Santa Margarita KOA

Open All Year

Reserve: 800-562-5619

Info: 805-438-5618


4765 Santa Margarita Lake Road

Santa Margarita, CA 93453

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RV Sites, Tent Sites

Check-in: 1:00 pm, Check-out: 12:00 pm

Accommodations, Yurt

Check-in: 3:00 pm, Check-out: 12:00 pm

Camper Rating 4 out of 5

Based on 1000 Reviews

Campground Reviews

Jun 27, 2015
Der KOA Campground ist sehr gut in die Landschaft eingebettet.Die Spielplätze für Kinder weitläufig. Die Sanitären Anlagen sind etwas Renovierungsbedürftig aber sauber. Danke für diesen netten Platz.
Jun 25, 2015
Other than a bouncy pillow not your typical KOA. Staff was hardly there. During our 3 night stay bathrooms never cleaned or restocked with supplies. Also signage needs to be changed - states beware of Bears, although rare they are sometimes seen. The last 2 nights they were out destroying the recycle bins. When I asked a staff member they said oh, they have a bear that regularly comes here!
Jun 25, 2015
Charming location on hillside. It was hot & dry time of year - cooler would be much better. Enjoyed the Frisbee golf, farm animals nearby & nice staff.
Jun 24, 2015
The camp staff were marvelous! Our suggestion would be that because of how spread out the camp is and how difficult it is to walk the roads, it would be great if the staff would perhaps have set times where they would come pick up garbage or deliver ice.
Jun 24, 2015
Jun 23, 2015
I tell everyone about your wonderful camp site! Thank you for a lovely stay!
Jun 22, 2015
Wonderful secluded tent site, friendly hosts. Clean and well maintained facilities. Perfect stay!
Jun 22, 2015
Pool was very dirty, there were no hay rides, no movie night, no rec room, not very many activities at all. This was very disappointing especially for Father's Day weekend.
Jun 22, 2015
Great 2 Weeks - Looking forward to coming back next year. Read my blog post here:
Jun 22, 2015
Wonderful and caring staff...we will be coming again!!
Jun 22, 2015
Great Staff
Jun 22, 2015
Loved all the activities for kids, the playground and jump pillow, being surrounded by nature, a beautiful view that kept us outside. A great KOA!
Jun 22, 2015
We loved the remote campsite (old 88)! Aside from uncontrolled dust and slippery roads walking to/from the restroom, we were all very happy with it. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly, well beyond what would have reasonably been expected.
Jun 22, 2015
Our kids had a blast. Clean, well stocked bathrooms. overall a good experience
Jun 22, 2015
Stayed in a basic cabin, it was nice but the first night we arrived it had been closed up so it was unbearable because it was so hot inside. The staff is very friendly and the grounds are kept clean. Definitely love the clean restrooms :)
Jun 21, 2015
The staff were really nice and everything was great organiced. The camping area is great and the location wonderful.
Jun 20, 2015
Very friendly staff, clean cabins, and the kids loved the jumping pillow!!
Jun 19, 2015
Cleanliness of Campground was not up to KOA standards. Bathroom facilities were not clean; Trash cans over full, smell was unacceptable, lots of flies, paper towel dispenser in women's room jammed, outdoor trash cans full, our site was not clean and other unoccupied sites were not cleaned. Limited staffing tried to do best they could.
Jun 18, 2015
Great location but pool could use some work i.e. paint coming off. Jumping pillow was lots of fun but playground could use an upgrade. Our deluxe cabin was very nice.
Jun 18, 2015
Very clean campsite; easy to register; beautiful location.
Jun 17, 2015
No conjoining camps hills to steep I fell trying to get to my camp from another no steps or trails fall hit pretty hard cut head , bruised arm cant use it for a couple days
Jun 16, 2015
The staff was friendly and courteous. The kabins were well taken care of and the grounds were, too. It's just not as it appears on paper or online. You practically need 4-wheel-drive to get around to the other kabins. Our group was so spread out that we hardly got the pleasure of being together and nobody wanted to take a hike like this to visit others. The disc golf course was partially cut of
Jun 16, 2015
Scary. Have a Tundra with a light travel trailer. Very hard to pull it up their steep slippery pebble road to my site. Kept getting stuck and sliding on the hill with the rocks and little ditches, and there are cliffs off the road. Just out of safety, would not recommend this place.
Jun 16, 2015
Our attendant Kim Ann was absolutely fantastic! This was our last stay on a 4700+mile cross country trip and she really made us feel comfortable and made our last night one of the most memorable of our trip.
Jun 16, 2015
Friendly staff, fun and clean camp ground. This place has a little store for everything you might have forgot to pack and only 15 minutes away from Kmart in case they don't have what you left behind. We are definitely coming back....thinking about one of those cute cabins for next time!
Jun 15, 2015
The deluxe cabin was more than I expected. It had a stove, small fridge and a microwave.The kitchen was well stocked with toaster, coffee maker, dishes pots and pans. They even provided pot holders and dish towels. Even the primitive cabins had a swap cooler and electricity. My family had noting but complements about their cabins.
Jun 15, 2015
Jun 15, 2015
It was a nice KOA, but our space was very small & both bathrooms were way too many stairs to climb every time!
Jun 14, 2015
Jun 13, 2015
Nice mountain campground. Quiet and showers clean. No fenced dog area.
Jun 12, 2015
this was a short overnight trip. we didn't go swim or play on the fun stuff. the staff was super helpful and friendly. This is a very steep campground. lots of hills and gravel roads. we were on motorcycles. Let the staff know when leading a motorcycle to the campsite to go a bit faster. momentum helps get us up the hills better. thank you.
Jun 11, 2015
My family and I always like to stay at KOA and for many years we were satisfied. This time we were dissapointed, this campsite doesn't have enough activities for the kids.Is not ADA and my Mom is handicap. Bathrooms have a lot of stairs and too far from the cabins.No street lights. Garbish is no pick up by the staff, so overnight raccoons opened the bags and that produced more flies.
Jun 09, 2015
We had a wonderful time at the Santa Margarita KOA!! I would recommend it to anyone with young kids and teenagers alike!
Jun 08, 2015
The staff is very nice, friendly and helpful. The grounds are well maintained and suits couples, groups as well as people with kids or dogs. Beautiful surroundings and easy to find.
Jun 08, 2015
We have stayed here for over 12 years on and off .. Camp sites are in great condition .. Very clean and quite .. Hike to lake is only 1/2 mile or less .. Great location ..
Jun 08, 2015
Really cool spot, a few too many permanent residents
Jun 07, 2015
Had such a great time with my family. It was so quiet and peaceful.
Jun 07, 2015
Jun 04, 2015
Jun 04, 2015
We only stayed overnight and go in late so we did not get to see much. The gentleman at the front desk was quite helpful and perfect for the job. We did get lost trying to find Estrada as it is not very well marked and we were tired. You've done a great job maintaining the grounds even in this wicked drought.
Jun 01, 2015
Great shade and friendly staff. I would highly recommend!
May 31, 2015
May 29, 2015
Friendly staff, well maintained Kampground and a beautiful setting. Have made reservations for another stay.
May 29, 2015
A nice peaceful getaway, hard to find these days.
May 29, 2015
May 29, 2015
Great staff...beautiful campground. Progressive Glamping!
May 28, 2015
Loved every minute
May 27, 2015
A very nice campground with lots of fun activities for the kids. We had a wonderful stay.
May 27, 2015
The bathroom was only cleaned, trashed emptied once during my stay.
May 26, 2015
Staff were friendly and a lot of activities for the kids over Memorial Day weekend. Had my trailer with a full hook up site so didn't have to use the bathroom facilities. They were quite a walk to get to them and didn't feel there were enough toilet and shower stalls to accommodate a full camp ground. Area is very hilly so don't bother bringing your bikes. Don't mind the dirt sites.

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