General Campground Information

IMPORTANT DATES & TIMES

STORE/OFFICE HOURS: 
June - September
8 a.m. - 8 p.m.  Fri. & Sat.
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Sun. - Thu.

October - May
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Sun. - Sat.
Reduced Mid-Day & Mid-Week Hours
We still answer phones during these times.

POOL HOURS:  May - October
10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

QUIET HOURS:  10 p.m. - 8 a.m. 
(Turn off music & videos and use "indoor voices." Sound travels in these hills!)  
BRIGHT LIGHTS OUT:  11 p.m. 
(Turn off bright lights & enjoy the dark sky!)
CAMPFIRES OUT:  Midnight 
(Douse the fire with water and return to your assigned site.  Night Night!)

CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT TIMES VARY BY SITE TYPE

CHECK-IN:
1:00 P.M.  RV & Tent Sites
3:00 P.M.  Cabins & Yurts

CHECK-OUT TIME:
11 a.m.  All Sites

DAY-USE VISITORS:
10 P.M.  Day-Use Visitors must leave by 10 p.m.

EARLY CHECK-IN & LATE CHECK-OUT
May be available upon request for a fee.  Please call to inquire.

QUIET HOURS: 10 P.M. - 8 A.M.

A well-rested camper is a Happy Camper and we do our best to ensure that Quiet Hours are respected. If you are being disturbed by other Guests during Quiet Hours, please call Santa Margarita KOA at (805)438-5618, no matter what time it is.  Phones are answered 24/7. We will tactfully address the noise issue.  Please don't wait until the next morning to tell us about a noise issue that we could have resolved for you.  Sound travels in our hills.  Your idea of a good time is staying up all playing charades but your neighbor's idea of a good time is going to bed early so he can go fishing at dawn.

REGISTERED GUESTS & VISITOR POLICY

NOTE TO ALL REGISTERED GUESTS:
BEFORE entering the campground, each person and each vehicle must STOP & REGISTER in the store.
Every vehicle must display a KOA car tag while on the campground.
Please provide all vehicle license plate numbers and the number of adults & children at Check-in.

MAXIMUM SITE CAPACITY:
Every Site Has a Different Maximum Number of Guests Allowed. 
Please verify the Max Capacity of your site before making a Reservation. 
Total Guests, including babies and children, may not exceed the Maximum Capacity for the Site. 
No Visitors are allowed on the campground.  Please include all people who will be on your site in your reservation.

ADDITIONAL REGISTERED GUESTS:
More than 4 Guests in Cabins & Yurts:  $10/Person/Night 
More than 2 Guests in RV & Tent Sites:  $7/Person/Night
Additional Guests Under the Age of 7 are FREE...but are still counted.

SADLY, NO DAY PASSES WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:
Everyone must be a Registered Guest to be on-site. Please do not invite Non-Registered Visitors to your site. 
If a Registered Guest wishes to have Visitors, please register and pay for Visitors/Additional Guests at Check-in. 

***ALL RATES AND MAXIMUM CAPACITIES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

STORE HOURS

8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. 7 Days a Week, All Year
8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M. Friday & Saturday June - September

CAMPFIRE & FIREWOOD POLICY

Santa Margarita KOA sells pre-wrapped seasoned oak and pine firewood from our property at competitive prices.  Currently, San Luis Obispo County encourages guests to "Buy Local & Burn Local."  We have DuraFlame fire starters, roasting forks and all the makings for S'mores in our store.  Each site comes with a fire ring on the ground with a grate over half of it for cooking.  Some sites have a stand-up grill for charcoal, which we also sell. 
  • Please do not gather wood or kindling from the campground.
  • Do not move the fire ring. 
  • All firewood must fit inside the fire ring.
  • Keep flames below 3 feet.
  • Fire must be attended at all times.
  • Please douse fire with water before going to bed and before checkout.
  • Do not put any ashes in dumpster.
  • ALL FIRES MUST BE OUT BY MIDNIGHT

P.S.  In 2022, our fire insurance went from $30,000/year to $86,000/year due to the increased fire danger in our area of California.  Please do your part to help prevent wildfires. 

POOL HOURS

10:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M. Every Day May - October
  • Santa Margarita KOA Swimming Pool is for Registered Guests ONLY!
  • Swimsuits are required.  No cutoffs or nude sunbathing.  No glass bottles, smoking or pets on the pool deck.
  • Please shower before entering the pool, especially if you have just come from a soapy, sandy or muddy activity.

P.S.  No Free-Swim Tuesdays Until Further Notice.  We are sorry for the inconvenience.  The beach is still open & free!

Meet Your Hosts

Wolf & Lisa Loveless, Camp Hosts

Santa Margarita KOA is "The Best-Kept Secret on the Central Coast!"

Wolf and Lisa Loveless joined The Award-Winning Santa Margarita KOA Team in 2021 as On-Site Managers.  Our Guest Service is top-notch with the Best Staff in the West.  Come enjoy the great outdoors and let us help you make memories that will last a lifetime. Our business is making you a Happy Camper.

* The Jacobsma Family and Partners have owned the Santa Margarita KOA since 1989.  Karen Jacobsma has been the General Manager since 2011.