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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.

Peak Season Day  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.

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 Dogs allowed on 6-foot maximum leash see ordinance
Hours Quiet Hours are 9:00 pm to 7:00 am (no generator use)
Fees Full Hook-up $48.00 per day peak season, $44.00 per day off season, per site (1 RV, 1 vehicle, and 1 tent maximum)

Tent/Dry RV $27.00 per day peak season, $25.00 off season, per site.

Campsite Parking Each additional vehicle must fit within site and pay extra vehicle fee per night if allowed
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 $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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