SBVC - El Capitan State Beach Campout

  • Thu, June 06, 2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • Sun, June 09, 2019
  • 12:00 PM
  • El Capitan State Beach, CA
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  • This price is per person. You must be a member of Great Outdoors to go on this trip. If not currently a member, you'll be given the option of joining for $25 during the registration process.

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El Capitan State Beach Campout:  June 6-9, 2019

This extremely popular beach west of Santa Barbara off U.S. Highway 101, is a perfect place to enjoy camping, hiking, surfing, picnicking, and beach walking.

Lush sycamores and oaks flourish along El Capitán Creek at the entry to the state beach. Tall bluff-top groves are visible for miles along the terraced coastline. At El Capitán, the moderate climate brings cool fog during the summer months. A stairway provides access from the bluffs to the beach area.

The 2018 AIDS/LifeCycle bike ride from SF to LA is scheduled to pass directly by El Capitán on Day 6 of the tour (Friday, June 7th). Like last year we will be on the bike route to “cheer-on” the riders as they pass the campground on their way toward Paradise Pit in Santa Barbara! (27 miles to go for ice cream!) Bring your homemade signs, flags, cowbells/noise makers and streamers! 

El Capitán SB is located off Hwy 101 seventeen miles west of Santa Barbara. From Hwy 101 North- or Southbound, take Exit 117 for El Capitan State Beach. Proceed south toward the ocean and the park entrance. PLEASE NOTE: This is a tent camping trip - sorry no RV’s. Reservations are under “Scott Kuther” sites 87, 88, 89, 90 & 91

Parking is limited to 3 cars per campsite on a first come, first serve basis.  All vehicles must remain on the parking pavement and must not extend into the roadway beyond the campsite number or limit line.  A $10 per day parking fee will be charged by the campground for all others, so please carpool if at all possible.

Trip Cost:  $50

Thursday, 6/6

  • 2 pm campground check-in open
  • 6 pm BYOB happy hour social 
  • 8 pm group campfire

Friday, 6/7

  • 11:00 am “Cheer on” AIDS/LifeCycle Riders
  • 6 pm BYOB happy hour social 
  • 8 pm group campfire 

Saturday, 6/8

  • 10 am hike
  • 11 am wine tasting (field trip to local tasting room) 
  • 7 pm all-camper potluck dinner 
  • 8 pm group campfire

Sunday, 6/19

  • 12 pm campground check-out

Bring your ten essentials (listed on GO website at:, camping/cooking gear, firewood, food, warm/cool weather clothing and swimming suits if you plan to do water activities or sunbathe. 

Cancellation policy: full refund available until May 29th.  Contact Scott below if you need to cancel.

Contact: Scott Kuther at or (760) 333-4563

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