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Lopez Lake Recreation Area

32 Reviews

Closed For the Season

This campground is closed for the season from April 30, 2023 through April 26, 2024.



Located just ten miles east of Arroyo Grande, California, Lopez Lake Recreation Area is one of the top choices for camping and leisure trips. With 22 miles of shoreline and summer lake temperatures around 70°F, there is something for everyone; camping, fishing, boating, picnicking, hiking and equestrian trails, mountain biking, zip-lining, birdwatching and so much more. The warm climate of the Central Coast makes Lopez Lake the ideal, year-round recreational destination. Once covered by the sea, the surrounding hills of Lopez Lake are rich with relics of ancient days and studded with oak trees. Over 175 species of flowering plants, and more than 150 species of birds have been identified within the park. The naturally beautiful canyons were once hunting and fishing grounds for the Chumash Indians. Later, homesteaders and ranchers inhabited the area and harvested grain crops for Mission San Luis Obispo. Lopez Lake was then created in 1969 to provide domestic water for the Five Cities area of the Central Coast.

Lopez Lake with its 22 miles of shoreline is the ideal year-round recreational destination for everyone. There are 377 campsites to choose from. Many overlook the lake, and others are nestled among picturesque oaks. There are primitive, electrical, full hook-up, and group campsites available. Hot shower facilities are at several campgrounds. Camping reservations can be made up to one year in advance.

Fee Info

Lopez Lake Campground encompasses drive-in tent and RV campsites along the eastern side of the resevoir. Choose from a variety of campsite locations along the lake on the Lopez Lake camping map. Amenities include fire pits, picnic tables, docks hiking trails and restrooms.

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Group
  • Cabins
  • Equestrian


For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Big Rig Friendly

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32 Reviews

ZThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2023

The lake is FULl

Called to see if they had spots and they did. Super helpful staff to help get us a spot. The lake level is at 100% and is amazing to see. With all the rain some of the sights still have water running through them.

Site5 in the mustang loop
Month of VisitApril
  • Review photo of Lopez Lake Recreation Area by Zak , March 25, 2023
  • Review photo of Lopez Lake Recreation Area by Zak , March 25, 2023
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GThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2023

The joys of bad weather

Very popular but everyone stayed home! Hilly area, lots of trails, lots of rain…

Month of VisitMarch
Mario I.
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2023



Month of VisitJune


Lopez Lake Recreation Area is located in California

Detail location of campground


Lopez Lake is 184 miles North of Los Angeles and 254 miles South of San Francisco. Whether you’re driving North or South on Highway 101, take the Grand Avenue exit in Arroyo Grande. Turn East onto Grand Ave and head toward the mountains. You will drive through old town Arroyo Grande and then turn right onto Huasna Road. Huasna Road becomes Lopez Drive. Stay on Lopez Drive for approximately 10 miles until you come to the entrance of Lopez Lake.


6800 Lopez Drive
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420


35.19026548 N
120.45777636 W

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