State: Southern California
Address 1: Highway One at Dairy Creek Road
City: San Luis Obispo
Open: Open all year
Open all Year: Yes
Number of Sites: 63
Full Hook: 43
Once used extensively by local ranchers for dairy production and cattle grazing, this land was acquired by the Federal Government in the 1940s to establish Camp San Luis Obispo. The camp was used for training purposes by the U.S. Army during WWII and the Korean Conflict. In 1972 the land was deeded to the County, during President Nixons Legacy of Parks program, to be managed as a natural park and recreational area for the citizens and visitors of San Luis Obispo County.
El Chorro Regional Park and Campground is located between San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay. Use El Chorro as your personal base camp to explore the Central Coast or simply spend a pleasant day in the park enjoying the view from its trails.
El Chorro Regional Park Campground features 63 campsites (43 sites are full hook-up with electricity, sewer and water. 18 sites are primitive with water nearby). Each site at the campground can accommodate approximately 6-8 people and either a couple of tents or a full-sized R.V. The maximum trailer length at some of the sites is 40 feet and there are a couple of pull-through sites.
Heading South on Highway 101: Once you enter San Luis Obispo city limits take the Santa Rosa Street exit and turn left on Santa Rosa. Santa Rosa Street will turn into Highway 1. Follow Santa Rosa Street / Highway I for approximately 4 1/2 miles. El Chorro Regional Park will be located on the right side of the road. It is across the highway from Cuesta College.
Heading North on Highway 101: Take the Highway 1 / Morro Bay Exit and follow signs to the stoplight at Santa Rosa Street. Turn right onto Santa Rosa Street. Santa Rosa Street will turn into Highway 1.Follow Sata Rosa Street / Highway 1 for approximately 5 miles. El Chorro Regional Park will be located on the right side of the road. It is across the highway from Cuesta College.
Campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis but we do have a limited number of sites available for reservations. You can make your reservation up to one year in advance by calling our reservation line at (805) 781-5930, option 4.
If you plan on arriving at El Chorro without reservations during the summer months, we recommend you arrive by Wednesday evening or early Thursday morning. During the winter months, we recommend you arrive by Thursday evening or early Friday morning.
For those of you coming in on a first-come, first-served basis there are self-registration envelopes located near the restrooms and information bulletin board.
PICNIC AREAS / HIKING TRAILS
El Chorro Regional Park contains Dairy Creek Golf Course and features a day use area with barbeque facilities, volleyball courts, an off-leash dog park, horseshoe pits, a botanical garden, softball fields and various hiking trails for you to enjoy.