Steckel Park, Santa Paula

Santa Paula Creek flows through this picturesque park that is surrounded by rolling hills, rugged mountain peaks, citrus groves and avocado groves. The natural beauty of the terrain coupled with large mature shade trees make this a popular location for picnics, creek side camping, hiking, biking, or wilderness exploring. Bird watchers enjoy woodpeckers, raptors, warblers, kingleys, and vireos. A large aviary in the park houses a variety of common birds and peafowl. The private campground north of Santa Paula Creek is leased to the Ventura Ranch KOA. Call 805-654-3951 for camping and Group Use Reservations at Steckel Park.


Camping Self-Booking


Reservations: (805) 654-3951

Location: 8080 Mistletoe Road, Santa Paula, Off Highway 150.

Day Use
Hours 7:30 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
Parking Full size parking lot
General Restrooms, water, picnic tables, BBQ, fire rings, Park Host on-site
Activities Playground, horseshoe pits, aviary
Picnic Individual and group areas available (group by reservation only)
Party Facility Rustic Cabin, call for information/reservations
Dogs Not allowed (excludes Guide Dogs)
Hours Quiet Hours are 9:00 pm to 7:00 am (no generator use)
Fees $23.00 & $37.00 per day, per site (1 RV, 1 vehicle, and 1 tent maximum)
Campsite Parking Each additional vehicle must pay Camping Fee
Camping Tent, RV, Group, Youth
General 10 Full Hook-ups
Max No. of People Maximum of 6 people per campsite allowed
Length of Stay 14 days consecutively; see County Ordinance
Dogs Allowed in campground on 6 foot leash. Fee is $1.00 per night, per dog (limit 2)