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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: September 30, 2014

OCTOBER 2014
Program / Activity
Saturday, October 11, Owls are Master Hunters of the Night - 7:00pm – 8:00pm. 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, October 12, Nature Boat Cruise - 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, October 18, Free Kids Fishing Clinic - 9:00am – 12:00pm 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, October 19, 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, October 25, 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.

Sunday, October 26, Duna Vista Exploration Hike - 9:00am – 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.
Special Events
Friday - Sunday, October 3 - 5 - Scott Tinley's Triathlon - Register for this event through tricalifornia.com. Camping and day use are available but access to the roads in the park and the lake will be limited for the safety of the participants. Information: www.tricalifornia.com
 
NOVEMBER 2014
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Saturday, November 1, 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, November 2,  High Ridge Hike 3:00pm – 5:00pm Explore the park from High Ridge Trail at twilight. Join a ranger for an opportunity to experience beautiful vistas and a unique nature perspective. Expect steep terrain resulting in a moderate to strenuous hike. Meet at the ranger office.

Saturday, November 8,  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, November 9,  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.

Saturday, November 15, 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, November 16,  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, November 22, 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.

Sunday, November 30, High Ridge Hike 2:00pm – 4:00pm  Explore the park from High Ridge Trail at twilight. Join a ranger for an opportunity to experience beautiful vistas and a unique nature perspective. Expect steep terrain resulting in a moderate to strenuous hike. Meet at the ranger offce.

Special Events

Sunday, November 23, Turkey Trot Fun Run
8:00am Take your pick of the Tiny Mile, 5K or 10K Trail Run. Register online at www.active.com or pick up a registration form at the Lopez Lake Ranger Station.

 
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.


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2015 DATE TBA - 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
 
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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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