Santa Margarita KOA

Open All Year

Reserve: 800-562-5619

Reserve: 800-562-5619

Info: 805-438-5618

Info: 805-438-5618

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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

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

Camper Rating 4.5 out of 5

Based on 1000 Reviews

Campground Activities

Saturdays are BIG DAYS at the Santa Margarita KOA from Memorial Day to Labor Day Weekend. Start Saturdays with CRAFTS in the Party Yurt at 10 am. Paint a birdhouse, picture frame, souvenir backpack or T-shirt ($5 - $10). Grab sno-cones, slushies & snacks from the Snack Shack from 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. At 4:30 p.m. we get wet & wild with Water Balloon Volleyball & Balloon Launching. New in 2018: FREE FOAM PARTY in our Hay Bale Theater. Enjoy 4 feet of bubbles and Oldies music. Fun for all ages and some great photo opportunities. Enjoy FREE Sunset Hayrides around our 70-acres at 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. End your Saturday with a movie by the pool. Stargazing available by Central Coast Astronomical Society on the Saturday night closest to the New Moon each month.

The Giant Jumping Pillow is open from 9 am to 9 pm & FREE to Guests. Tetherball and bean bag toss nearby. A Horseshoe Pit is below the Jumping Pillow. Check out disc golfs & giant Yahtzee cubes from the store. Enjoy the non-heated swimming pool from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.  The Party Yurt has a big-screen TV and game tables to enjoy from 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Holiday BINGO on Holiday Sundays in Party Yurt at 8:15 p.m.

Light your nights with a campfire, s'mores & Mystical Fire packets that make your flames colorful for 20 to 25 minutes. Of course, we sell ice, beer, water, oak firewood, fire starters, s'more stuff & Mystical Fire in the store. Bring Your Own Ghost Stories & Ghostbusters!

Swimming Pool

The pool is open seasonally from May through October. Pool Hours: 10 AM - 8 PM. It is free for Santa Margarita KOA guests and available to others for a small Day Use Fee from Sunday - Thursdays.  Day Passes are no longer available on Fridays, Saturdays or Holidays.  Tuesday is Free-Swim Day for local Santa Margarita residents. The pool is not heated; but, you won't care on our 100-degree days!

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Our horseshoe pit is regulation size. It is located just below the playground area. This is a great activity for parents to pass the time while their children play at the playground, or even for children to pass time while their parents play on the Jumping Pillow!

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Disc Golf 9-Hole Course

Enjoy our 9-hole Disc Golf Course. Installed by professional disc golfers, the course offers a gently rolling open terrain while remaining completely family friendly. Santa Margarita KOA Guests play free and can checkout discs from the KOA Store. Non-camping visitors may purchase a Day Use Pass which includes use of the pool, Jumping Pillow and Disc Golf Course. Have some fun aiming for a hole-in-one!

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Sports and Games

We have basketballs, soccer balls, volleyballs, horse shoes, board games and more. All the fun you can imagine, and it's all FREE! Just visit the Party Yurt or the KOA Store.  Our Disc Golf Course is in sad shape; but still offers a challenge.  Campers may checkout discs from the KOA Store.  If you disc goes in the goats' pen; leave it there adn let us know.

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Jumping Pillow!

The Santa Margarita KOA Jumping Pillow is open from 9 AM - 9 PM and is free to all campers. Located in the center of our campground, the giant Jumping Pillow is worth the trip to our KOA alone! Enjoyed by both children and adults, the 50-ft. bounce house without walls is a camper favorite. Benches and tables are provided if you would rather sit and watch. The Jumping Pillow is located near our playground, swing set and horseshoe pit. Our Jumping Pillow makes aerobic activity as fun as can be!

PLEASE REMOVE SHOES!  Shoes damage the Jumping Pillow.  Wear socks to beat the midday heat or wait until the sun goes down for high-jumping fun!  Do not flip upside down.  Please do not walk or ride bikes on the Pillow when it is deflated.

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Water Balloon Volleyball for Kids of All Ages

Join us for Water-Balloon Volleyball & Baloon Launcing at the volleyball court every Saturday at 4:30 PM from Memorial Day to Labor Day. It's a G*R*E*A*T Activity for all ages.  You are likely to get wet and maybe a little muddy; but it's still Good, Clean Fun!

*We provide the towels, balloons, launchers and targets.  Of course, you can buy the KAOS Balloon Pumps, Balloons and Launchers in our store to continue being wet & wild at home! 

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Dark-Sky Star Party

The Central Coast Astronomical Society hosts a monthly Dark-Sky Star Party star-gazing event on Stargazer Hill at the Santa Margarita KOA at sunset on the Saturday night closest to the New Moon. Members of the Society bring their big telescopes and set them up on Stargazer Hill and welcome all KOA camping guests to join them for an awe-inspiring, educational good time. Please observe good star-gazing etiquette by not driving up Stargazer Hill and use a red-light flashlight pointed to the ground as you walk up the hill. Also, No Alcohol and No Smoking. Visit for more information. You will be amazed at how many stars you can see even with the naked eye in the dark skies surrounding Santa Margarita KOA!

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ARTS & CRAFTS IN THE PARTY YURT ON SATURDAYS AT 10 A.M. FROM MEMORIAL DAY TO LABOR DAY.  Kids of all ages will enjoy our ColorTime Fabric Paint crafts  Campers can customize a Santa Margarita KOA Souvenir backpack or T-shirt with fabric paint or paint a birdhouse or picture frame.  Parents & Grandparents enjoy the Arts & Craft time as much as the kiddoes. Craft Fee:  $5 - $10.  (Free coloring activities available upon request.)

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Hayrides on Saturday Evenings

Join us for Hayride Tours of our 69-acre Santa Margarita KOA narrated by the Owners.  Hayrides leave from the KOA Store at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday evenings from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  Yee Haw!

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Snow Cones by the Pool - Saturdays at 2 PM

Chill by the Pool with Snow Cones, Slushies & Iced Coffee available in the Snack Shack on Saturdays 1 - 3 p.m.  Snow Cones:  SM $2, MED $3, LG $4.  Iced Coffee: $5.  Ask for whipped cream in your slushie for a Sweet Treat to Beat the Heat!  Popcorn & peanuts available, too.  Prices subject to change without notice.

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