Ok, this is the official trip sheet for our upcoming Annual Gathering @ Pismo Beach
Before this trip, I need attendees to respond to the following questions below.
1) Your eta arrival to Pismo
2) Are you camping or staying in a hotel; if camping, can you bring a bundle of wood?
3) Anyone interested in hitting Garcia Ridge Saturday afternoon; leave camp after lunch be back before dark.
Trip Details (Print this)
Trip Planner: Lutz
Trail Leader: None. This is a gathering similar to the NCLR MORG @ Hollister. No trip leader. Ea person is responsible for their action and need to abide by Oceano SVRA park rules and regulations: Dune Safety Regs
Date/Time: May 1-3
Brief Trail Description: Welcome to Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA). Formerly Pismo Dunes SVRA, this sand dune complex is geologically unique and also provides an impressive playground for off-highway enthusiasts from throughout the United States. Oceano Dunes also offers visitors other recreational activities such as swimming, surfing, surf fishing, camping, and hiking: Oceano Dunes SVRA
Meeting Location: Eucalyptus Campground; look for me .I will be there in the morning.
Directions to Oceano Dunes and Eucalyptus Campground:
Use this address for your vehicle GPS: 100 Pier Ave, Oceano, CA.
- North or South Interstate 101.
- Take the Grand Avenue exit.
- Turn right (heading west).
- Approx 2 miles turn left on Pacific Coast Highway intersection
- Approx 1 mile turn right on Pier Avenue intersection (light).
- Aprox. ½ mile is the entrance to Oceano, SVRA (100 Pier Ave)
Here's an aerial view of this SVRA park: Map of Oceano Dunes - Things To Do - Pismo Beach, California
As you can see in the aerial view, there's the "Pier Ave" ramp (100 Pier Ave); follow Pole 1, 2, 3....
Use the map provided to get the camp - after Pole 6 and before Pole 7 (Competition Hill), turn towards camp.
147.975 100.0 -.6
Fees (yes); Make your reservation: OCEANO DUNES SVRA, CA - Campground & Camping Details - ReserveAmerica - [CA]
Vehicle Requirements: Stock Land Rovers welcomed, but best with high clearance 4x4 vehicles. Air down to the recommend psi for your tires/vehicles while on the beach; for example, I'm running 255/85/16 KMs on my D2 - going down between 10-15 psi. Also make sure your vehicle is in working condition.
Required Safety Equipment: flag
can be picked up next to the entrance to the beach, fire extinguisher
Required Recovery Equipment: Strong recovery points (front and rear)
Misc Equipment: shovel, first aid kit, repair tools (to suit your vehicle), tire gauge and tire pump.
Weather Forecast and Trail Conditions: mostly sunny; windy highs in the 60s lows in the 40s at night.
Expected Trail conditions: Will check as we get closer to the date.
Clothing Suggestions: warm weather but bring layers as it gets cold at night.
Oceano SVRA Ranger Station
928 Pacific Blvd.
Call 911 for emergencies
Entrance to the Park
100 Pier Ave.
Nearby Towing and Repair Services info: Kautz Towing (805) 489-2336
Gas/Service Station Locations in the area: several especially on Grand Ave
Bring your camera and extra batteries, tent/sleeping bag if camping, extra garbage bags, sunscreen, GPS Unit optional certainly map of the area and compass, drinking water (primitive camp - no drinking water avail), nights might be cold - bring extra blanket and warm clothing/fire wood, Full size spare/repair kit.