Sound Permit for the live DJ
  • An Alcohol Sales Permit to sell Margaritas
  • A Special Use Permit for the Jolly Jumper
  • An Alcohol Beverage Control Permit (not issued by the County of Ventura)

For more information about Use Permits or to schedule an event, call the Parks Reservations Line at 805-654-3951 or click on the E-mail Us link below.

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Related Links

Guide to Parks
Guide to Dogs on the Beach

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