El Chorro Regional Park

El Chorro Regional Park is located on scenic Highway 1 between San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay.  This is a popular park for those wishing to visit the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden and El Chorro Dog Park.


El Chorro Regional Park
State Hwy 1 @ Dairy Creek
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(4 miles NW of SLO on HWY 1)

Group AreaCapacityFeeNotes
Creekside Details45Based on CapacitySmall group area located right next to the ballfields. Perfect for those after game barbecues.
Dairy Creek Details95Based on CapacityThe second largest group area at El Chorro. Somewhat private.
Lupine (Dog Park) Details100Based on CapacityLupine is located within the El Chorro Dog Park. Table seating is limited but there is a large barbecue pit.
Mariposa Details80Based on CapacityGood line of sight for watching kids at the playground. Close to the climbing rock. Access from campground.
Poppy Details105Based on CapacityPerfect location for large scale events and is conveniently located across from ballfields.
Ballfields (2)--$12/hr per fieldRegulation size softball fields.

San Luis Obispo County Group Picnic Areas & Facilities

A $9 reservation / transaction fee will be applied to each reservation or transaction made and consider the following when making your reservation:

  • You may make reservations one year in advance
  • Payment is due within 14 days of making your reservation unless otherwise specified
  • Have backup dates in mind
  • Most facilities are available from 8 a.m. to sunset
  • Know the approximate number of people attending
  • Amplified sound requires a special use permit & fee
  • Groups exceeding site capacity may require a special use permit & additional fee
  • Inflatable play structures require a special use permit & fee
  • Cleaning/damage deposit may be required
  • Vehicle entrance fees may apply at some regional parks