Santa Margarita Lake

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Santa Margarita Lake Rd. Santa Margarita, CA 93453 805-788-2397 Official Website

GPS: 35.3248, -120.4925

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  • Reviews (2)
  • Amenities

Overview of Santa Margarita Lake

Number of Sites 60

Pad Type gravel

Reservations yes

Elevation 1,377 ft / 419 m

Tent Camping Yes

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To ask questions of the owner or manager please contact the campground directly. 805.788.2397

camper-820776 asked on 5/18/2023

Have the electrical hookups been activated yet? They were not on april 24th.

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Reviews of Santa Margarita Lake 2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Overall Rating
2 reviews
“Lovely Lake However…”

Reviewed 4/21/2023

Site Number: roadrunner 8
Overall Rating

No swimming in the lake itself. There is a pool that is open seasonally. It’s on the smallish size so, if the campgrounds are full during summer (daytime temps July-September 100°+) it is crowded. No cell service anywhere around the lake or in the campgrounds. All in all, as much as I love this little reservoir, it’s priced itself out of my budget.

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2 reviews
“Great Weekend Getaway ”

Reviewed 4/21/2023

Site Number: Roadrunner 8
Overall Rating

Beautiful little lake wit a ton of trails! Smaller campground, I think there are 3 (Coyote, Roadrunner, and Osprey) which have a 2 car/8 person maximum. Quiet and calm, by far my favorite winter camping getaway. Prices jumped up in January 2023, with fees, $91 for 2 nights which is OUTRAGEOUS for dry camping. With camping becoming more popular during Covid, it seems all campgrounds in California have increased in price.

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  • dry camping
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • swimming pool: outdoor
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • group sites
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • swimming pool: outdoor
  • pets


Santa Margarita KOA

Bad management rude

- camper-889288

TV Tower Road

Easy Peasy— Such A Show

- camper-829032

Lopez Lake Recreation Area

Relaxing stay with fun on the lake

- flanneryd

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