OCEANO, Calif. - If you're planning on going to the Oceano Dunes, be aware of online scams.
That's according to California State Parks which posted a warning on social media, reminding people that camping passes are $10 and are only available through their approved vendor.
⚠️‼️SCAM ALERT‼️⚠️— CA State Parks Oceano Dunes SVRA Pismo State Beach (@ODSVRA_PSB) July 6, 2021
Camping passes for the Oceano Dunes SVRA are only $10.00 and are only available through our approved vendor, Reserve California. To purchase a camping pass, visit https://t.co/OoSF5fWqyo pic.twitter.com/yww0H1H5M1
To reserve a camping pass at Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, you should visit ReserveCalifornia.com.
All other pass exchanges, including third-party sales and person-to-person sales, are invalid and State Parks will not permit you to camp at the dunes. ID and proof of reservation will be required, which means an invalid pass won't work.
The message State Parks is putting out to hopeful campers: book a reservation the right way, and don't waste your money.