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Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area

State Vehicular Recreation Areas (SVRAs) are operated by California State Park's Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVRD) and you may see their web pages, www.ohv.parks.ca.gov, for more information on these parks.

Oceano Dunes SVRA offers a 3,600-acre off road area with over 5 miles of beach open for vehicle use and 1,500 acres of sand dunes available for off highway motor vehicle recreation. Surfing, swimming, surf fishing, horseback riding and bird watching are among the other popular activities at this SVRA. Located off Highway One in Oceano, three miles south of Pismo Beach. Phone (805) 773-7170 or (805) 473-7220 for more information.

Picnic Area
Grand Avenue Kiosk Picnic Area: Accessible picnic tables and accessible van and car parking are available. The route of travel is accessible, but blown sand is a constant problem here. Restrooms are accessibly designed.

Pier Avenue Kiosk: Accessible picnicking, parking, including van accessible parking, and restrooms are present. Routes of travel between facilities are generally accessible.

Oso Flaco Lake: Located along the southern end of the park, off Oso Flaco Lake Road, the Oso Flaco Day Use Area is set in the quiet countryside at the trailhead to the Oso Flaco Lake Trail. Accessible picnicking, parking, and vault restrooms are available.

The Oso Flaco Lake Trail is an ‘out-and-back’ accessible trail that is 1 mile each way that offers fishing, coastal dunes hiking, and views of the ocean. The trail begins from the Oso Flaco Day Use Area and travels along an asphalt road roughly 0.25 mile to a bridge. The bridge, which crosses over a portion of Oso Flaco Lake, has slots in the rails designed to allow fishing. Beyond the bridge, the trail continues for 0.5 mile along a coastal dune boardwalk, and terminates at an ocean overlook. The surface is asphalt and wood. Sections of the boardwalk navigate over or through moving sand dunes that occasionally deposit sand on the boardwalk surface. The trail is generally flat at less than 5% slopes with intermittent sections between 5% to 10%. Along the bridge and boardwalk, benches and educational panels invite visitors to rest and learn about the native people, animals, and plants of the area. Accessible picnicking, parking, and vault restrooms are available at the trailhead parking lot. An additional accessible vault restroom is available roughly 0.8 mile from the trailhead parking lot. It can be accessed from the boardwalk or from a special disabled user ATV landing area and connecting walkway.

Accessible Trail Data
Trail Name Running Slope Cross Slope Trail Width Trail Surface
Oso Flaco Lake Trail 5 FT Average Asphalt & Wood
10% Maximum 2% Maximum 4 FT Minimum

Beach/Shore Access
Call (805) 473-7220 for information about available beach wheelchairs, one at each park entry kiosk. Generally, they are offered on a first-come basis, but special arrangements may be possible. A neck/back adapter may also be checked out. Pier Kiosk restrooms are accessible. One no-flush toilet along the beach is accessibly designed. Outdoor rinsing shower is accessible.

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