Points of Interest

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Dunes Center

Begin your exploration of the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes at the Dunes Center for general information, directions, activities, exhibitions and more! more…

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Oso Flaco Lake

Wonderful wildlife viewing opportunities and easy walking for any age. A mile-long, wheelchair accessible boardwalk crosses a freshwater lake and vegetated dunes to the ocean. more…

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Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve County Park

Dramatic views of the southern end of the dunes complex and the Santa Maria River Estuary, with hiking access to miles of beach, north and south. more…

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Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes National Wildlife Refuge

Managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, this refuge contains some of the most remote and least disturbed areas of the Dunes Complex. more…

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Oceano Dunes SVRA State Vehicular Recreation Area

Oceano Dunes is the only State Park where vehicles may be driven on parts of the beach and dunes. more…

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Pismo Dunes Natural Preserve

Towering, wind-sculpted sand dunes, a large pocket lake and unique freshwater wetland, and more than 1,400 species of plants and animals make this a place of rare beauty and significance. more…

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Pismo State Beach, North Beach and Oceano Campgrounds

This 1000-acre park features two full-service campgrounds, Nature Center and Store, 9-hole golf course and restaurant. Trails lead to the ocean and miles of sandy beach, a freshwater lagoon, native plant gardents, and a butterfly grove. more…

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Point Sal State Beach

Pristine sandy beaches and tidepools accessible via a strenuous, ten-mile round trip hike or bike ride. more…

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Black Lake & Black Lake Canyon

Endangered plants and pocket wetlands grace Black Lake Canyon, which is closed to to public access except for docent-led tours. No services. more…

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The Guadalupe Native Plant Garden serves as a beautiful open space for the community of Guadalupe and its visitors, as well as a demonstration garden. more…