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"Vintage Petroleum has a world..." Ventura Off The Beaten Path Tip by jst4play

Ventura Off The Beaten Path: 8 reviews and 5 photos

Vintage Petroleum has a world famous anticline (a rock formation) that is visible from the roads. There have been several look-out places. This is private property and a oil lease. 3055 West Pacific Coast Highway. The 101 freeway North from Ventura just past the Hwy 33 exit to OJAI LOOK for Highway 1 State Beach exit which is the next one and exit. You will go through a tunnel and come out(exit) heading NORTH right along the beach. The beach will be on your left and make the first RIGHT that you can ( there will be a underpass!).This is a paved road that is goes under the 101 North & South bound lanes. Go straight under the freeways and you will reach a security gate. Stop and follow the directions on the dialpad.( push 0.) That calls a operator. Tell them your name or any name and that you have come to see Paul Roden. He is the boss and a super guy.They will open the gate. Go check in with him or..........Just be careful and have common sense. Because if you are careless 'MURPHY' lives there. Just enjoy the view. Who knows you might even see a OIL SPILL.

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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