Big changes are coming to Oceano Dunes and Pismo State Beach. Here‘s how to have a say

Do you care about access to the Oceano Dunes and Pismo State Beach? Then you probably want to attend one of these meetings.

State Parks is holding public meetings in Arroyo Grande and Fresno this week about the public works plan for Pismo State Beach and the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area to discuss the process and hear from the public about the future of access and use.

State Parks says it will analyze existing park operations, recreation opportunities and coastal access and then make recommendations for improvement and future development projects and programs. That could mean a complete redesign.

Officials have hinted at possible upcoming changes like moving the campground at the SVRA or adding a new entrance to the dunes.


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The process is meant, in part, to bring the park into compliance with the Coastal Commission and environmental laws.


Here‘s information about the two meetings:

▪ Tuesday, May 22, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the South County Regional Center at 800 W Branch Street in Arroyo Grande.

▪ Wednesday, May 23, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel Fresno Conference Center at 1055 Van Ness Ave. in Fresno.

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Nipomo residents and off-road enthusiasts share their opinions on a proposed agreement to reduce dust emissions from Oceano Dunes by 30 percent over five years, during an Air Pollution Control District meeting. The hearing board rejected the deal. David Middlecamp

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