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 14, 2013
Had a great time. The staff was friendly and helpful. The facilities were all fine. Kids loved the jumping pillow. Wanted to spend every minute possible on it. Pool clean and refreshing. BBQ and music Saturday night was fun. This campground is built into the hills. Our site was fairly high up on one of the top terraces and we walked up and down a lot which was fun and cool for us.
Aug 14, 2013
Clean and comfortable kamping kabin. SUPER friendly staff, tons of activities. Fire rings, cheap bundles of wood, well stocked store. They have it all.
Aug 13, 2013
Aug 12, 2013
Nice cabin in a shaded site. Small but cute.
Aug 12, 2013
Hi my son & I went under the reser. of Ms Jenny Kids wantd 2 stay 2gether in cabin. Our first X staying @ KOA campgrd & also 1st X cabin campg. Usually camp w/cubscouts. 4 1st X on our own pretty cool. We had a stressless stay. I would consider comg bck to site again. Only Negs.-sm flies tht were always flyg around our faces & Extra charge 4 extra kid but, no additional accommodations provided.
Aug 12, 2013
OUR CABIN WAS CLEAN AND COZY. GREAT LISTENING TO THE MUSIC THAT FLOATED UP TO OUR CAMPSITE FROM THE HAYBALE THEATRE. . THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT GENEROUS AND DELICIOUS TRI-TIP BBQ DINNER. SEE YA SOON
Aug 12, 2013
Unexpectedly this was the best vacation spot of the entire journey. The employees were all great and friendly.
Aug 12, 2013
our camp site was clean and the views were beautiful my kids loved it and the pool was crystal clean
Aug 12, 2013
We had a great time!!! Nice location, nice people, fabulous time!
Aug 12, 2013
It was great - Scott & Karen are fantastic! Lots of fun things to do - especially loved the little hayride.
Aug 11, 2013
Aug 11, 2013
Cozy log cabin! Good, clean bathrooms with warm water. Nice relaxing place. Recommend to bring bug repellent/candles. Staff helpful.
Aug 11, 2013
Aug 10, 2013
Aug 10, 2013
Aug 09, 2013
I underestimated this site. Loved the location, the seclusion avail to those who wanted it and the awesome wildlife we saw in the night. Sunset was gorgeous too!
Aug 09, 2013
This is a GREAT KOA. We've stayed in a bunch of KOA's, and this one ranks at the top. The owners are wonderful people who are doing an awesome job. In one weekend, we met a survivalist, saw Saturn and Venus through a telescope, had a hilarious water balloon fight, saw an outdoor movie, danced to live music and ate some delicious BBQ! Their staff is happy and doing a great job.
Aug 08, 2013
Aug 08, 2013
The bathrooms were filthy. My husband nor I could bring ourselves to step foot in the showers, and we needed shower after tenting in the "dust bowl" camp site. The four wheelers going up and down the hill (workers) kicked up more dirt than the campers coming in. And it was the most expensive KOA of the six we stayed at on this road trip.
Aug 08, 2013
The staff were very nice and personable! The only issue I had was that the curfew of some campsite/cabins who were very noisy were not enforced. Other than that we had a wonderful time!
Aug 08, 2013
We brought our son & his friends on a bday camping trip - it was perfect! Very safe campground, super friendly and helpful staff, loved our little cabins. We'll definitely be back!
Aug 07, 2013
My friend and I stayed in site 61. It overlooked all of the RVs. Not our idea of a great view, but once the Oleanders grow in, it'll be a dynamite site.
Aug 06, 2013
Aug 06, 2013
Excellent vacation getaway, wasn't able to enjoy the lake much.
Aug 06, 2013
Very friendly staff. Lots of activities for kids and adults.
Aug 05, 2013
Great activities (swimming, frisbee golf, jumping pillow, star night, movies, shmore fire, band, horse shoes, foosball ...), friendly and helpful hosts, etc. Noisy and dusty as large RV's power up steep hills on gravel roads.
Aug 05, 2013
The yurt your was clean and comfortable and very fun to stay in. The staff members were friendly and helpful. The bathrooms were clean but old and dingy. The fact that it is built on hill made it a little hard to navigate but very private.
Aug 05, 2013
Aug 05, 2013
Had a wonderful time! Bathrooms and other facilities were convenient but still spaced out enough to get some exercise and not have building too close together. The yurt was fantastic and we would stay there again in a minute! The star gazing event was an added bonus that we have been meaning to come to- so that was wonderful! thank you for a great experience!
Aug 05, 2013
Nice to get away from the heat and hussel bussel of the city. Relaxing atmosphere, great service
Aug 05, 2013
Aug 05, 2013
Aug 05, 2013
Perfect for families. Lots of fun stuff for the kiddos. We were bummed that there was no swimming at the lake but nice that we could at least get wet at the pool.
Aug 02, 2013
Climbing the tall stairs to the restrooms late at night can be quite difficult.
Aug 02, 2013
All sites (for RV, cabins and tents) are just dirt. The bathrooms are closed for cleaning 8am - 10am each morning - really??? You have to do this when most people need to use them??? The office staff was getting cited by an undercover detective for selling tobacco to a minor when we walked into the office. I won't be staying here again.
Aug 01, 2013
Along way from anywhere to eat if you are travelling light
Aug 01, 2013
Our family and friends had a great time. The staff was awesome. We will do it again.
Aug 01, 2013
Aug 01, 2013
Aug 01, 2013
Stayed in a cozy cottage, it was great!
Aug 01, 2013
Aug 01, 2013
Dirty restrooms, very difficult to get to restrooms,
Jul 31, 2013
Management doesn't care about quality of service, condition of cabins. Cabin was dirty under beds at check in. Coffeemaker had mold. Low employee morale. Bathrooms needed remodel and cleaning. Roads are dusty - need paving. Pool area not paved properly; excessive puddling/slip hazard. Offal sewage odor from nearby cesspool ruined our stay. No notice when water was shut off for plumbing repairs.
Jul 31, 2013
The on premise ownership is apparent as the campgrounds and hospitality at Santa Margarita is top notch! I would have to rate our experience a 10. Would absolutely recommend anyone to enjoy the amenities including movie night, stargazing, live music, and more.
Jul 31, 2013
Nice site and very quiet. Site was quite exposed with little tree shade but otherwise lots to do for the kids and a helpful team.
Jul 30, 2013
We stayed in Cabin #3 at Santa Margarita and it was the best camping experience. Our kids truly enjoyed the pool and giant jumping pillow.
Jul 30, 2013
I did not expect to find a KOA that was as nice as this. When I have been to other camps they were on the main highways an we had a trailer so it was just basic hook ups and a flat concrete slab. Santa Margarita was more unique and having a clean well sorted cabin that even had wi fi was a treat. I am a basics kind of guy who prefers memories over luxury. Good camp!
Jul 30, 2013
Jul 29, 2013
My family and friends were super impressed with the Santa Margarita KOA! Everything about this campground is awesome! We loved all the activities (pool, jumping pillow, crafts,etc) specially the music and barbecue! The kids danced all night and got a chance to roast their own hot dogs! We made amazing memories! I already recommended this to two other friends today! We want to go back there ASAP!!!
Jul 29, 2013
Wonderful place and great staff. Lots to do.

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