Santa Margarita KOA

4765 Santa Margarita Lake Road

Santa Margarita, CA 93453

Reserve: 800-562-5619

Info: 805-438-5618

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Tent Reviews

Jul 06, 2015
We were only there one night, but at check in we were given the wrong yurt and it took a couple tries to find the right location. In the end it was fixed and we had an enjoyable night.
Jul 06, 2015
JoAnn and I had a wonderful weekend . See You Soon
Jul 06, 2015
I was so scared when I stayed there, because of bears. They didn't give a warning about bears. I just read a notice about bears on a restroom door. I think that they should have explained there might be bears when I asked to change my tent site. That night, I saw two bears!!! They were just 5m apart from my tent. They dig out trash bins. I heard bears started to appear a week ago later.
Jul 06, 2015
We did not stay after looking at the site the road was to steep and the site was to far from the restroom also the campsite was to dusty we never unpacked
Jun 29, 2015
Absolutely great! However I would change the internet resorvations to include what campsite number was reserved and offer a local and AAA discount.
Jun 28, 2015
The owner is rude and disrespectful. The path walking from an upper tent site to the bath house is dangerous.
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
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
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 21, 2015
The staff were really nice and everything was great organiced. The camping area is great and the location wonderful.
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
Very clean campsite; easy to register; beautiful location.
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
It was a nice KOA, but our space was very small & both bathrooms were way too many stairs to climb every time!
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 07, 2015
Had such a great time with my family. It was so quiet and peaceful.
Jun 07, 2015
May 29, 2015
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
Grassy areas for tent sites would be a big plus.. This KOA was too dusty.
May 26, 2015
It was great we had a wonderful time my kids loved it we are definitely planning on our next trip to Santa margarita .
May 24, 2015
Really disappointed that camp sites were so close together. With no privacy. There were other campers right above me. I would not come back to this KOA.
May 12, 2015
Beautiful! Love the location for easy exploration of Morro Bay, Atascadero, Paso Robles and San Simeon.
May 11, 2015
Very clean campground, hot showers and clean bathrooms. Neighbors were loud after 10 (wish there was a nightly patrol). Kids complained that wifi sucked, and pool was freezing. However I liked the place and the staff were friendly
May 07, 2015
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May 03, 2015
Apr 20, 2015
Maybe next time I'll get a better spot, I think I had the worst spot in the entire camp area.
Apr 20, 2015
Our stay was great! We stayed at site that had awkward drive and huge rocks making us have to make a 3 point turn in that little road. The next morning I went up the road that said one way (sorry) and it was so easy to enter the site. Other that it was perfect. Clean bathrooms, friendly staff, and welcoming environment.
Apr 17, 2015
We had a wonderfull stay there. The staff is friendly, the place is beatiful, we had a great tent site. Clean showers and restrooms.
Apr 14, 2015
Another great stay!
Apr 14, 2015
I had a great experience and will return
Apr 13, 2015
Our stay overall was good. we tent camped with our dog, he did great but lots of other dogs barked all night. pool was closed for repair, hopefully fixed soon. drinking water seemed a little "murky". bathrooms were what you expect at a small sight. we would go back
Apr 13, 2015
Nearest bathroom was closed for maintenance.. Bummer for me, good for others following work completion!
Apr 13, 2015
It was great really clean and camp site's are great tons of fun thx for a good birthday at your campground. Will recommended to everyone.
Apr 13, 2015
Only problem was there was one toilet in the bathroom and it was a good distance away from the camp site other than that it was great
Apr 13, 2015
first time here, awesome place with a very friendly staff, maintained very well and very clean.
Apr 08, 2015
We loved our first KOA experience and are looking forward to many family trips in the future!
Apr 08, 2015
We made our reservation over a month in advance on line. We showed up relatively early in the day on Saturday, and clearly our site had been given away. We wanted a tent site and didnt need any services but wanted a private site. We were given an alternative way up the hill, but that wasnt a site at all, and had to settle as it was getting dark for a small site near the front. Ruined our trip


I'm sorry that you had a less-than-perfect experience at Santa Margarita KOA. I was out sick on Easter weekend. I am not sure why your site was changed. I would love to offer you some free camping in 2015. Please call & say "Karen said we could tent camp FREE for 2 nights! See the Notes." Deal?
Apr 06, 2015
Great. Area w/room for big tent, SUV, 2 tables, BBQ, & fire pit - & for our kid to ride his bicycle without running over everything. Kind staff, clean facilities, great playground. A group of people had very much fun until about 5 a.m. -singing, playing music, and having conversations that we could even follow from the other side of the campground. The quietest time of the day: 9-10 am.
Apr 06, 2015
Stayed here because all campgrounds close to the beech were full. Beautiful location, large spaces, lots of trees and lots of potential but poorly maintained. Showers were dirty and the only toilet in the men's bathroom was plugged. Stayed in a yurt and had to walk down s steep bank to the bathroom (there was toilet paper behind the yurt). Management was were polite and courteus.
Apr 01, 2015
The only reason I wouldn't be extremely likely to recommend it is because it's a bit rustic. I know many of my family who camp prefer more of a hotel-like experiences with their campgrounds and the steps to the restrooms would be a no-go. But we loved it!
Apr 01, 2015
The people there are wonderful but the campsite leaves a lot to be desired. Our site had no available electricity which it was supposed to have. The washroom adjacent to our site 22 was a disgusting mess. The mens toilet did not work and it stunk.
Mar 30, 2015
We had such a great time in our "remote" campsite. Great view, complete privacy, and best porta potty ever! Only downside was the barking dog all night from the private property next door. We will definitely be back!
Mar 23, 2015
Our stay was great!

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