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El Chorro Regional Park

ABOUT US
Once used extensively by local ranchers for dairy production and cattle grazing, this land was acquired by the Federal Government in the 1940’s 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 Nixon’s “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.

CONTACT
Parks Office 805-781-5930, option 4
Dairy Creek Golf Course

DIRECTIONS
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.

PICNIC AREAS / HIKING TRAILS
El Chorro Regional Park contains Dairy Creek Golf Course and features reservable Group Day Use Areas with barbeque facilities, volleyball courts, an off-leash dog park, horseshoe pits, the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, softball fields and various hiking trails for you to enjoy.

 

El Chorro Regional Park and Campground
State Highway 1 @ Dairy Creek Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
(O) 805.781.5930, option 4, (F) 805.781.1102

Email us at
SLOParks@co.slo.ca.us


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Last revised: April 10, 2014