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Avila / Pismo Beach KOA

Situated near the picturesque coastal community of Avila Beach, Avila / Pismo Beach KOA is a non-smoking RV park near San Louis Obispo. It features a swimming pool, gaming room, and a kids’ play area to keep young visitors entertained, as well as a hot tub and sauna where parents can relax.Framed by hills that protect from the ocean fog, the 50 amp hookup sites can cater to RVs up to 42 feet in length. There’s a laundry facility where you can catch up on your washing and cabins available if you don’t have an RV.Camping at Avila / Pismo Beach KOA gives you direct access to the petting zoo and small hobby farm located just across the street, as well as the vineyards that blanket the surrounding area. You’re never far from Pismo Beach and Avila Beach, as well as the natural wonders of the Oceano Dunes Natural Preserve.


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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

When you’re RV camping at Avila / Pismo Beach KOA, you’re just a short drive from the Oceano Dunes Natural Preserve, which lies just to the south of Pismo Beach. It’s one of the most expansive coastal dunes remaining in California and a hub for on-the-sand activities, including sand-boarding and ATV-ing. There are numerous places to rent a buggy nearby, or you can enjoy a more relaxed experience while horseback riding along the beach.The surrounding coast is littered with caves, some of which can be accessed on foot and others only from the water. Join a guided kayaking tour to explore these fascinating natural formations that have been sculpted by the waves or follow the short trail that leads to the Pirate’s Cave in Avila Beach.Another coastal destination not to miss if you’re motorhome camping in the area is the Montaña de Oro State Park whose name (“Mountain of Gold”) is due to the golden wildflowers that ignite the landscape in the spring. It sprawls across 8,000 acres of dramatic cliffs, secluded beaches, and coastal plains, not to mention the 1,347-foot Valencia Park. Hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding are all permitted within the park, with the Bluff Trail offering superb views across the Pacific Ocean.Avila / Pismo Beach KOA camping also makes a good base for visiting Los Padres National Forest, which encompasses almost two million acres from the outskirts of Los Angeles all the way to San Luis Obispo. It includes the Sespe Condor Sanctuary where these majestic birds can be seen, as well as numerous wilderness and recreation areas. If you’re traveling with kids, don’t miss the Vista Lago Adventure Park, a challenging ropes and zip-line course in Routzhan Park in the north of Los Padres National Forest.

Exploring the Area

Camp in an RV near Pismo Beach and you’ll be within easy access of San Luis Obispo, which centers around the 18th-century Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa. Join a guided tour of its ornate church, tranquil gardens, and a small museum where a collection of artifacts related to the mission’s history are displayed. Bubblegum Alley is a must-stop for photos while the Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market is the best place to pick up fresh produce and ready-to-eat snacks. There are plenty of supermarkets here where you can stock up on supplies and gas stations if you need to fill up your rental RV, together with fast food restaurants and eateries for dining out.If you’re traveling with kids, don’t miss a visit to the San Luis Obispo Children's Museum, which is packed with interactive exhibits that are designed to inspire their curiosity and learning through play. The Central Coast’s railway history is brought to life at the San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum, which occupies the former Southern Pacific Freighthouse that dates to 1894. If you’re interested in discovering the artistic talents of the region, stop in the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art where you’ll find an impressive collection of works by contemporary California artists.Avila / Pismo Beach KOA is also within easy access of the Historic Village of Arroyo Grande, which is clustered with turn-of-the-century buildings. Browse the antique stores and specialty boutiques that line the streets or stop in at one of the local restaurants. Arroyo Grande is famously home to the last swinging bridge of its kind in California, not to mention numerous museums where you can delve into the local history and learn about life for the town’s early settlers.No trip to the Central Coast is complete without spending time visiting the wineries, with the two major appellations centering around Arroyo Grande and the Edna Valley. Hop between the coastal tasting rooms and cellar doors surrounded by vineyards as far as the eye can see, with both big companies and family-run boutique wineries operating here.Whether you’re interested in exploring the wine country or the rugged coastal landscapes of Central California, book an RV in San Luis Obispo County and start planning your next vacation.


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All towables

Trailer

Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.