Thousand Trails Rancho Oso Verified

3750 Paradise Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(888) 563-7040
Location: 34.53712, -119.77295

Acres of beautiful scenery and endless opportunities for horseback riding, hiking, and photography. Explore 310 beautiful acres of our RV camp in California, filled with history dating back to 1845.
Open All Year
Last Year's Rate
Card(s) Accepted
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Type (RV Park)
Dump Station
Partial Handicap Access


Folding Tent Campers Allowed
Pets Welcome
Pet Restrictions
Pet Restriction on Quantity
Day Max Stay (21)
Tent Camping Allowed


Spaces Available (99)
Max Length (40)
Gravel Sites (79)
30 Amp
Dirt Sites (20)
Shaded (Some)
Full Hookups (74)
Water (25)
Electric (25)
Max Amps (30)
Back-ins (30 x 40)
Room for Slideouts (Yes)
Table at Site
BBQ at Site
Tent-Only Sites (33)


Tent Rentals (10)
Cabin/Cottage Rentals (21)


Overflow Area
Dedicated Tenting Area


WiFi Hotspot
WiFi Hotspots (1)

Other Amenities & Services

Road Condition (Good)
Road Type (Paved)
Restroom and Showers
Control Access Gate
RV Supplies
Metered LP Gas
Onsite Rentals (31)
Enclosed Dog Run

Recreational Facilities

Heated Pool
Hot Tub
Rec Hall
Game Room
Planned Activities
Outdoor Games
Horseback Riding
Nature Trails
Mini Golf
Pickle Ball

Recreation Nearby (within 10 miles)

ATV Riding
Mountain Biking

Hunting Nearby (within 20 miles)



Military Discount

On-Site Rentals

Customer Reviews

Thousand Trails Rancho Oso
Avg Rating 5out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars  (1) Reviews
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interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance...
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cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
5 out of 5 stars   Avg Appeal Rating
the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.

Jon W

Reviews: 37
Helpful Reviews: 31
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: April, 2021
5 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
This quiet and isolated campground is nestled in a gorgeous scenic valley. Morning and evening views of the surrounding Santa Ynez mountains are simply breathtaking! We took CA-154 up to Paradise Road on our drive in and it was an absolute breeze. Several online posts had mentioned concerns about the 1.2 mile paved road that leads into the campground, but our 28 foot class A RV with tow car had no issues. It is a bit narrow in spots so take your time and be careful. Warning: there is no cell service in the park. We had to drive 7 miles out to CA-154 to get a decent signal on our AT&T and Verizon phones. The lodge is closed but free wifi is available on the deck. Unfortunately it is quite slow. We stayed in full hookup back-in site #47 for 3 weeks and it was quite comfortable. Rancho Oso has 7 parallel rows of 30 amp FHU sites. I recommend going up to the top if possible to get the best views. Restrooms were clean and washers and dryers are located outside. The machines worked great and they take quarters. Recycling is available for all items except cardboard. We ordered 3 different packages during our stay and they all arrived without issue. Large groups of wild turkeys roam around the park and we really enjoyed watching them. The entire staff was wonderful but Len at the ranger station was especially kind. He always had a smile on his face and was ready to answer questions. Len also said that horseback riding is available at Rancho Oso for $50.00 per hour. Not really our thing but some folks will undoubtedly enjoy it. Onsite country store had a decent selection of products and DVDs are available for rent. The pool is open but you have to reserve a 1 hour timeslot. Thank you Rancho Oso team for a wonderful experience!
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From jct Hwy 101 & Hwy 154: Go 11 mi NW on Hwy 154, then 5-1/2 mi NE on Paradise Rd. (E)

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