Santa Margarita KOA

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Reserve: 800-562-5619

Info: 805-438-5618


4765 Santa Margarita Lake Road

Santa Margarita, CA 93453

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Camper Rating 4 out of 5

Based on 1000 Reviews

Cabin Reviews

Jun 29, 2015
Great place to spend a weekend or week. we have our family reunion every year and everyone loves the place but most important the staff. The staff there goes out of their way to make your stay the most memorable. Thanks to everyone at the KOA for your help and support during our last family reunion. See you all next year
Jun 29, 2015
Starting from the Staff : The staff pretty helpful, professional and I personally experience a great time here with my family and my wife Family Reunion. The location of the Kampground is perfect, amenities accordingly to the environment are perfect. I will definitely comeback and recommended it to friends and family.
Jun 29, 2015
We absolutely loved our stay and can't wait to plan our next trip here! Clean, kid friendly and FUN!
Jun 29, 2015
Stayed in a cabin & it was clean as well as the bathrooms. Very nice facility. Staff friendly.
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 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 20, 2015
Very friendly staff, clean cabins, and the kids loved the jumping pillow!!
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 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
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 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 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 ..
May 31, 2015
May 26, 2015
I met Billy and Bobby goat. That was one of the most memorable parts of the visit. The atmosphere was excellent. The wifi could have been better. The shower head wasn't the best. The night time bbq and star gazing was awesome!
May 26, 2015
Our kids had a wonderful time with the pool and the games. We always enjoy our stay at this KOA
May 18, 2015
A reAl jem I only wish my schedule allowed me to stay longer hopefully the staff found my silver Ring in cabin 14 and have fowrwarde it to my home address along with the cost so I can reimburse them


Thank you for your kind comments. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. We're so sorry that you lost your ring. We will continue to look for it in Cabin 16 where you were registered and in Cabin 14, as you suggested.
May 11, 2015
May 11, 2015
We had a great stay. Staff was friendly. The kids had a blast on jumping pillow. Only critique is to have trash cans emptied on campers have place to empty trash. By deluxe cabins,cans were full on Friday & didn't have much room to empty trash. Overall, great stay!!
May 11, 2015
We had a wonderful time and we will definitely be coming back. All of the staff members were just amazing.
May 10, 2015
need wireless
Apr 28, 2015
Had a great time!!!
Apr 28, 2015
Awesome newer cabin, great views, great atmosphere.
Apr 27, 2015
This place is so well laid out with too many treasures to name. Everything is clean and well maintained . Then there is the staff who take the time to make sure you have everything you need to ha e a great time .
Apr 27, 2015
Staff was helpful. Lots of space in between camp sites. The Coastal Oak trees beautiful. Goats were friendly. Showers were small.
Apr 21, 2015
Cabin was OK. Had holes in the screens and was a LONG walk from the bathroom. Bathrooms were dirty. Jump pillow and playground were great for the kids.
Apr 21, 2015
Was so beautiful and the staff was amazing thank u for a great adventure
Apr 21, 2015
Its beautiful here. Always clean, quiet and the Staff is very friendly and helpful.My family,friends and myself will come back again and again.
Apr 20, 2015
It was amazing just as it was last year! Great staff all the way around☺️. I will be returning next year.
Apr 18, 2015
Closed store early. Staff was friendly. Topography of campground was really fun. Guests were thoughtfully spread out for added privacy. Minimal rec center activities but farm animals and frisbee golf made up for that. We wished the frisbee golf course was a little better maintained, lots of junk in the way and grass not trimmed making it difficult at times to find the disc. Ask for map!
Apr 15, 2015
Well, if I have to nitpick I'd have to say the horseshoe pit is too close to campsite #42. Some clumsy kid nearly drilled a horseshoe into the passenger window of my wife's minivan. Otherwise we have no complaints. We love Santa Margarita KOA- beautiful setting, friendly staff- and will likely return some time.
Apr 15, 2015
The camp site was very rustic. The roads up to some of the camp sites were a little scary to drive on. After staying at previous koa's I was a little surprised. Other koa's are very developed and have planned activities for the kids, bike rentals, etc. this camp site only has a Jumping pillow and a play set and a pool. The pool was closed. We stayed in a deluxe cabin which was very nice.


Santa Margarita KOA's Summer Activities begin on Memorial Day Weekend and our pool opens May 1st. Yes, we are a dark-sky, rustic, rural campground and not a paved-parking-lot style. Some of our lodges are brand new and we are still developing the site amenities. Please visit us again. Thank you.
Apr 14, 2015
After multiple stays here, this weekend was the absolute best!
Apr 13, 2015
Had great time with my kids and my dog! One mistake I made was I didn't read the directions on the website and I relied on my navigation took the winding road 58. trust me DO NOT take this road, we barely made there without throwing up.
Apr 13, 2015
let me start off with a MAJOR issue we have that has not be resolved. We were incorrectly billed for an extra night. We have yet to hear back on resolving of the issue. The campground was ok, cabin was small but nice with all appliances working. however Wifi did not work at all. with the OVERbilling issue unresolved I'm not likely to recommend this site. I would appreciate a response to my e-mail.


According to your ledger, we corrected our billing error the very next day. Unfortunately, credit card companies take at least 14 days to issue a credit. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. Please let us know if your refund hasn't been received. Thank you for visiting Santa Margarita KOA.
Apr 11, 2015
My wife and i have stayed here many times we always love this campground even a really bad rain didnt dampen our stay we will be back again highly recommend staying here
Apr 07, 2015
I LikeThis CampGround Very Much,Plan On Coming Back.
Apr 06, 2015
We had a very nice time the park was beautiful And camp host were awesomewere awesome
Apr 03, 2015
Apr 02, 2015
We stayed in the Sunset cabin. It was adorable and the perfect size for our family of 5. We will definitely be back next year! Medeiros Family.
Apr 01, 2015
The campground was nice - lots of trees, playground, pool, and the store! The cabin we stayed in was nicely stocked with dishes. Downside, we heard LOTS of children playing. Note to self to check cabin location for future visits. Also, the inside of the microwave (top) was dirty, and the floor of the cabin could have used a good sweeping.
Mar 30, 2015
Enjoyed our stay! Wish we could haver stayed longer. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Our cabin was perfect.
Mar 29, 2015
Super clean campground.
Mar 25, 2015
we stayed at the Deluxe Cabin #3 for 2 nights. Everything is perfect, but what I don't like is that there is no tv, loud noise coming from the heater, and there is cold air coming out of the vent. If you had all those things fixed, I could've gave you 5 stars.


Thank you for your comments about the loud heater and the draft. We will address the issues right away. We look forward to seeing you again.
Mar 02, 2015
great as always
Feb 18, 2015
Very friendly, clean. Didn't appreciate the streetlights in the campground. Great for kids.

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