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About Santa Margarita Lake
Campgrounds in Santa Margarita
Take it slow in SLO county, and head to the primitive campground sites at Santa Margarita Lake. The Lake provides boating, fishing, hiking trails,...
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The drought really changes this place. The water level is v low so it's not like the lake is the point of camping here. What's great about this place is the hikes around the lake. They take you up classic central coast ecology—beware poison oak and ticks! Camping here was chill. Lot's of stars!
History of Santa Margarita Lake
Created by the construction of the Salinas Dam in 1941, Santa Margarita Lake was originally designed to furnish water to Camp San Luis Obispo. Today, swimming in the lake is not permitted as it is the drinking water reservoir for the City of San Luis Obispo.