Avila / Pismo Beach KOA

7075 Ontario Road

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Reserve: 800-562-1244

Info: 805-595-7111

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RV Reviews

Jul 09, 2013
The camp was closer to a noisy highway than I thought it would be. And, would prefer dg to gravel in the sites. Gravel is hard on feet and gear. It is a great location though, near to Avila, Shell Beach and an easy drive to SLO and the Edna Valley.
Jul 09, 2013
This was our first KOA stay. We had a great time and met some really nice people. Thank you so much for the stay.
Jul 08, 2013
The only problem we had was there was no room in front, we could not take our awning out plus being disabled made it tougher. Other than that our stay was great!
Jul 08, 2013
Very disappointed in the staff this year. Stayed last year the campsites were clean as well as the pool. Never seen anyone clean a campsite, the pool was dirty, the staff was rude and very unorganized.
Jul 08, 2013
We stayed for 6 nights - July 1st-July 7th. Yes it was a busy weekend, however we have never camped so close to other trailers ever. Trailer next to us had sewer dump right next to our picnic table and there must have been a leak previously that was not cleaned up as it was littered with toilet paper. this is clearly a health hazard. So consequently our sewage dump was right next to another.
Jul 08, 2013
We were there for the 4th of July. Had a great time. Our only complaint was with the inconsistency with the WI FI. It would work for maybe 10 minutes at a time and then go out.
Jul 08, 2013
As always, Avila Beach KOA is a gem. Staff are always cheerful and friendly, and the park is always clean and tidy. Campsites are large and roomy, and folks appear to all be having a great time, especially at the pool and hot tub.
Jul 07, 2013
The park could use upgrades. The space we stayed in was gravel and it hurt to walk on. I wish the pool was open later then 9:00 in the summer and the jacuzzi was way to hot! The office staff was friendly with the exception of one. Lorrie was very unpleasant and everyone in the park noticed It. I wish this KOA had more activities for the kids like Chula Vista KOA. The facilities are old and beat up
Jul 07, 2013
Very enjoyable stay. Very well kept grounds.
Jul 04, 2013
Always a great time at Avila KOA. Staff is super!!!!!
Jul 03, 2013
Great location. Very clean facilities. Enjoyed our stay. Will visit again.
Jul 03, 2013
We really liked the location, and the staff is friendly. Spaces are too crowded, and I'd recommend that staff escort campers to their sites to ensure proper placement of vehicles.
Jul 03, 2013
Bathrooms were clean. Pool/spa were great. Sites are tight. Dumpster across from our site was full when we got there, and two days later had still not been emptied.
Jul 01, 2013
I enjoyed my stay at the KOA but I was dissappointed with my spot. I could not use my SAT Dish there because of the woods, and the cable connection didn't work. I would go again if I was in another spot!! Especially since my wife and I are handicapped...it would have been nice to be closer to the pool.
Jul 01, 2013
Too close to 101 - very loud traffic. Great people and host.
Jun 30, 2013
This KOA is right up against the hwy. It was very noisy and difficult to sleep. The sites are very tight. If your plan is to park your rig or trailer and use the location as a jumping off point it is perfect, just don't plan on spending much time there as the spaces don't allow for much room. One really great thing is the site was very level. All we did was lower our jacks.
Jun 29, 2013
Jun 28, 2013
Jun 25, 2013
Very friendly staff!
Jun 23, 2013
Folks were nice enough. Sites are clean, but small. Camp Store Has limited hours with a very limited selection. Bath house is clean. Game room needs repairs.
Jun 22, 2013
We had a great time, thanks.
Jun 22, 2013
We stayed at this site two times before and this time it was terrible! The pool was policed by a horrible lady, that wouldn't give me her last name, Laura was her first name. She said that she warned everyone 4-5 times, but I just saw her giving people heartache. She yelled at people and even yelled at us, "The pool is closed!!" We were dressed in warm clothes and just looking in the pool.
Jun 22, 2013
Very Clean and helpful staff
Jun 20, 2013
We were only at the Avila/Pismo Beach KOA for one night so we didn't really get a chance to explore, but it seemed nice. Great pool. Good location. Could have some more grassy areas to make it feel less like a car park. Toilets could do with being updated too. We stayed in some other KOAs (Yosemite West/Mariposa and Costanoa) which were brilliant.
Jun 19, 2013
Great place and nice people. will be back
Jun 19, 2013
Nice location, somewhat pricey. We were there for 4 nights and the trash cans and dumpsters were never emptied and trash was falling out all over. Somewhat difficult to move trailer into spots due to closeness.
Jun 19, 2013
Rules too strict; pool closes too early; kid's under 14 are not allowed in the jacuzzi; movie night was cancelled...twice! women's bathroom out of towels for several hours; lots have a "very tight fit"; etc. etc.
Jun 19, 2013
we had a nice little grassy area for our small trailer, otherwise its dusty gravel for the big boys
Jun 19, 2013
we have camped here before and still feel the same the sites are too close to each other unless you are fortunate enough to have an end site when you back in you are right up against the other camper or trailer you are virtually side by side with no privacy at all

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Our campground is small and things are tight, but we are in the process of installing privacy fences between sites
Jun 18, 2013
very good,sites very close,we had great neibors.great area to check out lots to do.
Jun 17, 2013
We had a great time at this campground. The staff were friendly and bathrooms were clean. There is a Bob Jones bike trail to Avila Beach nearby. Also there is a trolley stop near which you can take to Avila Beach, Pismo Beach and Pismo Outlets free. The negatives are the small sites and no camp fires.
Jun 16, 2013
Jun 14, 2013
Nice Kampground - all around us was cleanliness including restroom/showers, and dog area. Those two areas are sometimes questionable, but not in this case - quietness, cleanliness, good rates, what else is there to want ? Will return.
Jun 14, 2013
Sites are small (narrow), sewer main is under capacity, not really pet friendly.....showers don't all work properly ..... we didn't like their place in Prunedale either ( last month)

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are a small campground so things are tight...but we love all furry friends...just ask that they are not allowed to do their "business" on our grass.
Jun 13, 2013
Very nice. We love, love, LOVE the managers, Dave and his wife. Very accommodating and helpful. Short drive to beach or hike for younger folks.
Jun 13, 2013
The campsite we were given had all the hook-ups in the wrong place. We had to move our trailer 8 ft forward, which meant our truck was parked in our "living space" and we lost 8 ft of "living space" - the women's restroom had not been cleaned and when I spoke to an employees she was very defensive and said it had. I pointed out some trash on the floor that had been there for 3 days.
Jun 13, 2013
On our visit 6/8 & 6/9. Some of the staff was not friendly. The bathrooms weren't restocked or cleaned on "the weekends". The101 sits higher than the campsites, so you hear traffic all night. The Eastside is the worst. Online they said they only had 2 sites avail., but there were plenty. We moved our 5th wheel 2nd night., they gave better sites to overnighters than those staying longer visits.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Many different size sites and must accommodate by the size of your RV. Unfortunately, we are close to Hwy 101 and can not control the traffic noise.
Jun 13, 2013
Pull thru was inadequate. Dog run was a tick infested area. No cement patio outside door, just dirt and rocks.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

The plans are in the works to install patios with bbq and table & chairs to improve our pull thru sites.
Jun 12, 2013
Jun 09, 2013
Jun 09, 2013
we arrived one day prior to our reservation of 6-7 and were told that there were no spaces available. Staff stated we might stay at the beach if we could get a space.As we were driving to the exit another employee stopped us and stated there WAS a space available and stated they do not walk the lot to check if sites are empty.during our 2 night stay 14 sites remained empty.UNTRAINED and UNFRIENDLY

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Early arrivals may not have availability on site reserved but we will accommodate guests if they are willing to move to different sites.
Jun 03, 2013
Thank you Judie & Lori.We booked our holiday from the UK, not realiseing it was Memorial weekend when we hit San Francisco. We'd already had to spend 2 nights in car parks & by the time we reachea Pismo Beach we'd been on the road for 6 hours & were exausetd. You managed to find us a site & we had a realy good eveing. I've never enjoyed a shower so much.
Jun 03, 2013
Dirty Showers , no bbq , nice pool

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Very busy week for memorial day, bathrooms needed constant attention. We do provide bbq upon request
Jun 01, 2013
May 30, 2013
Very nice campground, good location and nice employees.
May 30, 2013
Overpriced, over hyped, undercsred for. Dirty bathrooms, unkempt grounds. Beyond a doubt the disappointing private campground in my experience. WJ Marx
May 29, 2013
May 28, 2013
Great facilities and the staff was great...have to admit that I like to get loud but was able to enjoy ourselves like no other trip......winery next door, bike trail and the trolley make this the perfect place to go in any direction, Avila Beach, Pismo or just enjoying the pool........thank you again......
May 28, 2013
We had a great time see you soon
May 28, 2013
We truly enjoyed our stay at Avila/Pismo Beach KOA! Our site was the best! It was right next to the pool and spa, and we had the big grassy area too! Was totally awesome! We will be back and hope to get our same spot! The people that worked there were so friendly and very helpful!

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