Local Area Activities
Our local area is known for its many award winning wineries and natural hot springs. Stay at our campground and enjoy the peaceful sounds of nature while relaxing under the stars near the warmth of a campfire. Take in the beautiful scenery of the nearby lake and several beaches as well as the beautiful rolling hills. There truly is something for everybody!
Fishing and Boating at Santa Margarita Lake
We are located a quarter mile from the award-winning bass fishing Santa Margarita Lake. The lake is a "no-contact lake" meaning that they welcome fishing and boating, but swimming in the lake itself is not permitted. The lake provides boat rentals of kayaks, fishing boats and pontoon boats. The lake has a small marina and store. You are able to walk or bike into the lake for FREE! There is a $10 fee per vehicle. Picnic areas and BBQ grills paired with freshly-caught fish make for some tasty eating! We recommend getting your fishing license at Big 5, Wal-Mart or on-line at www.dfg.ca.gov prior to your trip to the lake. There are two FREE FISHING DAYS in 2013 when you don't need a license: July 6 and Sept. 7.Have you ever felt the excitement of watching your bobber suddenly jiggle, then dive out of sight? Or feeling the tap-tap-tap of a bass as it tastes the worm on the end of your line? Or having a fish practically tear the rod out of your hands as it grabs your lure? What's that? You say you never learned to fish?If you are new to the sport of fishing, and not sure if you will enjoy it, a great opportunity awaits you. the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) offers two Free Fishing Days each year. On these days, you can fish without a sport fishing license. Free Fishing Days provide a great, low-cost way to give fishing a try. FREE FISHING DAYS IN 2013: July 6 and September 7.
Golf at Public Courses
There are nearly a dozen golf courses in San Luis Obispo County. If you are dying to perfect your golf swing and just have to get your feet on the green, try one of these select few courses. Avila Beach Resort - Avila Beach, BlackLake Golf Resort - Nipomo, Cypress Ridge - Arroyo Grande Morro Bay Golf Course - Morro Bay, Chalk Mountain Golf Course - Atascadero, Dairy Creek Golf Course - San Luis Obispo, Sea Pines Golf Resort - Los Osos, Hunter Ranch Golf Course - Paso Robles, Eagle Creek Golf Course - Atascadero, Laguna Lake Golf Course - San Luis Obispo, Links Course - Paso Robles.
Antiquing in Santa Margarita and Beyond
Do you love to go antiquing? Santa Margarita Antique Barn offers one of the best antique depots in the area. It is filled with furniture, jewelry, clothing, and artifacts from days gone by. You will love every moment of it. Head north on El Camino Real a few miles from Santa Margarita and browse at the Wagon Wheel. You'll find lots of other antique shops in Paso Robles, just 30 minutes north on 101.
Unique boutiques and shops in San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles. Factory outlet in Pismo Beach. Great souvenirs and fun items in Morro Bay, Cayucos and Cambria just 30 minutes away.
Sand Dunes - Grover Beach
Enjoy horseback riding on the beach as well as driving your own vehicle on the sand. You can also rent ATV's to ride the dunes. Experience one of California's most beautiful beaches...up close and personal!
Sand Dunes - Oceano/Pismo Beach
Visit the world famous Pismo Beach Dunes in Oceano...just 30 miles south of Santa Margarita on US101! Vehicles are allowed on portions of the beach. Rent a 4-wheeler or dune buggy and drive over the dunes yourself. If you are a thrill seeker, this is the place for you OR if you would rather sit and relax, you can enjoy the lovely California sun and beach.