10 Sonoma Ave San Luis Obispo, California 93405 (map) | 805-594-6500
Sites: 15 | Latest Rate: $23.00 |
This park is for military only. Quiet park with spacious pull thru sites. No cable but can receive several channels with antenna. Great location for visiting the Hearst Castle or enjoying any of the many beaches in the area. - travelswithpuppies
This was a great campground for us. It's a few miles out of San Luis Obispo, but still close enough that going to town to do some shopping (everything from Supermarkets to The Apple Store). We loved the very natural setting in a county park, with lots of trees and wildlife nearby. There was some persistent road noise from US-1 nearby but it wasn't too annoying. What worked especially well for us were all the places we could walk our dogs nearby. The county park includes a huge fenced dog park (with picnic tables, bathtubs, and more) which was less than a 1/2 mile walk from the campground. There's also a relatively easy hiking trail (some parts are a little steep uphill) which is about a three mile loop from the campground. We were there before the summer season started on April 1, so there was no staff except for the two camp hosts (no check-in, no office, etc.). Our Verizon and AT&T both worked well.
The only potential downside is finding a good site for a large motorhome. There are three loops: Bishop (B) has enormous pull-through sites suitable for any sized rig, but has NO hookups (and there's no dump station). Chumash (C) is the prettiest loop but is mostly designed for tents, vans, and very small RVs. There are a few sites in C that can fit a 36-38 foot motorhome. Romauldo (R) is mostly long sites that can fit very large motorhomes, but the sites there are awkwardly arranged, many having large/dense shrubs along both sides of the RV, with the camping space (picnic table, fire ring, etc.) being behind the RV instead of next to it, which looked awkward to us. Many of the sites are also very unlevel. We camped in (R) for a few days and had to put three wood blocks under our front tires and leveling jacks, and still weren't quite level. We then moved to (C) when one of the few larger sites there opened up.
Would we stay here again? Absolutely! We really enjoyed our stay, and the price was great. We will just be sure to reserve a large site well in advance. - LifeRebooted
This little park is a hidden gem. We got in here when other campgrounds in the area were completely full and this one was not. Trees and shrubs between each campsite, so it felt pretty private. Full hookups, as well. There is a golf course right next door, and we stumbled on the day use area with a really nice botanical garden that is readying for a big expansion, it seems. There is also very nice hiking up into the hills with wonderful views. The only downside was some highway noise, but we stayed far enough away that it did not bother us. - ALbums
We planned on staying here three nights and ended up staying seven. This is a very nice county park. The R loop with full hookups is just far enough away from the Hwy 1 that there is almost no road noise. I agree with most of the previous reviewers comments, the exception being that some of the sites are not very level. Our site, #10, sloped down in the back but we were able to level up. The park website listed this site as 45' long, I'm guessing it was more like 55' or 60' long. This site also had breaks in the trees so we could get satellite TV reception. That would not be possible at all the sites. This park is about halfway between San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay so there are lots of things to. Very pretty this time of year. All the surrounding countryside is green from the recent rains. - AKJohn
We were there on a Wednesday, just in time for their weekly Bingo. The food was very good and you can't beat the drinks. It was fun but one night was enough. Close to the freeway and Costco. The sites were close together. Nice grassy area to walk the dogs. - HB Taxlady
Unpaved dirt on back side of parking lot. Some road noise from freeway nearby. Property adjoins the cemetery next door. Parking lot is also used for tree trimming business trucks and equipment. They are pretty good at keeping their noise to a minimum even though they start before 0700. Common Elks club amenities available, bar etc. Bingo some months. 7 night limit. - Bucky Beaver