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Lopez Lake Recreation Area

Lopez Drive, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
+1 805-489-1122
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Picked this place for a family reunion because it was in the middle for both families, it had water... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anna R
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Los Banos, California
Outstanding Lake!

I wanted to give the review just 4/5 stars due to the water level of the lake, but decided that... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Joe G
,
Santa Paula, California
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A picturesque camping, hiking and outdoor recreation area.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Lopez Drive, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
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+1 805-489-1122
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Picked this place for a family reunion because it was in the middle for both families, it had water slides, warm showers for a quarter, deer every morning in our camp, and after a short hike , beautiful view of the lake. Only setback was...More

Thank Anna R
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I wanted to give the review just 4/5 stars due to the water level of the lake, but decided that would be unfair because its uncontrollable. We've been to this lake twice and love it! It's now our new go-to place to get away for...More

Thank Joe G
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Amazing campground with loads of wildlife for the family to enjoy and only a 20 minute drive to the beach through beautifully landscaped farmlands.

Thank KJ D
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Lopez lake is our go to place for camping and fishing. Fortunately the water levels went up this winter although it's still less than half of full capacity it's a big improvement over last year. In the summer reservations are needed, last minute you're typically...More

Thank radar60
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Although the drought has lowered the level of the lake, it remains a beautiful place to hike,picnic and enjoy the beauty of nature. There are several hikes of varying degrees of difficulty and all are worth exploring.

Thank psychjudy
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Lopez Lake is close to where we live, so we can go often. Always pleasant and fun. Easy boat launch. The "general" store right there is fantastic.

1  Thank Supertrack
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Lopez Lake was down to just 20% filled before the rainy season started this year. The boat launch ramp was actually closed and the poor concessionaire was barely hanging in. Things are looking up now and the lake is over 50% filled and more rain...More

2  Thank mariposa67
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Love coming to this lake, coming here for 15 years for family reunions. Lake a little dry, but will come again this summer.

1  Thank MrRS-lv-sm
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We took the grandchildren up to Lopez where they wore themselves out on the water slide and slept all the way home. A relaxing day can be had in the country at Lopez Lake.

1  Thank Ralph B
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Camped at Lake Lopez for the first time for two nights. About nine miles out of Arroyo Grande, the rec are is set on Lake Lopez which is rapidly dwindling in size. You can still launch powerless boats and canoes and it is a nice...More

3  Thank CWS55
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Tarkingtons
21 April 2017|
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Response from mariposa67 | Reviewed this property |
I suspect if you look at their website it will tell you the check in and check out time. I only ride my bike up there and hike in the area have not yet stayed in the campground. The lake is now over 60% full and looking... More
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