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
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
Parks Office 805-781-5930, option 4
Dairy Creek Golf Course
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.
The Chumash Loop has campsites available on a first-come,
first-served basis. Romauldo and Bishop are available by reservations and can be made up to one year in advance by calling
our reservation line at (805) 781-5930,
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. Cash and checks are accepted.
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,
Email us at SLOParks@co.slo.ca.us
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Last revised: November 18, 2013