Ventura Ranch KOA

7400 Pine Grove Road

Santa Paula, CA 93060

Reserve: 800-562-1899

Info: 805-933-3200

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Tent Reviews

Sep 05, 2013
Was very disappointed with the noise levels at this location, partly from the nearby highway echoing off the canyon wall but mostly from inconsiderate campers playing music and partying late into the night. In a location where the RV and tent sites are packed in so tightly you need to enforce your quiet hours policy, as otherwise a few rude campers can ruin it for everyone else.
Sep 04, 2013
Enjoyed the grounds very much. Also, the young ladies working in the store were very nice, especially to my grandson David Trevino - they posted his picture. thanks girls
Sep 04, 2013
The staff is very friendly. The activities were great. The bathrooms were not very clean, toilet was overflowing.
Sep 04, 2013
From check-in, to ziplines, to check-out, this KOA's staff is exceptional, every single perso, every single time.
Sep 04, 2013
My family had a wonderful vacation here. Very kid friendly campground. We loved our Tipi!
Sep 04, 2013
We all had a fabulous time while we were there. There are so many fun activities for the kids that are free and the area is very well kept. The only thing I had a small issue with is at the Oaks Meadow where we stayed the site was a bit small but we totally made it work and now we know what are the good sites to reserve! :) All in all we had a really great time and we thank you!!
Sep 04, 2013
tent site need more restroom and shower facility.
Sep 04, 2013
Restrooms were not clean. Also there was not much activity for kids to do. Ziplining was very expensive.
Sep 04, 2013
Well, never thought id say this about a koa,since ive camp in a few of them, first, too much dirt in this location, smelly restrooms, no pool, cleaning crew decided to empty the septic tanks right at breakfast time..dont knw why they coulnt do this a couple of days before the campground was full..
Sep 04, 2013
Very dirty bathrooms, grill area, firepits (ash pile was very high) & campsite, not enough bathrooms for guests, not enough shade, rock wall was inoperable. The only thing we enjoyed was the zip-lining but way to pricy for what you get. Overall not very pleased.
Sep 04, 2013
Nice facility, we had a great time.
Sep 04, 2013
Sep 02, 2013
Ken and Bob went above and beyond to help us. They are awesome. The kid who worked at the rock wall was also very nice. The teepees have little to no ventilation, it was horrible to sleep in. The bathrooms are so-so. But the worst part was NO inforcement of quite time. Good if you like to party, not good if you have little kids trying to sleep. Only go back if pool gets finished.
Sep 01, 2013
Aug 31, 2013
My stay was HORRIBLE! The portable bathrooms were disgusting and smelled, which you can smell from our campsite. Showers dirty and gross. We ran out of hot water EVERY time we showered. The shower knobs didn't work properly.
Aug 31, 2013
The kampgrounds was a dusty mess. The only thing going was that the restrooms was acceptable. I have stayed there a few years back with no improvement to date.
Aug 31, 2013
every thing was great.special thanks to Ashley who was very helpful. along with the rest of the workers.thank you so much,look forward when the pool is done.
Aug 30, 2013
Aug 29, 2013
Great location and great amenities for the children. The staff was really nice (the majority of them) and the grounds were nice. The amenities were a little over priced and its hard to say no to your kids once your there and all the other kids are participating, so keep that in mind if your traveling on a budget. I think if the amenities were priced a little better I would have given a 5 star.
Aug 28, 2013
It was our first time camping and I am very happy we picked this camp. A friend told us about it an I have to say it was one of the funnest experiences I have ever had. The site was clean bathrooms/showers were clean. Lots of activities for kids like zip lining, rock climbing, playground, hikes and lots of other things. Staff super friendly and helpful. Haley was very helpful. Great place to camp!
Aug 28, 2013
Wish there was grass in tent spots
Aug 27, 2013
Jon at the front office was awesome. He helped tailor the accommodations to our needs and was very friendly and helpful, always smiling. Make sure you treat him well! He represents your campsite fantastically.
Aug 27, 2013
We had a great time! Thank you!
Aug 27, 2013
Aug 27, 2013
The bathroom facilities and playgrounds were clean and well maintained. the office staff was very friendly and efficient. The thing that would keep me from returning is that the camp sites were very close together and it was very loud until close to midnight.
Aug 27, 2013
We had so much fun! We are a family of 4 and stayed in the big teepee. Can't wait to come back when the pool is done.
Aug 25, 2013
We had a great experience. The staff was OUTSTANDING in their friendliness, helpfulness, courtesy and knowledge of the campgrounds. We wish there were maybe more tricycles for smaller children, overall more activities for children about the age of 5. The tent sites were very roomy and we were lucky to have good neighbors and was impressed by the staff going around to enforce the quiet hours.
Aug 22, 2013
we were there for 2 night in the glam tents. the futon did not have linens and were never put on. the bathrooms were dirty and the soap dispensers were broken and never fixed. The breakfast said it was all you can eat, however they ran out of food. on a positive note, the staff was great!
Aug 22, 2013
Aug 22, 2013
Dirty restrooms and for way too much people, chaotic tent sites, containers overflooded with trash, no wifi on the place, no place for dish washing, not what we are used from koa, only the restrooms with the rv was ok
Aug 21, 2013
It is a nice place but it has been under construction for the last 2 years...I kinda thought that it would have been complete by now. We went with a group and some of our friends had issues with noise at night. I wish their security was around more at night to keep the noise down.
Aug 21, 2013
Aug 20, 2013
Loved the zip line. The tipi was great. We were disappointed that the club house wasn't open for us to hang out like other KOA's It was so hot it would have been nice to get out of the heat for a bit. We did really have a good time though. We will be back - when the pool opens.
Aug 20, 2013
I had stayed here before and was happy with my previous stay. This time though, i was disappointed as my site that i reserved ( oak meadows 10 and 11 were given to someone else without any notice given to me. the explanation given to me was the site was re-numbered. Too bad, i was planning on a big camping trip with the company, now i have to look for another campground.
Aug 20, 2013
Awesome but has some flaws. Positives: Activities! include zip line ($15), Rock painting ($2), Rock wall climb and push carts ($10), Tie Dye Tee Shirts ($10), a big bounce pillow, playground, hiking, swimming pool soon. Negatives include: camp sites are close together with not enough trees for shade, fine powdery dirt everywhere, lots of construction and poor info. Def coming back next year!
Aug 20, 2013
Went for the weekend with a group of friends. All the kids and adults had a really nice time. The grounds were nice and the staff was very helpful.
Aug 20, 2013
My boys and I loved our stay! First rock wall climb, zip lining and sleeping in a teepee! The bathrooms were horrible though. I heard it was because of the pool construction.
Aug 20, 2013
I liked the nature trail and the swimming hole in the creek. I did not like it that I had to walk all the way to the bathroom building for water. I am used to 1 spigot for each 4 campsites. This is serious enough that it should be noted on the web page.
Aug 20, 2013
Aug 19, 2013
This stay was comped because the last time we stayed there was a party that lasted all night and kept us up all night. This time was similar. Noise and partying all around us until around 1:00 A.M. - No security, no one to tell the people to quiet down, no "Lights Out / Quiet Time" rules enforced at all. Others in our group that stayed in different areas had a similar experience.
Aug 19, 2013
Pros: Peacocks, zip line, staff are great. Cons: Grounds under construction... The creek barely has water - not a place that you can cool off. A good 20 minute drive to the beach. Crowded and loud at night. Not much to do on grounds. Wouldn't return....
Aug 19, 2013
Aug 19, 2013
Aug 19, 2013
My boyfriend and I booked our tent site last minute as a final farewell before school starts and we had a amazing time at KOA. The facilities are wonderful and every staff member we met was incredibly helpful and friendly. Our only negative comment is the lack of upkeep on the nature trail; there were no signs or even a clear path to follow. Other than that, KOA is the perfect place to stay.
Aug 18, 2013
More instruction to campers is needed. KOA needs to enforce there is no preparing of meals in the bathrooms and no cleaning of dishes in the bathrooms. People left the sink counters full of water and water all over the floor. Bathroom and showers need to be cleaned more often.
Aug 18, 2013
loved the teepee.. The staff was the best. They were very helpful and friendly.
Aug 16, 2013
Great location for us, near family in Ventura, Ojai and Santa Barbara. Facilities were clean and well cared for. We very much liked the "glamour tent" that we stayed in. This KOA has some unique activities to offer (rock wall, zip line), but the zip line in particular was a bit pricey for us. Saw peacocks every day, raccoons almost every night.
Aug 15, 2013
The stalled pool construction was unsightly and the nearby restrooms were really smelly. Otherwise we enjoyed the site.
Aug 15, 2013
This place has declined!The bathroom was disgusting & big foot waterhole was covered in algae this year.The guy who was doing the daytime activities was rude and didn't fully secure our kids in while climbing the rock wall, my husband had to show him that our kids weren't fastened in tight!The zip line is too expensive! They also cancelled the big foot night walk, we were looking forward to it :(
Aug 15, 2013
Staff is very courteous and even helped me jump start my car. Restroom is clean and you can enjoy hot showers. My son had fun jumping on the jumping mat.

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