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Lopez Lake Recreation Area

Lopez Drive, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
+1 805-489-1122
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Annual tradition.

We've been here every father's day for the past several years. There is a lake for swimming... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2016
Salinas, California
Good place for hiking

We took a couple short hikes in early April. Lots of wildflowers and a nice view, even though the... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2016
Orange County, California
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A picturesque camping, hiking and outdoor recreation area.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“water slides” (14 reviews)
“wild turkeys” (6 reviews)
“quail” (5 reviews)
Lopez Drive, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
+1 805-489-1122
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Reviewed 13 April 2016

We've been here every father's day for the past several years. There is a lake for swimming, boating and fishing. There are mustang water slides which is great for children and pre-teens. Older teens might not enjoy. They also have a ropes course which opened...More

Thank JasonMBowen
Reviewed 3 April 2016

We took a couple short hikes in early April. Lots of wildflowers and a nice view, even though the lake is nearly empty because of the drought. The Ranger, Nicole, was very friendly and helpful. 4 stars instead of 5 because the trails were not...More

Thank jeff573
Reviewed 25 March 2016

first thing is the view of the lake when driving on the road. they have a great marina and store the staff there are friendly and ready to help you ,from renting boats and fishing poles and where the good fishing hole are,,,theres a water...More

1  Thank David H
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

As can be seen by the pictures I posted the lake is the lowest I've ever seen it. I've been coming here since the 70s and the water skiing, trout, bass, crappie and bluegill fishing is great but this last visit the water was so...More

1  Thank VictoryVisionTim
Reviewed 18 February 2016

We camp at Lake Lopez at least twice a year in our 24 foot RV. We usually get space in Blue Jay or Quail with full hookups: we are 'metro-campers' who like to get into the wild but like our bed, shower , toilet &...More

3  Thank Kathryn L
Reviewed 15 February 2016

We explored the Lopez Lake Recreation Area during a beautiful sunny warm February day. There is a marina and picnic grounds. People were out on the lake and also having picnics. There is also barbecue areas One can also fish at the lake. Its a...More

4  Thank mini
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

The water level is slowly rising. Fishing is usually always good and there's a great network of trails around the campsites and for intermediate riders, on the center peninsula of the lake accessed b IA the Wittenburg Arm. Great views from the top and some...More

2  Thank Timothy F
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Really a serene place to camp. Lots of trees lots of spaces through out the park to camp with full hook ups or dry camping. There is also a marina for boating or renting something to go out on the Lake. Tons of wild life...More

Thank Faye L
Reviewed 4 November 2015

My wife and I just went camping at Lopez lake in October 2015 with a motor home we just got and stayed for four days. it has been awhile for us 2006 last time. The water was very low because of the drought we are...More

2  Thank Ralph C
Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

We took our three young boys (10-14) to the lake for 3 days of camping and a triathlon and they loved it! Plenty to do for everyone. Of course, the water level is low, but we expected that seeing as how we are multiple years...More

2  Thank Joe G
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21 April 2017|
Response from mariposa67 | Reviewed this property |
I suspect if you look at their website it will tell you the check in and check out time. I only ride my bike up there and hike in the area have not yet stayed in the campground. The lake is now over 60% full and looking... More

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