Camarillo Grove Park

 6968 E. Camarillo Springs Road (101 Freeway Exit - Camarillo Spring Rd.) Map

Camarillo Grove Park, a former stage coach stop and home to the oldest tree in the district, is nestled in a rustic setting near the base of the Conejo Grade at the end of Camarillo Springs Road. This park has five areas that can be rented for groups and events ranging from 50 to 350 people. This is a perfect spot for weddings, birthday parties, charity events, anniversary parties, corporate and team building events, school field trips and more! Contact the District at 805-482-1996 for rental information.

Be prepared, it's "snake season". Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for dogs will take place on Saturday & Sunday August 13 & 14 at Camarillo Grove Park, inside the enclosed dog park. This training is sponsored by Friends of Camarillo Dog Parks (FCDP). Cost is $75 per dog. Register early as this event sells out!
To Register for this event click here >
  • NOTE - portions of the trail are closed due to erosion repair, trail expansion and re-vegetation of native plants. Dogs are welcome on the trail, however they must be leashed at all times. Thank you for your cooperation in helping us expand our trail system.

Parking Permits

Proceeds from parking permits directly benefit parks, facilities and programs in the District for the community.
Motorized vehicles entering the park must purchase either a Daily Parking Permit or Annual Parking Permit. Effective July 1, 2015 new fees will take effect:

  • $3/per vehicle/day (ALL types)- Weekdays (Monday-Friday)
  • $5/per vehicle/day (including motorcycles)- Weekends (Saturday & Sunday)
  • $10/per over-sized vehicle/day (RV's and similar vehicles)- Weekends (Saturday & Sunday)
  • $55/per vehicle (ALL types)- Annual Parking Permit, one year from month of purchase

A Daily Parking Permit is valid only for the date purchased. It can be purchased at the park gate booth either through an attendant or via the provided envelopes when unattended. Provided stub or pass must be visible in the vehicle by being placed on the driver-side dashboard. Checks and cash are accepted at the park gate booth. The new Annual Parking Permit is valid one year from month of purchase. It expires the last day of the month as indicated by punch on card. Permit must be visible in vehicle by being placed on the driver-side dashboard or hung from rearview mirror. Permit is non-transferrable and is valid only when the park is open to the public. Periodically, for the safety of patrons, the park may be closed for required maintenance, private rentals, or special events, at these times access may be restricted.  

Annual Parking Permit can be purchased by:

  • Visiting or calling the Administrative Office Monday-Friday (except holidays) 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Cash, checks, debit cards, and all major credit cards accepted.
  • In-person at Camarillo Grove Park gate booth Saturday and Sunday (when attendant is present). Cash and checks only.
  • Online here. Permit will be mailed within 5-7 business days from purchase. Receipts will not be accepted as form of entry. If you need a permit immediately please use two other options for purchase. Debit cards and all major credit card accepted.
  • Please note: Effective August 1, 2015 patrons that don't purchase and properly display a parking permit in their vehicles will be cited.


Outdoor Nature Center

Please note: Dogs are not allowed inside Nature Center

The Outdoor Nature Center is now open to the public during normal park hours unless being utilized for a program or event. This new facility includes interpretive signage along a trail that provides information about our local ecosystems, flora and fauna; interactive water table; teaching deck for programs; nature-based play equipment such as boulders, logs, ant hill, and more; as well as native gardens with braille signs.

Private rentals of the entire enclosed facility are available. Refer to the reservation information page for pricing and additional information. Schools and community organizations, at no charge or nominal fee, can utilize the facility for outdoor and nature education programming Monday-Thursday. Please contact the office to make a reservation.

This project was made possible with funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund through the State of California, National Recreation and Park Association, and American Water Charitable Fund.

Hiking Trails

This park offers multiple options for hiking. The lower loop is an easier gently sloping trail with oak trees, sage, volcanic rock formations, and more.  
The upper loop is a moderate hike, over 1 mile in length, with an approximate 600 foot vertical differential.  You will see both dry southern exposures and northern exposures with cactus species, monkey flower, sumac, and the ever endearing poison oak.  This trail crosses two dry creek beds (wet season flow only) ending with a panoramic view of Pleasant Valley and the hills of Camarillo.  This is a nice area for bird watching and identifying small animal tracks. 

While hiking at Camarillo Grove Park you may meet some of our local neighbors - coyotes, rabbits, birds, lizards, squirrels, snakes, and more.
 

  • NOTE - portions of the trail are closed due to erosion repair, trail expansion and re-vegetation of native plants. Dogs are welcome on the trail, however they must be leashed at all times. Thank you for your cooperation in helping us expand our trail system.

    Camarillo Grove Dog Park

    This park is home to the Camarillo Grove Dog Park.  This enclosed dog is open from 7am to dusk and features many shaded areas and a doggie drinking fountain.    The entire park is also an off leash park Monday - Friday only. Saturday and Sunday dogs are allowed off-leash only in the enclosed dog park. 
    Please be considerate of others and do not allow your dog to be off-leash outside the designated times and locations.  Please note: Dogs are not allowed inside Nature Center

    • NOTE - portions of the trail are closed due to erosion repair, trail expansion and re-vegetation of native plants. Dogs are allowed on the trails, however they must be leashed at all times. Thank you for your cooperation in helping us expand our trail system.

      Be prepared, it's "snake season". Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for dogs will take place on Saturday & Sunday August 13 & 14 at Camarillo Grove Park, inside the enclosed dog park. This training is sponsored by Friends of Camarillo Dog Parks (FCDP). Cost is $75 per dog. Register early as this event sells out!   To Register for this event click here >


      During the July 2013 PVRPD Board Meeting it was voted to enact the parking fees for all of Camarillo Grove Park, including the use of the dog park and the off leash areas. Effective September 2013, everyone entering the park is subject to the current parking fees. This park is staffed with a parking attendant at various times throughout the week and on the weekends to collect parking fees. If the attendant is not present, we ask that  you use the honor system and place your parking fee in the envelope, tear the tag from the ticket and display it in your window, and deposit the envelope into the container. Thank you for your continued support of our dog parks.

    Amenities

    Nature Center
    Hiking Trail
    Camarillo Dog Park
    Covered Picnic Shelters
    Restrooms
    Picnic Tables
    BBQ Grills
    Group Picnic Areas
    Play Equipment
    Horseshoe Pits

    For detailed information on reserving this or other facilities and rental fees, visit our Reservations page.