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San Luis Obispo County Parks & Recreation

Think Outside with SLO County Parks

San Luis Obispo County Parks & Recreation

Think Outside with SLO County Parks

San Luis Obispo County Parks & Recreation

Think Outside with SLO County Parks

San Luis Obispo County Parks & Recreation

Think Outside with SLO County Parks

San Luis Obispo County Parks & Recreation

Think Outside with SLO County Parks

Welcome to San Luis Obispo County Parks!

Our goal is to offer you the most enjoyable and rewarding recreational experience possible on California’s Central Coast. We manage a wide range of facilities including trails, golf courses, campgrounds, pools, picnic sites and more. Our Mission is to ensure diverse opportunities for recreation and the personal enrichment of the County’s residents and visitors while protecting its natural, cultural, and historical resources. To put it more simply, we invite you to visit SLO County Parks, have fun, and “Think Outside!”

 

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Regional Stay at Home Order in Place

 
County Parks and Recreation Areas

Under the governor’s newly enacted Regional Stay at Home Order, County Parks has taken the following actions to comply with the current restrictions:

Campgrounds

  • *UPDATE – 12/30/2020*  Based on the Governor’s extension of the stay at home order all camping reservations through February 3, 2021 will be canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • All County Parks campgrounds and cabins are closed until further notice. This includes El Chorro, Lopez Lake, Santa Margarita Lake, Coastal Dunes RV Park and Oceano Campground.
  • We are accepting future reservation with a date of February 4, 2021, or after. Please keep in mind that as the situation surrounding COVID-19 evolves, these reservations may be subject to cancellation.

Other County Parks Facilities­ that are Closed

  • The Parks and Recreation Administrative Office. You may call us at 805-781-5930 (Press option #4 and leave a message) or email us at sloparks@co.slo.ca.us with any questions.
  • Restaurant concessionaires will be limited to take out only.
  • Golf carts can only be shared by members of the same household.
  • Swimming Pools
  • Indoor Facilities (except restrooms)
  • Group Picnic Sites
  • No reservations are being accepted for weddings, special events, group picnics, birthday parties, or any other activity until further notice.

Lopez Lake and Santa Margarita Lake has set vehicle limits. In response to difficulty maintaining physical distance at Lopez Lake and Santa Margarita Lake, County Parks has limited the number of vehicles allowed at each lake at any one time. Santa Margarita Lake is limited to 80 vehicles, 40 of which may be trailers with boats. Lopez Lake is limited to 320 vehicles, 50 of which may be trailers with boats. Any vehicles arriving after this capacity has been reached will be turned away.

As a reminder, effective November 16, 2020, California’s updated face covering mandate specifies people must wear face coverings when they are outside of the home unless they qualify for an exemption.  The County is posting signs reminding residents to keep a distance of at least six feet from others at sports courts, dog parks, skate parks and other areas. These areas may be closed if physical distancing requirements are ignored.

For updates on COVID-19 in SLO County: Visit ReadySLO.org or call the recorded Public Health Information Line at (805) 788-2903.

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