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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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SLO County Enters Orange Tier

Effective May 10, 2021, the following changes in operations will take place:

  • Group camping reservations will be available for groups of 50 or less.
  • Day use reservations of group picnic sites will be available for groups of 50 or less.
  • We will resume accepting applications for events with the additional requirement that applicants must also submit a plan on how they will meet COVID-19 guidelines most appropriate for the type of event being requested.

Other County Parks Facilities­ that are Closed and/or have Altered Schedules

  • Effective 03/09/21 the Parks and Recreation Administrative Office will be open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Restaurant concessionaires have limited indoor seating but also allow for outdoor seating and take out.
  • Swimming Pools
  • Indoor Facilities (except restrooms)

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.

A Day in the Life of a County Park Ranger

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