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Lopez Lake Events Calendar

All Special Events, Program Activities, dates and times are subject to change and Park Entrance fees apply. If you are interested in staging a special event or activity at Lopez Lake please contact our Park Ranger staff at (805) 788-2381.

Questions? Please contact the Lopez Lake Ranger Office at 805.788.2381.

Last Revised: December 9, 2014

DECEMBER 2014
Program / Activity

Saturday, December 6, Owls are Master Hunters of the Night  5:00pm – 6:00pm. Bring the family, take a guided night hike and learn all about the owls in our park.  The hike will be moderate to easy.  Dress warm, wear sturdy shoes and bring water.  Meet at the registration office. Rain cancels hike.

Sunday, December 7, Blackberry Springs/ Turkey Ridge Hike 10:00am – 12:00pm.  Join the ranger for a guided nature walk to learn about the Native Plants in the park. Meet at the Registration Office.

Saturday, December 13, Duna Vista Exploration Hike  10:00am – 1:00pm.  Come join ranger staff on this exciting hike and experience some of the most breathtaking views of the Santa Lucia Mountain range and Pacific Ocean. Strenuous hike. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Meet at the Wittenberg Arm kiosk. Rain cancels event.

Sunday, December 14, Nature Boat Cruise 10:15am – 12:15pm Explore the far reaches of Lopez Lake on the ranger led boat tour. The two hour tour aboard the park's pontoon boat will include topics such as the natural and cultural history, the flora and fauna, and operational practices of Lopez Lake. Call the registration office at 788-2381 to sign up. $6 adults/$3 kids. 16 seat limit. Meet at the Marina. $10 park entrance fee.

Saturday, December 20, Learn to Fish at the Lopez Lake Kids Free Fishing Clinic  Starts at 9:00am.    Bring the Kids (under 16) to the lake for a Free Fishing Clinic.  The clinic is held at the Nature Center near the Marina. Space is limited please sign up by 8:30am.  Kids will be given lessons with an experienced fishermen on fishing ethics and conservation, knot tying, fish types and ecology as well as how to cast your line.  All equipment needed is provided and everyone gets a chance to fish.  Rain cancels event.

Sunday, December 21,  Friends of Lopez Lake Monthly Meeting 10:30am - 11:30am    Show your support and share your ideas at the Friends of Lopez Lake monthly meeting.  Join the Friends after the meeting from 11:30am - 3:30pm to participate in their project work day. After the meeting, participate in one of the many projects FOLL is working on, or help keep Lopez Lake beautiful and pick-up shoreline litter.

Saturday, December 27, Escondido Spur Hike
10:00am – 12:00pm  Come join ranger staff on this exciting hike and experience some of the most breathtaking views of the Santa Lucia Mountain range and Pacific Ocean. Strenuous hike. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Meet at the Wittenberg Arm Kiosk. Rain cancels event.

Sunday, December 28,  Beginning Birding Hike  10:00am – 11:00am Join a ranger for a guided nature walk to learn about some of the showier birds in the park. Great for kids, or beginning birders, of all ages. Meet at the Arboleda Group Day Use Area.


Special Events
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JANUARY
Program / Activity

Saturday, January 3rd  Masters of the Night: Owl Call Hike 4:30pm-5:30pm  Bring the family, take a guided night hike and learn about the owls in our park.  The hike will be moderate to easy.  Dress warm, wear sturdy shoes and bring water.  Meet at the registration office. Rain cancels hike.

Saturday, January 10th Blackberry Spring and Turkey Ridge Loop Trail 10:00am-11:00am.  Come take a guided hike with a ranger to explore the trials in the park.  Moderate to Strenuous Hike.  Wear sturdy shoes and bring water.  Meet at the registration office. Rain cancels hike.

Sunday, January 11th Wings & Water: Birds of the Lake 10:00am-11:00am.  Join the Ranger for a guided nature walk to learn about some of the showier birds in the park. Great hike for kids, or beginning birders of all ages.  Meet at the Arboleda group day use area. Rain cancels hike.

Saturday, January 17th Learn to Fish at the Lopez Lake: Kids Free Fishing Clinic 9:00-11:00am.  Bring the Kids (under age16 do not need a license to fish) to the lake for a Free Fishing Clinic.  The clinic is held at the Nature Center near the Marina.  Kids will be given lessons with an experienced fishermen on fishing ethics and conservation, knot tying, fish types and ecology as well as how to cast your line.  All equipment needed is provided and everyone gets a chance to fish.  Rain cancels event.

Sunday, January 18th Friends of Lopez lake Meeting 10:30am-11:30am.  Show your support and share your ideas at the Friends of Lopez Lake monthly meeting.  Join the Friends after the meeting from 11:30am - 3:30pm to participate in their project work day. After the meeting, participate in one of the many projects FOLL is working on, or help keep Lopez Lake beautiful and pick-up shoreline litter.

Sunday, January 25th Plants: Medicine, Food & Mystery (Hike) 10:00am-11:00am  Come join a ranger for a plant walk and learn about some of the more interesting plants in the area that have traditionally been eaten and used medicinally. Some of these plants may surprise you. Meet at the registration office for this moderate hike. Rain Cancels event.

Saturday, January 31st Escondido Spur Lookout Hike 10:00am-12:00pm   Take an invigorating hike with the ranger and learn about the history of Lopez Lake.  The hike is strenuous and boasts beautiful views of the lake and surrounding hillsides.  Bring water and wear sturdy shoes.  Meet at the Arboleda group day use area. Rain cancels event.

Special Events
TBA
 
FEBRUARY 2015
Program / Activity

Saturday, February 7th  Duna Vista Hike: Views, Photos & History 9:00am-12:00pm  Dust off the hiking boots and join us on this ranger guided hike boasting views of the Santa Lucia mountain range and Pacific Ocean.  Strenuous hike, wear sturdy shoes, and bring water.  Meet at the Wittenberg Arm kiosk. Rain cancels hike.

Sunday, February 8th Masters of the Night: Owl Call Hike 5:00pm-6:00pm   Bring the family, take a guided night hike and learn about the owls in our park.  The hike will be moderate to easy.  Dress warm, wear sturdy shoes and bring water.  Meet at the registration office. Rain cancels hike.

Saturday, February 14th Blackberry Spring and Turkey Ridge Loop Trail 10:00am-11:00am  Come take a guided hike with a ranger to explore the trials in the park.  Moderate to Strenuous Hike.  Wear sturdy shoes and bring water.  Meet at the registration office. Rain cancels hike.

Sunday, February 15th Plants: Medicine, Food & Mystery (Hike) 10:00am-11:00am Come join a ranger for a plant walk and learn about some of the more interesting plants in the area that have traditionally been eaten and used medicinally. Some of these plants may surprise you. Meet at the registration office for this moderate hike. Rain Cancels event.

Saturday, February 21st Learn to Fish at the Lopez Lake: Kids Free Fishing Clinic 9:00-11:00am.  Bring the Kids (under age16 do not need a license to fish) to the lake for a Free Fishing Clinic.  The clinic is held at the Nature Center near the Marina.  Kids will be given lessons with an experienced fishermen on fishing ethics and conservation, knot tying, fish types and ecology as well as how to cast your line.  All equipment needed is provided and everyone gets a chance to fish.  Rain cancels event.

Saturday, February 22nd  Wings & Water: Birds of the Lake 10:00am-11:00am.  Join the Ranger for a guided nature walk to learn about some of the showier birds in the park. Great hike for kids, or beginning birders of all ages.  Meet at the Arboleda group day use area. Rain cancels hike.

Saturday, February 28th  Escondido Spur Lookout Hike 10:00am-12:00pm   Take an invigorating hike with the ranger and learn about the history of Lopez Lake.  The hike is strenuous and boasts beautiful views of the lake and surrounding hillsides.  Bring water and wear sturdy shoes.  Meet at the Arboleda group day use area. Rain cancels event.

Special Events
TBA
 
MARCH 2015
Program / Activity

Sunday, March 1st Masters of the Night: Owl Call Hike 5:30pm-6:30pm  Bring the family, take a guided night hike and learn about the owls in our park.  The hike will be moderate to easy.  Dress warm, wear sturdy shoes and bring water.  Meet at the registration office. Rain cancels hike.

Saturday, March 7th Escondido Spur Lookout Hike 10:00am-12:00pm   Take an invigorating hike with the ranger and learn about the history of Lopez Lake.  The hike is strenuous and boasts beautiful views of the lake and surrounding hillsides.  Bring water and wear sturdy shoes.  Meet at the Arboleda group day use area. Rain cancels event.

Saturday, March 14th Blackberry Spring and Turkey Ridge Loop Trail 10:00am-11:00am.  Come take a guided hike with a ranger to explore the trials in the park.  Moderate to Strenuous Hike.  Wear sturdy shoes and bring water.  Meet at the registration office. Rain cancels hike.

Sunday, March 15th Wings & Water: Birds of the Lake 10:00am-11:00am.  Join the Ranger for a guided nature walk to learn about some of the showier birds in the park. Great hike for kids, or beginning birders of all ages.  Meet at the Arboleda group day use area. Rain cancels hike.

Saturday, March 21st Learn to Fish at the Lopez Lake: Kids Free Fishing Clinic 9:00-11:00am.  Bring the Kids (under age16 do not need a license to fish) to the lake for a Free Fishing Clinic.  The clinic is held at the Nature Center near the Marina.  Kids will be given lessons with an experienced fishermen on fishing ethics and conservation, knot tying, fish types and ecology as well as how to cast your line.  All equipment needed is provided and everyone gets a chance to fish.  Rain cancels event.

Saturday, March 22nd  Friends of Lopez Lake Monthly Meeting 10:30am-11:30am. Show your support and share your ideas at the Friends of Lopez Lake monthly meeting.  Join the Friends after the meeting from 11:30am - 3:30pm to participate in their project work day. After the meeting participate in one of the many projects FOLL is working on or help keep Lopez Lake beautiful and pick-up shoreline litter.

Sunday, March 29th March Triathlon Series For more information, go online at marchtriathlonseries.com

Saturday, March 29th   Plants: Medicine, Food & Mystery (Hike) 10:00am-11:00am  Come join a ranger for a plant walk and learn about some of the more interesting plants in the area that have traditionally been eaten and used medicinally. Some of these plants may surprise you. Meet at the registration office for this moderate hike. Rain Cancels event.

Special Events

TBA

 
APRIL 2015
Program / Activity

Saturday, April 4th   Masters of the Night: Owl Call Hike 7:00pm-8:00pm  Bring the family, take a guided night hike and learn about the owls in our park.  The hike will be moderate to easy.  Dress warm, wear sturdy shoes and bring water.  Meet at the registration office. Rain cancels hike.

Sunday, April 5th Duna Vista Hike: Views, Photos & History 9:00am-12:00pm  Dust off the hiking boots and join us on this ranger guided hike boasting views of the Santa Lucia mountain range and Pacific Ocean.  Strenuous hike, wear sturdy shoes, and bring water.  Meet at the Wittenberg Arm kiosk. Rain cancels hike.

Saturday, April 11th Nature Boat Cruise 10:00am-12:00pm Explore the far reaches of Lopez Lake on the ranger led boat tour. The two hour tour aboard the park's pontoon boat will include topics such as the natural and cultural history, the flora and fauna, and operational practices of Lopez Lake. Call the registration office at 788-2381 to sign up. $6 adults/$3 kids. 16 seat limit. Meet at the Marina. $10 park entrance fee.

Sunday, April 12th Leafing the Park with Ranger Ryan: Tree ID Hike 10:00am-11:00am

Saturday, April 18th Learn to Fish at the Lopez Lake: Kids Free Fishing Clinic 9:00-11:00am.  Bring the Kids (under age16 do not need a license to fish) to the lake for a Free Fishing Clinic.  The clinic is held at the Nature Center near the Marina.  Kids will be given lessons with an experienced fishermen on fishing ethics and conservation, knot tying, fish types and ecology as well as how to cast your line.  All equipment needed is provided and everyone gets a chance to fish.  Rain cancels event.

Sunday, April 19th Friends of Lopez Lake Monthly Meeting 10:30am-11:30am. Show your support and share your ideas at the Friends of Lopez Lake monthly meeting.  Join the Friends after the meeting from 11:30am - 3:30pm to participate in their project work day. After the meeting participate in one of the many projects FOLL is working on or help keep Lopez Lake beautiful and pick-up shoreline litter.

Saturday, April 25th Blackberry Spring and Turkey Ridge Loop Trail 10:00am-11:00am.  Come take a guided hike with a ranger to explore the trials in the park. Moderate to Strenuous Hike. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water.  Meet at the registration office. Rain cancels hike.

Sunday, March 26th Wings & Water: Birds of the Lake 10:00am-11:00am.  Join the Ranger for a guided nature walk to learn about some of the showier birds in the park. Great hike for kids, or beginning birders of all ages.  Meet at the Arboleda group day use area. Rain cancels hike.

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TBA

 
MAY 2015
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Special Events
Saturday, May 9 - Outdoor Discovery Festival
11:00am - 5:00pm come and discover the great outdoors with San Luis Obispo County Parks. Activities include Nature Boat Tours, Eco-Fair with exhibits and demonstrations, Arts & Craft activities and vendors. Live music entertainment will be happening throughout the day. If you like hiking, biking, kayaking and more. This is the place to be! It's a great family event and everyone is welcome. Day use fees are $10 per vehicle so make sure you carpool to this green event.
Info: (805) 788-2381 or Outdoor Discover Festival
 
JUNE 2015
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JULY 2015
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AUGUST 2015
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SEPTEMBER 2015
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OCTOBER 2015
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NOVEMBER 2015
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Lopez Lake Recreation Area
6800 Lopez Drive
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(P) 805.788.2381

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


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