El Chorro Regional Park Campground

     


San Luis Obispo, California
Phone: (805) 781-5930

Sites: 61
Recent Rate: $35 3/2015


Latitude: 35.3309781616983
Longitude: -120.732246637344

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

21 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

LifeRebooted

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at El Chorro Regional Park Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Be sure to visit the San Luis Obispo farmer's market and food festival every Thursday at 6pm!

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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ALbums

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $35.00
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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. We camped at El Chorro Regional Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Stay in the R loop as it is furthest from the road.

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Clean Restrooms

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AKJohn

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
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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. We camped at El Chorro Regional Park Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Wine country tours, beach, Hearst Castle, San Luis Obispo Mission, San Luis Obispo Lighthouse tour (oldest Victorian style lighthouse) all nearby.

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Clean Restrooms

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hbcamper

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $38.00
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We had tried two other campgrounds before coming here and were pleased with what we found. We found a lovely shaded spot. The campground is quiet, has nice views from some areas, and is a nice location to visit Morro Bay, Los Oso, San Luis Obispo and Baywood. The site we camped in had full hookups and was level. Really enjoyed our stay here and would definitely camp here again. We camped at El Chorro Regional Park Campground in a Motorhome.

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wantahertzdonut

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
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Great location about 10 minutes out of downtown SLO. Has access to hiking trails. This is a county park and the bathrooms are rough concrete walls and are dimly lit. It's similar to what you'd expect in an old public pool. Showers are pay showers with no control over temperature. We did not bother to use them. Sites are level and separated by trees and shrubs offering good privacy without cutting you off from what's outside. A loop is primitive, B loop is full hookup, and R loop is full hookup and reservation only. R loop has the biggest sites for large trailers and motor homes. For some reason, SLO County will not take reservations within 48 hours of your arrival which seems backwards, so plan a few days ahead. The area inside the B loop is overflow for tent camping. We are a full time couple in our early 30's. This park suited our needs, but was nothing wonderful. We camped at El Chorro Regional Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Onemoretrail

Review Count: 419
States Visited: 51
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: - $35.00
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Rate is for winter season. Higher rates in summer. Site was a fairly level paved back-in situated in the Chumash loop. A table and fire grill at most of the sites in the loop. Good privacy between most of the sites. It was fairly quiet in the loop as most of the campers were in the adjacent Rumaldo loop. All utilities worked, but the sewer outlet was about six inches above ground which made drainage a challenge. No cable TV or Wi-Fi. There were plenty of off the air TV channels and our site (C13) was satellite friendly. The Bridge trail was nearby and several other trails were beyond the botanical gardens. We camped at El Chorro Regional Park Campground in a Motorhome.

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vzvagabonds

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $31.00
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Sites were spacious but not very level. We did have a hard time getting our DTV satellite in a spot to receive a signal. The camp host was friendly and helpful after we were parked. There are primitive sites and full hookup sites. It would have been nice if there had been a map of the campground where the check-in forms are located. The second loop of full hookup sites can handle big rigs, the first loop of full hookup sites cannot. We camped at El Chorro Regional Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Littlebigrv

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $31.00
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Stayed here one night in C loop with full hook ups and dry camped second night for $23. Gravel both nights with trees and bushes both sites, although most of dry camp sites are in the open. Since it was off season, I had my choice of sites and found none that were level. Hookup sites were nicer, more trees and bushes and slightly over the hill from Hwy 1 to shield from traffic noise. We camped at El Chorro Regional Park Campground in a Motorhome.

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Onemoretrail

Review Count: 419
States Visited: 51
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: - $31.00
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Rate shown off season full hookup. During the off season self registration in effect. Site was in the Rumauldo loop which has shrubs and trees between some sites for privacy. My site was a paved back-in and not level. It had a table and firepit as well. All utilities worked fine. There are several TV channels off the antenna, but no Wi-Fi. There are several hiking trails through the oak woods or to eagle rock which start from the day use area past the botanical gardens. The gardens have a good selection of plants from the Mediterranean climate zones. We camped at El Chorro Regional Park Campground in a Motorhome.

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rncordy

Review Count: 115
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $31.00
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For us this is a fine, full hookup campground. Close to SLO and walk to Dairy Creek Golf course. Not very many what we consider to be "private" sites, i.e, entry side of rig shielded from neighbors. Perhaps 70% of the sites would not take our 28 ft rig. Based on the Park phone message, some sites are reservable but not all. There are loads of non-hookup sites. Lots of trees and large bushes. And for California campgrounds, the price is excellent. Down the road at Morro Bay State Park it is $50 with only electricity. Only 2 TV channels. We camped at El Chorro Regional Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Scooter chick

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Camped at site R11. Private with beautiful oak trees. Botanical Gardens in park (free). Large leash-free dog areas. Golf course adjacent. Easy access to San Luis Obispo & Morro Bay. Stayed 3 nights. Would come back. We camped at El Chorro Regional Park Campground in a Motorhome.

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retiredfields

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $32.00
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The great thing about this park is the location. Nice scenery and away from the City. I recommend it for that, but: 1) The WEB site says most sites are first come first served. This is no longer accurate. All RV sites are now reservable. The WEB site gives you no site information, so good luck on getting a long site, if you need it. Many are very short. 2) The sites are not level, narrow and shrubbery is a problem if you have deep slideouts. I had to prune back several large tree branches. 3) The fire rings are full of ashes and trash. I recommend this park, but San Luis Obispo County could do a better job here, and with their WEB site. This could be a great park. We camped at El Chorro Regional Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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BruceJB

Review Count: 34
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $32.00
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It features nice sites, clean with lots of greenery. There are turkeys roaming through the sites. The larger sites are in the last loop at the end of the road. We found the old style sewer connection too far back to use it. I drove into a pull through upon departure for the sewer, and almost scraped my 35' trailer on the electric post. It is a good location between SLO and Morro Bay. We camped at El Chorro Regional Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Nillawilla

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $32.00
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Although it is off Highway 101, there is little road noise. The sites are private and spacious, level asphalt pads with grass, picnic table and fire ring. We had plenty of room for our 38' 5'er. Nice shrubbery and trees between sites. We enjoyed our visit very much. We will gladly return. We camped at El Chorro Regional Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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rodeo1

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $12.00
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This is a pretty nice little campground for a Govt. owned place. We were very comfortable here and for the Morro Bay area, its cheap: cheaper than the army base across the street. There were actually several retired Navy personnel staying here instead of across the street. Pretty quiet except for the constant chirping of the seagulls, and the occasional skunk. We camped at El Chorro Regional Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Top Tips for this Campground

  • Wine country tours, beach, Hearst Castle, San Luis Obispo Mission, San Luis Obispo Lighthouse tour (oldest Victorian style lighthouse) all nearby.

    AKJohnDecember 2014
  • Stay in the R loop as it is furthest from the road.

    ALbumsFebruary 2015
  • Be sure to visit the San Luis Obispo farmer's market and food festival every Thursday at 6pm!

    LifeRebootedApril 2015

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