Santa Margarita KOA

4765 Santa Margarita Lake Road

Santa Margarita, CA 93453

Reserve: 800-562-5619

Info: 805-438-5618

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Campground Reviews

Aug 27, 2015
Really nice campground with good space between the tents
Aug 27, 2015
good
Aug 27, 2015
I had a great time and everything went well. There was one minor problem but the staff took care of it immediately.
Aug 27, 2015
The campground is laid out in an interesting manner, as it is built on a hillside. Because of the drought, there is a lot of dust. That makes it a little difficult. The people were very nice. Don't wash your car or your rig before you go😜
Aug 27, 2015
Great staff and tent camp sites, the best tent sites I've seen in a KOA. Some are private and situated in an oak woodland up windy dirt roads. Loved my stay here!
Aug 26, 2015
we loved it. GREAT staff! Just needed more shade at the camp site. Thank you
Aug 24, 2015
Great beautiful KOA! Management was wonderful, very clean and quite. We had the best spot! Number 62 pull thru!
Aug 23, 2015
Aug 23, 2015
People that work there are very friendly, and are quick to do anything to serve your needs. We had a minor mishap of our car's battery turning off, and they were able to help us! Great service!
Aug 22, 2015
Grandkids LOVED the jumping pillow. Bathrooms clean but a bit of a hike. Store was not open for buying firewood (or beer) upon our arrival but Kandra gave extra effort to rustle up some fire wood for us.
Aug 20, 2015
Aug 20, 2015
We had the most amazing time at KOA Santa Margarita! Everything was what we expected. Loved it! Super friendly staffs!
Aug 20, 2015
We only stayed one night but had a fabulous time. The owners are amazingly friendly and helpful even to the point of keeping the pool open a few minutes longer for our late-comer family members. I loved the hay ride and the star gazing. One of the most AMAZING KOA sites I've ever been to.
Aug 20, 2015
Scott and the entire staff were great! Great safe fun and loved the Telescope Night. Bouncy and pool were very welcoming. Great location to use as a base camp. Thank you for a good time.
Aug 19, 2015
Super location. Loved waking up o the beautiful landscape.
Aug 18, 2015
Aug 18, 2015
Awesome stay!!!! Everyone was friendly, very nice, very clean! Made me and my girlfriend a great anniversary to remember! Will be coming back here again to book something. Thank you again
Aug 18, 2015
Nice spot on the campground and really Nice people who worked there.
Aug 18, 2015
Może będę niesprawiedliwy bo susza zrobiła swoje, wszechobecny pył bardzo utrudniał życie. Plac T 61 w znacznej odległości od urządzeń sanitarnych. Obsługa bardzo miła i napawdę się starała, ale ...
Aug 17, 2015
We loved this site! Our only regret is that we didn't have more time to explore the campground and participate in the activities they offered.
Aug 17, 2015
I stayed here for a week and it was one of my favorite campgrounds ever. Most of the KOAs I've stayed at have the sites packed in so tight you're practically camping on top of your neighbor while at Santa Margarita there is plenty of room and the surrounding area is beautiful. The owner runs a tight ship.
Aug 17, 2015
Our cabin was clean
Aug 16, 2015
Great, this koa is NOT near a road. Like the silence. Unfortunately no grocery in neighoorhood and no possibility for doing the dishes. Lots of cabins!
Aug 15, 2015
Staff was very nice. Cabins were nice and very clean.
Aug 15, 2015
Very rustic compared to other KOAs. Great place!
Aug 14, 2015
Beautiful location. Great facilities. Large site, but quiet.
Aug 13, 2015
We had a good experience in this camping, it was very quite into the nature and our tent site was enough large, with the grill and water...we enjoyed it!
Aug 13, 2015
We all had a great time during our first stay at a KOA! Our Deluxe Cabin was clean and the staff were all friendly and helpful. Even the guys at the marina were awesome! We stayed early to mid-August and during the week -- it felt like we had the grounds to ourselves! Had it been full, I don't think we would have enjoyed it as much. Con: Dust, but they tell you to expect that.
Aug 13, 2015
The outhouse was in desperate need of service. It hadn't been done in a while. Otherwise, beautiful stay.
Aug 12, 2015
The only thing that wasn't ok was the cleanlyness of the restrooms. The campground is absolutely amazing. We had a great time.
Aug 11, 2015
Nice quiet location. The kids feel there should be more activities. Bummer that the jumping pillow was down and playground closed. Maybe some kind of credit for these closures, since we book with these in mind.
Aug 11, 2015
I REALLY WISHED THE WIFI CONNECTION WAS BETTER, THE CABIN WAS GREAT, I UNDERSTAND SOMEONE HAD SLASHED THE BIG BOUNCE, BUT THEY COULD OF PUT SOMETHING ON THE WEB PAGE ABOUT IT BEING UNDER CONSTRUCTION OTHER THAN THAT IT WAS PEACEFUL AND WE ENJOYED OUR SELVES THANK YOU FOR THE STAY! WE WILL GO BACK!
Aug 10, 2015
Aug 10, 2015
The jump pillow was not built yet, and that was the primary reason for booking with KOA. A side note on the website would have been something that we could have used. We were all let down.
Aug 10, 2015
Aug 10, 2015
Overall it was a good stay. The kids enjoyed the activities saturday but with the pillow broke, the swing set unusable, the lake almost dried up, and most of the roads unpaved, there wasnt much else for them to do. Loved that you could either camp near someone or far with different camp style options and hiking nearby was great. It was hilly though and my legs r sore now.
Aug 10, 2015
It is a family enviroment and the campground is always clean! Also the staff is suuper friendly! :)
Aug 10, 2015
Place was great only bad thing was none of the amenities were available for the kids. Jumping pillow or playground were broken. Would've been nice to get a heads up before reserving or get some what of a discount.
Aug 10, 2015
Great configuration. Not sure you have enough bathroom facilities for the size, and the bathrooms could use a little updating. It was a bit loud after quiet time started but not unbearably so. Not surprising for a weekend at a place used by locals. Definitely a good experience.
Aug 10, 2015
We had a wonderful stay. The staff was super friendly and accommodating. Camping at this location was more like getting away from city camping. It was very well groomed and maintained. Because it was a summer weekend it was completely full and we found the bathrooms/showers to be very busy. That was the only nonpositive comment we would make. We loved the terrain and atmosphere. Great place
Aug 09, 2015
The campsite area is absolutely fantastic. Properly in the country, peaceful and away from the rush. We were lucky and got a huge secluded site BUT the washrooms were totally unacceptable. Old, dirty and disgusting. A clean would have helped. The worst ones we have seen on our travels.
Aug 09, 2015
Great staff - very helpful. Well-maintained area. Wonderful experience for me and my family.
Aug 08, 2015
Aug 08, 2015
Aug 08, 2015
We liked this camping a lot. It was quiet, we had a large space. The staff was very friendly and helpfull. We liked the pool and volleyball playground. Unfortunately the bouncing pillow was under renovation.
Aug 07, 2015
Bad roads, dumpsters full and not emptied, no cell phone reception, and space is dirt and not level.
Aug 07, 2015
The playground and the jumping pillow were under construction during our stay, but the website didn't mention anything about it. Huge disappointment since we have two kids and they choose this campground for the amenities they saw on the website. Disc golf course was fenced in and had goats in it. Only activity our kids can do was the horse shoe toss. Pls disclose the issue on the website.
Aug 07, 2015
Site #13 is literally in a ditch. No grass, no playground, dirty bathrooms, and much farther from town than expected. At least the staff was nice.
Aug 07, 2015
A nice slice of paradise in rolling hills. We came in late but had no problem finding our cabin,it was clean good size close to the bathrooms. Quiet throughout the night we slept like we where dead. Thanksgiving dinner-three wild turkey's -ran pass our cabin gave our doxie a fun experience in the morning. Come on by and give theses good people a look,am sure you will enjoy your time here.
Aug 06, 2015
I had a great time with my family and it was nice that visitors were so easily accommodated when they came to have just dinner.

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