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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Accommodations, Deluxe Cabins, Log Cabins & Yurts

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

RV Sites, Tent Sites, RV & Tent Sites

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

Camper Rating 4.5 out of 5

Based on 1000 Reviews

Cabin Reviews

Jul 31, 2016
We will not be staying here again. Our problem wasn't with the cabin (even though it gets really hot with no air inside and the beds are thin and can feel the wood) but the string that cut our vacation short was with the KOA and employees. Will not go into details as it was already worked out with staff. We checked out a day early and was refunded. But I don't recommend this KOA at all!
Jul 30, 2016
I give one star for the pool since it was 113 D the air-conditioner in our cabin didn't work. There was nothing do, dead grass and dying oak trees.e has the deluxe cabin and the pullout couch was so horrible my 5yrold told me it hurt to sit on. Not a chance someone would sleep on it. We refused to stay the second night and headed home instead. Also the bounce thing was broken too. Hot!!!!!
Jul 28, 2016
Jul 22, 2016
We were extremely satisfied with our stay. Staff was friendly and helpful. The cabins and grounds were clean and maintained daily. Our grandkids had a great time swimming at the pool.
Jul 21, 2016
Staff was very friendly the showers and cabins were very very clean we had a great trip!!!
Jul 18, 2016
The canpground is close to nature but has steep roads and the car sometimes get stuck. There is a lot of suspended dirt. Need to fix the internal roads to make this place more enjoyable.
Jul 18, 2016
Brand new but expensive delux cabins. Site is scenic but not for families with children as they are located mountaineer area. There is always a risk if slip and fall of the edge. Roads are not paved well for cars to go safely.
Jul 18, 2016
A great place to stay, far exceeded my expectations. A nice suprise.
Jul 17, 2016
We absolutely love it here. This is our 2nd year coming. As long as there is water in the lake, we will definitely be back every year.
Jul 14, 2016
This was our first KOA overnight camping experience and I can't wait to plan our next! As a single parent- I wanted lots of activities for the kids and options for me in case my girl scout skills were not up to snuff. My son is 9 and wanted rustic camping all the way. My daughter is 4 and wanted to stay home. KOA is the way to go to keep everyone happy!
Jul 14, 2016
We were only planning to stay a few days but now keep putting off leaving because this campground is the best. The staff people here have been welcoming and do everything they can to enhance the campers' experience. This is hands down the best campground we've ever been to and highly recommend it.
Jul 13, 2016
Amenities are great. Lots of fun activities for the entire family and good service
Jul 12, 2016
Great location. Friendly staff. We meet our friends here every year and will continue do so. We have stayed in many KOAs and have found this one to be the best.
Jul 12, 2016
Friendly and accommodatng staff. Very few RV's. This campground is in the woods and has nice shady and private spots for tents and cabins if you book in advance.
Jul 10, 2016
We spent a good time. just a lot of bees
Jul 09, 2016
This koa is amazing. The host go out of their way to help you. Thank you, we will come again!
Jul 06, 2016
Jul 06, 2016
I love this place and the people who work there are great.
Jul 06, 2016
It was awesome! Beautiful, well equipped, lots to do, and family and pet friendly. We will definitely stay again!
Jul 05, 2016
The owner and personnel of this KOA campground are very hospitable and friendly. The campsites are very nice, clean, and not too close/crowded to each other for campers' privacy. Just add more restrooms and showers for a more happy campers.
Jul 05, 2016
Jul 05, 2016
We enjoyed our visit. Staff is friendly and responsive. My daughter enjoyed the jumping pillow, the water balloon volleyball and I enjoyed shopping at the LuLaRoe pop up. Thank you for a nice weekend!
Jul 04, 2016
It was very fun. The cabin and the public restroom are very clean. We had a great time staying there and all staff are very friendly. We will definitely be back!
Jul 03, 2016
The cabin was wonderfu. The only two problems we had was that the sofa bed air mattress had a hole in it. Before departing we swept cabin and there was dog feces in corner in one of the bedrooms.


I'm sorry to hear there was dog poop in your cabin and that housekeeping missed it. Also, dogs are not allowed in the newest Deluxe Cabins. I'll look at the previous reservation. I have ordered a new foam mattress for the sofa. The new air mattresses were a BIG disappointment.
Jul 02, 2016
Awesome campsite. The customer service was excellent. Scott checked us in, we drove to the jumping pillow to have a look around, went back to the cabin and the wood I ordered was already delivered. Michele was outgoing and friendly and continued the outstanding service throughout our stay. Our cabin was in great shape and the pool was clean and well maintained. We will definitely be returning.
Jul 01, 2016
While the weather was unusually hot, the friendly service and lovely campground more than made up for it. I love the central location to so many things - lake, mountains, & ocean all within easy driving distance.
Jun 29, 2016
fine amenities. helpful staff. everything I needed and expected.
Jun 27, 2016
Jun 27, 2016
This place is amazing, the staff is very friendly, the castellanos family reunion would no be the same if we didn't have it here!
Jun 21, 2016
The people here are great (super helpful) and it was beautiful. Very family oriented. We stayed in the deluxe cabin and they were worth every penny. Only downfall, was my cell service wasn't great, but that is probably my carrier.
Jun 21, 2016
The cabin was set up with surround sound, DVD player, and a receiver but there was no TV. The pool area gets very croweded on weekends from the community using it and leaves little room for campers
Jun 20, 2016
The cabins are great.....but, the advertisement for this KOA makes it sound like you are near a lake..not only are you not anywhere near a lake, you have to pay to get in to's only 10 dollars, but still, we were a little camp hosts were very friendly and helpful.


You're right. We are NOT on the lake. We are 1/2 mile away. You can walk or bike into the lake for FREE or pay $10/car. I will edit our site to de-emphasize the lake since most of our guests do not come for the lake now that it is below 12% capacity. Renting boats & fishing are still FUN IN THE SUN!
Jun 19, 2016
Jun 18, 2016
Lovely campground with friendly and helpful staff. Will be back. My only suggestion is there wasn't a place to wash dishes for tent campers. They (not us) were using bathroom sinks, probably resulting in food clogging up plumbing. Might want to consider putting in a camping kitchen like the San Diego area KOA.
Jun 16, 2016
My family and I loved it
Jun 14, 2016
- Very comfortable stay - Well maintain cabins and bathrooms - Good activities - Too must dust because of the loose sand
Jun 14, 2016
Jun 14, 2016
The hosts were great! First time staying in a cabin (usually have our 5th wheel) and it was better than expected. Thank you!
Jun 13, 2016
We rented a 2 BR cabin; it was clean and in very good repair. The staff were friendly and helpful. The restroom was very clean.
Jun 05, 2016
May 31, 2016
Really friendly and helpful, our first time at this koa, will be coming back. Cabin was clean and site is well managed.
May 31, 2016
The staff exceeded my expectations. It felt like we were being hosted in their home. I will say though, that the layout of the campground doesn't really allow for a lot of privacy, particularly at the campsites closest to the front. But, if you're here for R&R this is a great place to be. I'm glad we had the cabins because they were a little further back. We also LOVED the "star-gazer hill."
May 25, 2016
Very short notice trip and it was amazing. The hospitality we received upon arriving was awesome.
May 18, 2016
May 18, 2016
everything was fantastic as always, especially the staff. thanks again for everything! LA Rosa crew :)
May 16, 2016
Loved it! Will def be back, we stayed in a deluxe cabin and were super happy with everything. 5 adults and 3 kids and everyone enjoyed themselves only negative was that the futon sofa bed really was not comfortable and probably should be replaced but other than that we were good.
May 16, 2016
We got the deluxe cabin. It was very nice and new. Comfortable bed, full kitchen with air conditioning. What else can you ask for? By the way, the owner was extremely nice and helpful. We will definitely come back.
May 16, 2016
Quiet and secluded. The owner/operator is super friendly and informative...but the park could use a little upkeep (especially the bathrooms). Great place to stay though - close to Pozo Saloon and Santa Margarita Lake. Plan to go back.
May 12, 2016
the kids loved it and Kim Lee was terrific at helping with our fire. Large burner did not work, toilet was always running, master bed mattress was like a box spring with spring popping through.
May 09, 2016
Had a wonderful time. We celebrated my granddaughter birthday. Staff are very friendly and accommodating. Have already recommended it.

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