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:
NOON  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:
Upon Arrival, 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.

***DURING COVID:  No Visitors are allowed on-site. Everyone must be a Registered Guest.  If you wish to have Visitors, please register and pay for them as Additional Guests at Check-in.

Please do not invite Non-Registered Visitors to your site.  Non-Registered Visitors must purchase a Visitor Pass in the Office.
The total of Registered and Invited Visitors, including babies and children, may not exceed the Maximum Capacity for the Site.
Maximum Capacity for All Sites is 4 - 8 People.  Please verify the Max Capacity of your site during Registration or Check-in.  

ADDITIONAL OVERNIGHT GUESTS JOINING A REGISTERED GUEST:
Additional Guests in Cabins & Yurts:  $10/Person/Night
Additional People in RV & Tent Sites:  $7/Person/Night
Additional Guests Under the Age of 7:  FREE

DAY-USE VISITOR PASS: 
No Day-Use Passes on Fridays, Saturdays, Holiday Weekends or COVID PANDEMIC!
$7/Adult,  $5/Child over 6 Years Old  & Children Under Age 7 FREE
All Day-Use Visitors Must Leave the Campground by 10 p.m.
TUESDAYS:  Free Swim Day for Local Residents Within 25 Miles of Santa Margarita KOA

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 sells seasoned oak and pine firewood at competitive prices.  Currently, guests may bring their own firewood to the campground; but there is a rumor that that may change in the near future.  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. 
  • Do not move 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

POOL HOURS

10:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.  Everyday May - October

Swimsuits are required.  No cutoffs or nude sunbathing.  No glass bottles, smoking or pets on the pool deck.
During COVID, registered Guests must sign up for a two-hour slot during check-in to use the pool on Saturdays.
Please shower before entering the pool, especially if you have just come from the Slip & Slide or Foam Party.

Meet Your Hosts

The Jacobsma Family and Partners

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

The Jacobsma Family and Partners have owned the Santa Margarita KOA since 1989. Karen Jacobsma is the General Manager with the Best Staff in the West.  What we may lack in facilities or amenities, we make up for with superb Guest Service.  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.