El Chorro Regional Park Campground

CAMP - El Chorro Campground LOGOOnce used extensively by local ranchers for dairy production and cattle grazing, this land was acquired by the federal government in the 1940s to establish Camp San Luis Obispo. The camp was used for training purposes by the U.S. Army during WWII and the Korean Conflict. In 1972, the land was deeded to the County, during President Nixon’s “Legacy of Parks” program, to be managed as a natural park and recreational area for the citizens and visitors of San Luis Obispo County.

El Chorro Regional Park and Campground is located between San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay. Use El Chorro as your personal base camp to explore the Central Coast or simply spend a pleasant day in the park enjoying the view from its trails. Bring your golf clubs too. Dairy Creek Golf Course is right next door!

Contact Information

Parks Office 805.781.5930, x4  |  Book A Tee Time  805.782.8060

Camping

El Chorro Regional Park Campground features 61 campsites (43 sites are full hook-up with electricity, sewer and water. 18 sites are primitive with water nearby). Each site at the campground can accommodate approximately 6-8 people and either a couple of tents or a full-sized R.V. The maximum trailer length at some of the sites is 40 feet and there are a couple of pull-through sites. Restrooms and coin-operated showers are available.  Reservations can be made up to one year in advance.

Picnic Areas / Hiking Trails

El Chorro Regional Park features reservable Group Day Use Areas with barbeque facilities, volleyball courts, an off-leash dog park, horseshoe pits, the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, softball fields and various hiking trails for you to enjoy.

Location / Directions

Heading South on Highway 101: Once you enter San Luis Obispo city limits take the Santa Rosa Street exit and turn left on Santa Rosa. Santa Rosa Street will turn into Highway 1. Follow Santa Rosa Street / Highway I for approximately 4 1/2 miles. El Chorro Regional Park will be located on the right side of the road. It is across the highway from Cuesta College. Heading North on Highway 101: Take the Highway 1 / Morro Bay exit and follow signs to the stoplight at Santa Rosa Street. Turn right onto Santa Rosa Street. Santa Rosa Street will turn into Highway 1. Follow Santa Rosa Street / Highway 1 for approximately 5 miles. El Chorro Regional Park will be located on the right side of the road. It is across the highway from Cuesta College.

El Chorro Regional Park & Campground

State Highway 1 @ Dairy Creek Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
805.781.5930, x 4