Santa Margarita KOA

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Park Overview

Known as the “Best-kept Secret on the Central Coast of California.” This rustic, rural campground is carved into the side of a hill on 69 acres with mainly dirt roads and sites. We offer RV and tent sites, plus log cabins, yurts and Deluxe Cabins with bathrooms and kitchens. Kids love the giant Jumping Pillow. Adults enjoy the peace and quiet of dark starry nights. Expect dust, rugged terrain and steep steps to the restrooms. Great base-camp for day trips to Hearst Castle, Morro Bay, Pismo Dunes, Ravine Water Park, local hot springs and 100’s of wineries. Although the nearby non-body-contact Santa Margarita Lake is low; it still offers great fishing, birding, hiking, biking and boating. Our friendly staff can give more suggestions to help plan your getaway.

Park Features

  • Biking Trails
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Hiking / Nature Trails
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • 50 Amp
  • Dump Station
  • Full Hookups
  • Propane
  • WiFi
Clubs / Discounts
  • KOA Value Kard Rewards
Site Options
  • Accommodate Big Rigs
  • Cabins
  • Park Models
  • Tent Sites
  • Yurts
  • BBQ Grills
  • Big Rig Friendly
  • Club / Meeting Room
  • Convenience Store
  • Firewood
  • Horse Facility
  • Hot Showers
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Playground
  • Pool
  • Family Friendly
  • Pet Friendly

Local Interest

Santa Margarita Lake, Hearst Castle, Madonna Inn, Morro Bay, Cambria, elephant seals, local hot springs, and 100’s of wineries. Oceano Dunes, Pismo Beach, Avila Barn & Beach, Ravine Water Park, and San Luis Obispo Farmer’s Market. Popular area for hiking, biking, bird watching and stargazing.

Park Directions

From US 101, take Santa Margarita EXIT 211. Go 1.7 mi. and turn RIGHT on Estrada Avenue which becomes W. Pozo Road. Follow signs to Santa Margarita Lake. We are just 10 miles off 101.

Santa Margarita KOA

4765 Santa Margarita Lake Rd, Santa Margarita, CA, 93453
Get Directions

(805) 438-5618

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