San Luis Obispo County, Central California

Lake Nacimiento Camping



Lake Nacimiento
Picnic Areas


Day use Picnic Areas have tables and small barbeques.

  • South Shore
  • North Shore





Camping at Lake Nacimiento

Lake Nacimiento's campgrounds are operated by Monterey County Parks. Campsites rates are per vehicle, up to 8 people. Campgrounds are located at the east end of the lake. Most of the remainder of the lake's shoreline is private property.

Sites at a couple of the campgrounds can be reserved, but most are first come, first served. There is one designated group campground (Sandy Point), which also can be reserved.

Most campgrounds have flush toilets and showers, but not all. Oak Knoll Campground has 40 sites with RV hook-ups. Overflow Camping is allowed on the beach, but there are no services supplied.

Quail Roost Campground

Location: Near entry gate, narrow roads, not suggested for RVs or large vehicles towing boats.
Open: Year-round
Reservations : None. First Come, First Served
Campground Facilities: 60 Tent Sites, Flush Toilets, Showers, Piped Water, Dump Station
Campsite Amenities: BBQs, Picnic Tables, Water, No Hook-ups, No Campfires
Summer Rates: $30 - $40 per night

Oak Knoll Campground

Location: East end of the lake, narrow roads, not suggested for RVs towing boats
Open: Year-round
Reservations : (800) 323-3839
Campground Facilities: 40 Sites with Hook-ups, Flush Toilets, Showers, Piped Water
Campsite Amenities: BBQs, Picnic Tables, Water
Summer Rates: $30 - $40 per night

Rocky Canyon Campground

Location: East end of lake, large RVs or large vehicles towing boats not allowed
Open: Year-round
Reservations : None. All Sites are First Come, First Served
Campground Facilities: 14 Tent Sites; Flush Toilets, Showers, Piped Water
Campsite Amenities: BBQs, Picnic Tables, Water
Summer Rates: $30 - $40 per night

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Sandy Point Campground

Location: East end of lake, not suggested for vehicles towing boats.
Open: Year-round
Reservations : (800) 323-3839
Campground Facilities: 12 Tent Sites; Flush Toilets, Showers, Piped Water
Campsite Amenities: BBQs, Picnic Tables, Water
Summer Rates: $30 - $40 per night

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Eagles Ridge Campground

Location: East end of lake, remote parking and hike in tent sites only.
Open: Year-round
Reservations : None. First Come, First Served
Campground Facilities: 60 Single Tent or Group Sites; Port-a-Potties, Piped Water
Campsite Amenities: BBQs, Picnic Tables, Water
Summer Rates: $30 - $40 per night

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Pine Knoll Campground

Location: East end of lake, best campground for large vehicles and trailers.
Open: Year-round
Reservations : None. First Come, First Served
Campground Facilities: 120 Sites; Restrooms, Showers, Piped Water, No Hook-ups
Campsite Amenities: BBQs, Picnic Tables, Water
Summer Rates: $30 - $40 per night

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Overflow Beach Camping

Location: East end of lake, no services, best for self-contained vehicles
Open: As needed
Reservations : None.
Campground Facilities: None
Campsite Amenities: Campfires must be in store-bought fire pots
Summer Rates: $30 - $40 per night

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Lake Nacimiento Group Campgrounds

Sandy Point Group Campground

Location: East end of lake, not suggested for vehicles towing boats.
Open: April - September
Reservations : (800) 323-3839
Campground Facilities: 12 Tent Sites; Flush Toilets, Showers, Piped Water

San Luis Obispo Coast Campgrounds

Within easy driving distance of Lake Nacimiento are a number of great campgrounds along the San Luis Obispo Coast:

  • Hearst San Simeon State Park
  • Morro Bay State Park
  • Morro Strand State Beach
  • Oceano Dunes SVRA
  • Pismo State Beach

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Wine Country RV Resort

2500 Airport Road, Paso Robles, CA
(866) 927-8669 or (805) 238-4560
Website: Wine Country RV Resort
RV Park Facilities: Restrooms, Showers, Laundry, Store, Propane, Fitness Center, Swimming Pool, Spa
RV Sites: 166 Full Hook-up Sites, 20/30/50 Amp, WiFi, Satellite TV
Economy and Standard Site Rates for 2:
$38 - $51 Weekdays, $43 - 57 Weekends, $238 - $318 per Week
Deluxe and Premium Sites:
$61 - $71 Weekdays, $67 - $77 Weekends, $378 - $438 per Week
Prices subject to change.

Paso Robles RV Ranch

398 Exline Road, Paso Robles, CA
(805) 237-8685

Hilltop Mobile and RV Park

5715 Santa Cruz Rd. #16, Atascadero, CA
(805) 466-9416

San Luis Obispo Coast Camping

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Morro Dunes RV Park

1700 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA
(805) 772-2722
Website: Morro Dunes RV Park
Campground Facilities: WiFi, RV Repairs, Store, Laundry, Dump Station
RV and Tent Sites: 170 Sites, 134 Sites with Full Hook-ups, 30/50 Amp, Cable TV; Partial Hook-up Sites and Tent Sites have Electricity and Water
Rates: Full Hook-ups $44, Partial Hook-ups $37.40, Tent Sites $27.50
Prices subject to change.

Avila Hot Springs

250 Avila Beach Dr., Avila Beach, CA
(850) 595-2359
Website: Avila Hot Springs
Campground Facilities: Hot Springs (RV Guests get swim-soak-shower daily pass for $5), Swimming Pool, Restaurant, Bike Rentals
Tent Sites: Picnic Tables, Grass Area, Cooking Grills
RV Sites: Full Hook-ups for RVs up to 28', RV Dry Camping for any size, Picnic Tables, Fire Grills
Rates: Tent Sites $30 per Night, $150 per Week; full Hook-up RV Sites $45 per Night, $250 per Week; Dry Camping RV Sites $35 per Night
Prices subject to change.

El Chorro Regional Park Campground

San Luis Obispo CA
Operated by San Luis Obispo County Parks
(805) 781-5930
El Chorro Regional Park Campground
RV Park Facilities: 63 Campsites, No Reservations for Most Sites
RV Sites: 43 Sites with Full Hook-ups, 18 Primitive Sites, Trailers to 40'
Rates: Primitive Sites $23 - $25, Developed Sites (Water and Electricity) $27 - $29, Full Hook-ups $31 - $33
Prices subject to change.


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