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Thousand Trails Rancho Oso

Historic RV Campground in California

Address:3750 Paradise Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Open/Close: Open Year Round
Number of Sites: 190
No Membership Needed to Book Your Perfect Stay!
Membership Option: Thousand Trails Camping Pass - Southwest Region

2015 - 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner!

Beautiful scenery and endless recreation are the building blocks of this pristine RV campground in California. Spend a day horseback riding and hiking along our wooded trails, or relax by the fire in our unique cobblestone lodge. For true tranquility, visit our beautiful swimming pool or hot tub. With over 310 acres, Rancho Oso RV Campground offers the perfect outdoor getaway with Western flair.

Rancho Oso RV Campground features several types of campsites. No RV? No problem. Stay in a cabin reminiscent of an Old West building or a covered wagon beneath the stars. A 30 minute drive to nearby Santa Barbara or Solvang offers scenic views the whole way. Book your Rancho Oso RV Camping trip to enjoy authentic RV camping today!


  • Clubhouse
  • Swimming Pool
  • Whirlpool/Spa/Hot Tub
  • WiFi
  • RV Storage
  • Pets Welcome
  • Restaurant
  • Store
  • Nature / Hiking Trails
  • Mini Golf
  • Restroom/Shower Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Horseback Riding
  • Picnic/BBQ Area
  • Playground
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Horseshoes
  • Billiards/Game Room
  • Pickleball
  • Dog Park
  • Horse Trails
  • Satellite TV

Whether you're planning a retreat for the whole family, a group of friends or a getaway for two, there's no shortage of unique activities to explore at Rancho Oso RV & Camping Resort. Plan activities upon arrival or visit this page before your departure to plan ahead. Looking for more? Our friendly staff can fill you in on all of the great ways to make your stay a memorable experience.

  • Activities Center
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Children's Playground
  • Church Service
  • Kids Activities
  • Mini Golf
  • Activities Coordinator
  • Bingo/Card Playing
  • Children's Program
  • Live Entertainment
  • Planned Activities
  • Volleyball Court and Sand Badminton
  • Horseback Riding
  • Guided Horseback Rides (not available on Mondays and Tuesdays). Hand-led rides for ages 5-7 can be booked by calling (805) 683-5110.
  • Western Village
  • Horse Boarding


3750 Paradise Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 | GPS: 34.5367, -119.7710 | Get Directions
Download Resort Map  |  Ranger Station/Front Desk: 805-964-8985

General Policies & Information

General Policies & Information

  • Policies subject to change without notice.

Check-in/Check-out & Hours

  • Campsite check-in: 12 noon
  • Campsite check-out: 11 a.m.
  • Rental check-in: 4 p.m.
  • Rental check-out: 11 a.m.
  • Upon check-in you may be asked to provide a valid ID, and a certificate of insurance and registration for your camper. Members should also have their membership card on hand.
  • Guests aged 17 years and under at the time of check-in are considered children.
  • A completed Reservations for Minors form is required for all unaccompanied minors. Download this form:
  • Two-hour early check-in for your reservation may be available for $30. Please contact the management office, in advance of your arrival, to inquire about availability.
  • Two-hour late check-out for your reservation may be available for $30. Please contact the management office, in advance of your arrival, to inquire about availability.

After Hours Arrival

  • For late arrival arrangements, please contact our Reservation Department at (877) 880-2508.

Reservations & Payments

  • To make changes to your reservation, please call our Reservation Department at (877) 864-2728 and specify that you booked your reservation online.
  • Your credit card will be charged Itinerary Total prior to arrival, up to a maximum deposit of one night rack rate. Any remaining balance will be due on arrival.
  • Prices and site type are subject to availability.
  • By using a credit card for a deposit, guarantee or payment, you agree to the following: if I used a credit card for a deposit, guarantee or payment, I authorize MHC Property Management L.P. to charge any expenses incurred during my stay to that credit card or apply funds you have on deposit with MHC Property Management L.P. against what I owe.
  • RV sites and lodging typically accommodate four guests. A guest fee is added per day to the reservation rate for each additional guest over four.

Cancellations & Refunds

  • In the case of multiple sites booked, cancellation penalties apply to each site that is cancelled or changed.
  • No refunds will be issued for early check-out.
  • RV campsites: We allow full refunds for cancellations up to 2 days prior to your arrival date for daily and weekly reservations.
  • Rental accommodations: We allow full refunds for cancellations 7 days prior to your arrival date for daily and weekly reservations.
  • Daily and weekly reservations: For cancellations received less than the required notice period prior to arrival, your deposit will be forfeited up to one night rack rate.
  • Extended stays: For long-term reservations (28 days or longer), we allow full refunds for cancellations up to 60 days prior to your arrival date. For cancellations received less than the required notice period prior to arrival, the deposit amount will be held on account for a future stay.

Pet Policy

  • Pets are allowed.
  • Rental Pet Policy: Pets are welcome. For those who camp with pets, there is a pet fee of $10 per pet per night for our pet-friendly rental units. The fee may vary at select properties. Service animals are not pets. The Company complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state/local laws regarding service animals. Service animals may accompany a disabled person without any proof of disability or certification for the service animal. Guests traveling with a service animal will not be charged a pet fee. Charges may be incurred, however, should a service animal damage the rental unit.

Campground Services & Information

  • Our one mile paved entry road is winding and narrow in spots. Please use caution.
  • Tent camping base rate is for one vehicle per site. Second vehicle per site is additional $20/night. Maximum of six people/two tents per site.
  • RV sites are base rate for RV (motorhome or car/truck pulling trailer or 5th wheel). Second vehicle is $10/night. Maximum six people/site with one tent per RV site.
  • The Los Padres Forest Service has lifted the fire ban, so wood and charcoal fires are now allowed in the designated campsites. Please continue to be firewise.
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Enjoy year-round camping in the great outdoors at Thousand Trails’ network of campgrounds, with spacious campsites, hiking trails, fishing, and family fun.