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Alerts & Current Conditions

Cayucos Pier Temporary Closure

Cayucos Pier will be temporarily closed for maintenance on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m.

Lopez Lake Launch Ramp Closed

The launch ramp at Lopez Lake is closed due to low water levels.  Contact Lopez ranger staff at (805)788-2385 for current options with small watercraft.  The Lopez Lake Marina and Store will still be renting boats that are on the water.

Temporary Fire Restrictions In Place

Temporary fire restrictions have been put in place at Lopez Lake, Santa Margarita Lake and El Chorro Campground.  These restrictions will remain in effect until further notice. 

For additional information, please contact the following office(s):

Lopez Lake (805) 788-2386
Santa Margarita Lake (805) 788-2415
El Chorro Campground (805) 781-4417

Allowances:  Portable lanterns, gas stoves & gas barbecues in developed camp areas are allowed; they must have a shut-off valve with the ability to immediately extinguish any flame. Traeger type enclosed wood chips and pellets for cooking are also allowed.

Not Permitted During Restrictions:  Wood or charcoal fires are not allowed. No propane open fires for non-cooking purposes or outdoor patio heaters are allowed.


New fees go into effect January 1, 2023.



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