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Lopez Lake Recreation Area

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Address: Lopez Drive, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
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+1 805-489-1122

A picturesque camping, hiking and outdoor recreation area.

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I look these place on the web site and the kids want it to go check it out, we were surprise on how good they have the place and the obstacles course. It was our first time we did... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2015
Sun Valley California USA

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Fremont, California
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Reviewed February 15, 2016

We explored the Lopez Lake Recreation Area during a beautiful sunny warm February day. There is a marina and picnic grounds. People were out on the lake and also having picnics. There is also barbecue areas One can also fish at the lake. Its a larger lake with various areas to explore. There is also a campground. One can also... More 

3 Thank mini
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

The water level is slowly rising. Fishing is usually always good and there's a great network of trails around the campsites and for intermediate riders, on the center peninsula of the lake accessed b IA the Wittenburg Arm. Great views from the top and some fun downhill to make the climb worthwhile!

2 Thank Timothy F
Salt Lake City, Utah
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2015

Really a serene place to camp. Lots of trees lots of spaces through out the park to camp with full hook ups or dry camping. There is also a marina for boating or renting something to go out on the Lake. Tons of wild life to see. The marina has a little café but didn't try it this trip.

Thank Faye L
Nipomo, California
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2015

My wife and I just went camping at Lopez lake in October 2015 with a motor home we just got and stayed for four days. it has been awhile for us 2006 last time. The water was very low because of the drought we are having but we love Lopez and it is still beautiful. they have added a zip... More 

2 Thank Ralph C
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78 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

We took our three young boys (10-14) to the lake for 3 days of camping and a triathlon and they loved it! Plenty to do for everyone. Of course, the water level is low, but we expected that seeing as how we are multiple years into a drought. However, there is still plenty of water to swim, paddle, and boat... More 

2 Thank Joe G
Anaheim, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 17, 2015

We recently rented a trailer and had it delivered & set-up at Lopez Lake Campground for a weekend with the family. This is the perfect location for our family because of all the different activities for every age. There is a water slide park, ZipLine park, fishing, boating, kayacking, lots of hiking/exploring, and a ton of wildlife. We actually started... More 

1 Thank Myrna F
Sun Valley California USA
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2015

I look these place on the web site and the kids want it to go check it out, we were surprise on how good they have the place and the obstacles course. It was our first time we did anything a zip line and obstacle course with the kids, they really enjoyed. Please is very good, safety is one of... More 

1 Thank aztec72
Huntington Beach
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 26, 2015

Family Reunion weekend camping trip at the Lake. Lots of things to do - boating, wind surfing, fishing, etc. The weather was beautiful and calm. The kids loved the Mustang Water Slides. Lopez is so beautiful and is definitely a place to take some awesome photos. It's only 10 miles from Arroyo Grande, too, so shopping is close by. We... More 

1 Thank Annie B
San Gabriel, California
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97 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

We visited Lopez lake as a possible fishing spot. On arrival, the water level was so low that it was a tremendous hike downhill to the edge of the water for fishing. Since we had senior citizens with us, fishing was out of the question. The facility was clean and well kept. The ranger that greeted us was very pleasant... More 

1 Thank hrhvictoria
Bakersfield, California
2 reviews
Reviewed July 31, 2015

We are Australians travelling USA. We have been here for 4 months and no where have we had to pay extra for the vehicle we tow behind our motorhome. $13 per night. The sites are untidy and very close together. We can not light our fire as it is under the slide out of the trailer next door. Poor park... More 

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