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Foster Park, Ventura

Foster Park is currently closed due to damage sustained during the January storm. A reopening date has not been confirmed and updates will be posted on the Home Page of our website.

A series of beautiful green hill ranges serve as the backdrop for this picturesque park. The Ventura River flows through the park, which lends to the beautiful landscape of lush green vegetation that thrives among the adult shade trees. There is a separate Day Use area and two different campgrounds to choose from, Residence Campground and Red Mountain Campground. The Ojai Valley Trail (equestrian, bike, and walking) runs through the park.

Peak Season Park Use – 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.

Location: 438 Casitas Vista Road, Ventura. From Highway 33, exit Casitas Vista/Santa Ana Road.

Day Use
Hours7:30 am – 5:00 pm – (January, February, November, December) 6:00 pm (March, October) 7:30 pm (April, May, September) 8:00 pm – (June, July, August)
Fees$2.00 per vehicle weekday; $5.00 per vehicle weekend/holiday.  Bike Camping $5.00 per night see ordinance
ParkingFull size parking lot
GeneralRestrooms, water, picnic tables, BBQ, fire rings, Park Host onsite
ActivitiesPlayground, horseshoe pits, trailhead
PicnicIndividual and group areas available (group by reservation only)
Party FacilityNone
DogsDogs allowed on 6-foot maximum leash see ordinance
HoursQuiet Hours are 9:00 pm to 7:00 am (no generator use)
FeesFoster Day Use Bike Camping $5.00 per night (see ordinance).


Foster Residence Campground: $27.00 per day peak season, $25.00 off season per site (sites 11-16); $48.00 per day peak season, $44.00 per day off season, per site (sites 1-10) (1 RV, 1 vehicle, and 1 tent maximum).

Foster Red Mountain Campground: $27.00 per day peak season, $25.00 off season, per site (1 RV, 1 vehicle, and 1 tent maximum)

Campsite ParkingEach additional vehicle must fit within site and pay extra vehicle fee per night if allowed
CampingTent, RV, Group, Youth
General10 Full hook-ups in Residence
Max No. of PeopleMaximum of 6 people per campsite allowed
Length of Stay14 days consecutively; see County Ordinance
DogsAllowed in campground on 6 foot leash. Fee is $2.50 per night, per dog. Maximum number of dogs allowed in a County Park per owner/campsite shall be set by the Director



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