San Luis Obispo Campgrounds

San Luis Obispo Campgrounds
San Luis Obispo County Campgrounds

From Pismo Beach to San Miguel, San Luis Obispo County has a variety of campgrounds with camping at the beach to camping in the mountains and lakes. There are State Parks and private campgrounds that offer both tent camping and RV camping. Find campgrounds in the list below.

Location-35 miles north of San Luis Obispo on Highway 1 and 2 miles north of Cambria-turn right onto San Simeon-Monterey Creek Road to the campgroun

Phone #-805-927-2020

Campsites-13 tent and RV campsites-RV’s and trailers up to 35’-each campsite has a picnic table and fire ring-restrooms and showers a short walk-dump station available-firewood for sale-maximum 8 people per site

Fee-$35 per night-additional vehicle $10-maximum 8 people per site

Reservations-Reservations taken peak season May 27 through September 2 with half of the campsites being first come first serve and half reservastions can be made-off peak is first come first serve-reservations can be made with

Dogs-allowed in campground but not on trails or beach

The San Simeon Creek Campground has trails to hike and the beach is a short hike away. A must see while you are there is to go see the Elephant Seal Rookery a short drive north and Hearst Castle.

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                                                       (San Simeon)

Location-35 miles north of San Luis Obispo-turn right onto San Simeon-Monterey Creek Road and go through San Simeon Creek Campground to get to Washburn Campground

Phone #-805-927-2020

Campsites-68 campsites for tents and RV’s-RV’s and trailers 35’-each campsite has a picnic table and fire ring-water and restrooms are a short walk nearby

Fee-$35 per night-$10 additional vehicle-maximum 8 people per site

Reservations-online reservations can be made at

Dogs-allowed in campground butn ot on trailso r beach

Washburn Campground has hiking trails and is a short hike to the beach. The Elephant Seal Rookery is a short drive north of the campground as well as Hearst Castle.

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Location-305 Yerba Buena St. Morro Bay

Phone #-772-881

Campsites-75 campsites, Rv's and trailers 24' maximum,

Fee-standard $35 per night-hookup $50 per night

Reservations-some spaces are first come-first serve and some spaces can be reserved at

Dogs-allowed in the campground but not on trails or the beach

Morro Strand State Beach Campground is right by the beach. Some popular things to do are surf fishing, windsurfing, kite flying and beach walking.

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Location-60 State Park Road, Morro Bay

Phone #-805-772-2560

Campsites-135 tent and RV campsites-maximum trailer and RV 35'-30 hook-up sites-showers-golf course next door

Fee-standard $35-Hookup $50

Reservations- some spaces are first come-first serve and some spaces can be reserved at

Dogs-allowed in campground but not on trails

Morro Bay State Park Campground is next to a lagoon and a natural bay. Morro Rock is a short walk nearby. There is surf fishing, beach walking, birdwatching and sailing at the beach. Visit the park museum with exhibits about Native American life, cultural history, oceanography, geology and natural features of the area. The park has a marina and an 18 hole golf course.

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Location-From Atascadero drive 9 miles west on Highway 41 and turn left onto Cerro Alto Rd. to the campground

Phone #-805-434-1996

Campsites-15 tent and RV campsites-24’ to 35’ maximum trailer and RV-no hookups

Fee-$18 per night

Reservations-online reservations at

Dogs-allowed

Cerro Alto Campground is off Highway 41 between Morro Bay and Atascadero in a canyon with a seasonal creek. The popular Cerro Alto Trail starts from here for hikers, mountain bikers and horsebackriders.

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                                                                                                             (San Luis Obispo)

Location-From San luis Obispo take Santa Rosa St. which turns into Highway 41 for 4 1/2 miles to El chorro Regional Park on the right across from Cuesta College

Phone #-805-781-5930

Campsites-61 tent and RV campsites-43 sites with full hookups-8 people maximum per site-maximum 40' trailer and RV length-restrooms-pay showers-dog park, hiking trails, volleyball court-horseshoe pits-softball field

Fee-$23 to $38 per night

Reservations- some spaces are first come-first serve and some spaces can be reserved online at

Dogs-allowed

El Chorro Regional Park campground has  various hiking trails, off-leash dog park & botanical gardens along with barbeque facilities, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits,  softball fields for you to enjoy.

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                                                                            (Pismo beach)

Location-399 South Dolliver St. Pismo Beach

Phone #-805-473-7220

Campsites-103 tent and RV campsites up to 36’. Pay showers, dump station, restrooms, picnic table, fire ring, drinking water

Fees-off peak season $25-on peak season $35

Reservations-reservations can be made by calling 800-444-7275 or online

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Dogs-allowed

North Beach Campground has a variety of things to do with the beach right by such as the Monarch Butterfly Grove hiking trail and several other trails, swimming, surf fishing, horseback riding and Pismo Beach is the only California beach where vehicles are permitted.

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Location- 555 Pier Ave. off Highway 1

 Phone #-805-473-7220

Campsites-40 campsites for tents and 42 RV sites, RV sites up to 40’, full hookups (water, sewer, and electricity) pay showers

Fees-tent sites $25 off season-$35 peak season-RV sites-$40 off peak-$50 on peak per night

Reservations-805-781-4900 online reservations at

Dogs-allowed

Fishing is allowed in the lagoon next to the campground and the park has a picnic area, children’s playground and horseshoe pits.

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Location-540 Air Park Dr. Oceano

Phone #-805-781-5930

Campsites-22 tent and RV campsites, RV’s up to 40’ with full hookups (water, sewer and electricity) pay showers 75 cents per 3 minutes-6 people maximum per site

Fee-$35 to $38 per night

Reservations-805-781-4900 or online at

Dogs-allowed

Fishing is allowed in the lagoon next to the campground and the park has a picnic area, children’s playground and horseshoe pits

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Location-end of Pier Ave. at the beach, Oceano

Phone #-805-473-7220

Campsites-camping on the beach is allowed south of Post 2 on the beach and in the open dune area. Vault toilets and chemical toilets are available, camping area maybe restricted periodically by the Arroyo Grande Creek, high tides, heavy rains and blowing sand may determine whether you can drive down the beach without getting stuck, 4 wheel drive vehicles recommended to access the site.

Fee-$10

Reservations-1-800-444-7275 or online reservations at

Dogs-allowed on leash

The Oceano Dunes State Recreational Area Campground has 5 ½ miles of beach and sand dunes on 3,600 acres open for vehicles and camping. It is a very popular beach and the only California beach that allows vehicles on the beach. Surfing, swimming, surf fishing, horseback riding and birdwatching are popular activities also.

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Location-250 Avila Beach Dr. San Luis Obispo

Phone #-805-595-2359

Campsites-tent and RV camping-swimming pool, showers, restrooms, restaurant, game room, laundry facilities, WiFi, cable, picnic area, mineral pool, cabins to rent

Fees-$45 for 2 people, additional $10 per person per night maximum 6 people, additional car $5, 2 week maximum stay

Reservations-805-595-2359

Dogs-not allowed

Avila Hot Springs Campground has a large swimming pool for family fun, a mineral hot springs to soak in, a game room, and the Bob Jones Trail, a popular hiking trail and bicycle rentals. The beach is minutes away as well as a golf course.

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Location-from San Luis Obispo exit Highway 101 at Los Osos Valley Road and drive northwest toward Los Osos-after 11.2 miles Los Osos Valley Rd. becomes Pecho Valley Rd.-continue for 3.7 miles entering Montana de Oro State Park to the Islay Campground on the left just past Spooner’s Cove.

Phone #-805-527-0513

Campsites-50 campsites-no hookups-27” max trailer or RV, no showers, check in 2:00 check out 12:00

Fees-$25 per night-$10 additional vehicle, up to 3 vehicles

Reservations-reservations taken for summer months and first come first serve in the winter months- call Reserve America at 800-444-7275 or online reservations

at

Dogs-allowed on leash in the campground but not on trails

Montana de Oro is on 8,000 acres of scenic beaches, mountains, streams and canyons. The campground is just a short walk to Spooner’s Cove, a popular beach with many unique rock formations and a sandy beach. There are many trails to hike from easy trails by the coast to strenuous trails to the mountaintops. A variety of trails with trails for horses, mountain biking, trails for backpackers, there is sure to be a trail for your liking.

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Location-6800 Lopez Dr. Arroyo Grande

Phone #-489-1122

Campsites-350 tent and RV campsites, full hook up campsites available, hot pay showers,

Fees-$25 standard campsite per night, $40 full hookup site

Reservations-online reservations at

Dogs-allowed on leash, $2 fee-not allowed in the water but allowed on trails

Lopez Lake has 22 miles of shoreline with lake temperatures around 7o degrees. There is boating, fishing, hiking, camping, equestrian trails, mountain biking, zip-lining, mustang water slides and picnicking. Something for everyone.

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Location-4695 Santa Margarita Lake Road, Santa Margarita

Phone #-805-788-2397

Campsites-60 campsites, no hook ups, swimming pool, picnic tables, pay showers,

Fees-$25 per night

Reservations-online reservations at

Dogs-allowed-$2 per night allowed on trails but not in the water

Santa Margarita Lake was created in 1941 and supplies drinking water to San Luis Obispo. No swimming is allowed as it is used as drinking water. There is boating, fishing, hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking and camping on thousands of acres of open space.

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Location-10625 Nacimiento Dr., Bradley

Phone #-805-238-3256

Campsites-75 tent and RV campsites, there are 6 campgrounds from primitive to RV with hookups

Fee-$35

Reservations-call 805-238-2376 or 1-800-323-3839 for reservations

Dogs-allowed

Lake Nacimiento Campground has 6 campgrounds from primitive to RV with hookups. It  is an 18 mile long lake and the campgrounds have wonderful big trees for shade and the beautiful lake for boating, swimming , water skiing and fishing and has lots of fingers for finding private places.

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