Local Area Attractions
Close to Avila Beach, Pismo Beach and Hearst Castle. Centrally located to farmers markets, walking and biking paths. Enjoy Restaurants, Piers and Hot Springs not far from the park.
Avila Valley Barn
Located within walking distance from the campground this is a popular destination for locals and tourists. Deli, ice cream, fudge, baked goods, and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Open all year long. Winter hours are Thursday through Monday, 10am to 5pm.
Bob Jones Trail
The Bob Jones Trail is located right outside the entrance to the campground. The trail is a well-paved county-maintained bike trail. It is great for all levels of hiking and biking. Dogs are welcome on the trail. The trail starts on Ontario road and ends at the beach in Avila and is less than a 3 mile ride.
San Luis Obispo Farmer's Market Thursday Night and Saturday Morning
Enjoy one of the largest and oldest farmer's market in the state. BBQ, Fresh fruit, vegetables, and live entertainment. Plenty for the kids and much more. Many stores stay open late. Located on Higuera Street in downtown San Luis Obispo. No admission fee. 6pm to 9pm. 805-541-0286
Saturday Mornings Farmers Market is located in the park lot at 445 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo. Every Saturday morning 8am-1030am. Local farmers selling their fresh picked fruit, vegetables and flowers. 805-544-9570
Hearst Castle/Elephant Seals
Enjoy a scenic drive to Hearst Castle located less than an hours drive on the scenic Pacific Coast Highway. Tours are available or just stop into the visitor's center.
Take a short drive north of the Hearst Castle and view the Elephant Seals.
Avila Beach Trolley
Pismo to Avila Beach Trolley service operates from 10am-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays, starting March 29th through early June when EXPANDED summer service begins. Starting June 5th the trolley will run Thursday to Sunday.
The Trolley will start running on Friday nightsfor Avila Farmer's Market April 4th through September.
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Taste of Pismo
Enjoy great food, world-class wine country, and ocean views at the 10th Annual Taste of Pismo. This outstanding weekend event brings together delicious local food and superb central coast wineries - all in one exceptional location on the cliffs overlooking the sea at Dinosaurs Park in Pismo Beach - Classic California.