Sycamore Canyon Campground | Quick Info

Sycamore Canyon campground, located in Point Mugu State Park, is a great choice for those looking to take advantage of Malibu’s natural wonders. Directly from the campground you can access 70 miles of hiking trails and Sycamore Cove beach is right across the street. To get to the beach, cross under the PCH bridge from the campground. Lifeguards patrol year-round, with the towers open from Memorial Day to Labor Day and on busy weekends. Visit our hiking page to learn more about hiking at Sycamore Canyon and our beach page for more information about Sycamore Cove. While the campground and beach are dog-friendly (with leash), your four-legged-friends are not permitted on the surrounding trails.

This campground can get pretty busy during peak season and the beach is packed during the summer and some weekends! We highly recommend planning your visit ahead.

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All reservations for each park can be made at Reserve America – Point Mugu State Park

9000 W. Pacific Coast Highway,
Malibu, CA 90265

For any State Park you choose to camp at in Malibu there are common regulations for booking, group size and State Park access to be aware of. The maximum amount of people per campground is 8 people and allows 3 vehicles. Larger groups are considered “group camping” and have different regulations and fees.

Once you decide on your park, you must book at least 2 days ahead of time but can be made up to 7 months in advance. New dates are released in blocks, 1 month at a time. When camping, a major perk is all day access to visit any other State Park in the area. For Malibu, access includes Sycamore Cove, Sycamore Canyon, Point Mugu Beach, Leo Carrillo, El Matador, El Pescador, La Piedra, and Malibu Creek.

As for food options, the closest restaurant on the north end of Malibu (near Leo and Point Mugu area) is Neptune’s Net for the fresh catch or a burger.  We suggest stopping at the closest grocery store, Vintage Grocer, for your campfire BBQ essentials and snacks.  The closest gas station is the Chevron at Trancas.