Lopez Lake Recreation Area

County Park

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6800 Lopez Dr.
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
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GPS: 35.1903, -120.4578

Last Price Paid: $35
Number of Sites: 354
Pad Type: gravel
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 564 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Site Quality
Nightly rate: $35
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: Blue Jay 30
“Nice place to unplug”

Reviewed Feb 17, 2016

Overall Rating

This is a beautiful campground with lots of wildlife. There is NO cell service at the campground so be ready to unplug. There is a nice playground for the littles and in the summer there is a water park that is loosely connected (I haven't been but I've never heard anything bad about the water park).

The spots vary greatly in spacing from your neighbor. This spot that we had was awesome and often gets booked up a year in advance. But there are pictures on the state website to give you an idea about the close proximity of the other sites. Its a popular campground so expect not to be alone.

There are nice walking paths in the campground. We even saw a great blue heron only feet away from the hiking trail.

The campground is a bit of a drive to town at 20+ minutes to get into San Luis Obispo but only about 10 minutes to old town Arroyo Grande.

Site Quality

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com

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Kate at The Sceni...

27 Airstream International FB
2014 Ram 2500
73 reviews
Nightly rate: $38
Days stayed: 7
“Nice spacious spots, but zero connectivity so not good for long term stays.”

Reviewed Dec 10, 2014

Overall Rating

We were late making reservations, so staying near the ocean was tough, especially through the weekends, so we chose Lopez Lake instead.

The campground is about 8 or 10 miles from the town of Arroyo Grande. It's a short 20 to 30 minutes drive to San Luis Obispo, and you can be at the Ocean in relatively short order. Convenient for SLO, Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach, Avila Beach etc.

There are a mix of sites over multiple loops some with full hook ups. The site we stayed in was quite long and narrow, we had a nice sitting area and fire ring. Decent amount of space and privacy. We saw quite a few deer and turkey wandering around.

The general store that sells basic supplies and ok beer and firewood, there is also well as a sports bar and kayak/boat rentals.

The biggest problem here is the complete lack of cell phone coverage. Absolutley zipon Verizon or AT&T. There is sluggish WiFi at the store.

Site Quality

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com

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The Scenic Route: Beautiful and Sunny on the Central California Coast

We spent the last week at Lopez Lake, which is perfectly located for exploring the Central California Coast.  We have spent quite a bit of time in this area before, and we still had some logistics and...

  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • dry camping
  • sewer
  • Full Hookups
  • boat ramp
  • boat rental
  • fishing
  • marina
  • picnic area
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
  • dump station
  • general store
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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