Parks Rent and Fee Schedule
This document applies to all County Parks within Ventura County, whether controlled exclusively by the County, under lease with a private entity, or controlled concurrently with other governmental entities. This document undergoes an annual review process to ensure it remains operationally current and fees are maintained.
Rent and Fee Schedule, which covers all operations and fees in all County parks properties.
No person shall use any County Parks facility without paying the appropriate use fees as required by the Board of Supervisors. Such use fees shall be paid to or collected by the appropriate County authorized representative, or placed into a vault or other official money receptacle for that purpose. Use fees are non-transferable.
An administrative fee of $15.00 shall be charged for any review of citations (tickets) incurred due to customer error (e.g., late payment of camping fee) or other reason that are voided and/or reverted to camping fees.
An administrative fee of $15.00 may be charged for any camper changing sites, if the Park Ranger deems it appropriate
An administrative fee of $15.00 shall be charged for processing late payments of camping fees.
Online Payment for Campsites by Credit Card
Campers may pay for their campsite use fee with a credit card by utilizing the County’s mobile payment system (https://www.venturaparks.org/payment/ ). Payment can be made when the camper is physically occupying an unreserved campsite after 11:00 a.m. Payment can also be made after 11:00 a.m. using mobile payment for same day arrival.
Authority of Parks Services Rangers
In accordance with State of California Penal Code, Section 836.5 County of Ventura Parks Services Rangers are sworn Public Officers. Parks Services Rangers issue warnings, citations, and may make arrests. Parks Services Rangers are authorized, pursuant to Penal Code 836.5, to arrest a person without a warrant whenever they have reasonable cause to believe that the person to be arrested has committed a misdemeanor, in their presence which constitutes a violation of those provisions of County ordinances and state laws which said public officers are authorized to enforce.
Interference with a Public Officer – No person shall intentionally obstruct or interfere in any manner with a public officer in the exercise of his/her duties. This is a criminal offence.
How long can I camp at a Ventura County Park?
Maximum stay is 14 consecutive days in County parks (with the exception of the Rincon Parkway). Campers at Hobson Beach Park, Faria Beach Park and the Rincon Parkway must vacate the park for seven (7) days after a single stay of any length before reentry to any beach park. All inland parks must be vacated for 48 hours after a single stay of any length before reoccupying the same park. Maximum cumulative length of all single stays in the County operated park system is sixty (60) peak season days and sixty (60) off-season days per twelve (12) month period, for a maximum of one hundred twenty (120) days total. The Director may designate any such park for extended lengths of stay, not to exceed thirty (30) consecutive days during “off-season”. Maximum stay for the Rincon Parkway is no more than seven (7) days during the period of 1 April through 31 October or no more than fourteen (14) days during the period of 1 November through 31 March.
County Parks are covered by two ordinances: