Lake San Antonio
South Shore Campgrounds

Monterey County

Lake San Antonio

man riding jet ski

Southern Monterey County and San Luis Obispo County Attractions

Southern Monterey County and San Luis Obispo County offer attractions for every age and interest. Campers at Lake San Antonio's South Shore Campgrounds enjoy a number of great conveniences from a marina to hot showers.

  • Enjoy Lake San Antonio for boating, waterskiing, and fishing. Find good camping, hiking, and mountain biking.
  • Head over to nearby Lake Nacimiento with excellent camping, fishing, and boating. Waterskiing is popular on the lake along with jet skiing. Visit the Lake Nacimiento Resort.
  • Take a splash at Ravine Water Park near Paso Robles.
  • Fish from Pismo Beach's 1370-foot pier.
  • Explore the tide pools at Shell Beach.
  • Head out sea kayaking through the Dinosaur Caves.
  • Set out on a wine tasting tour through the San Luis Obispo countryside.
  • Hike up the Valencia Peak Trail.
  • Watch elephant seals at Piedras Blancas.
  • Explore Montana de Oro State Park.
  • Take a tour of the famous Hearst Castle.
  • See all the animals at Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero.
  • Spend a day at Morro Bay, visiting shops, beaches, and other attractions.
  • Go stand-up paddleboarding at Avila Beach or Morro Bay.
  • Visit old Mission San Miguel.
  • Go cycling around Cambria, set out on scenic Highway 1 or pick a quiet country road.

Key Lake San Antonio Campground Regulations

  1. Dogs must be kept on a leash no longer than 7 feet and under adult supervision at all times. Dogs must be confined to a vehicle or tent at night.
  2. Quiet Hours are from 10 PM to 7 AM.
  3. Generators may be operated between 10 AM to 8 PM.
  4. Campfires are permitted in metal containers only with 10 foot clearance around the fire.

Lake San Antonio South Shore Campgrounds

Lake San Antonio is 22 miles north of Paso Robles and only 7 miles from Lake Nacimiento. The campgrounds at the lake are operated by Monterey County Parks. Visitors to the lake enjoy waterskiing, jet skiing, fishing, swimming, mountain biking, hiking, and eagle watching. A nearby marina has boat rentals.

Three standard family campgrounds are located along the Lake San Antonio's South Shore - Harris Creek Campground, Lynch Campground, and Redondo Vista Campground. Most sites are first come, first served, except for the 15 hook-up sites at Redondo Vista which may be reserved ahead of time.

  • Harris Creek Campground has 91 campsites for RVs, trailers, and tents close to the lake, but no hook-ups
  • Lynch Campground offers 105 sites tucked in a canyon close to the marina. Fifty-four of those campsites have water and electric hook-ups. The other sites can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents.
  • Redondo Vista Campground has more than 259 campsites about a mile from the lake. Eight-six of the sites at Redondo Vista have full hook-ups. The others can accommodate RVs, trailers and tents.

There are also many Group Campsites available on the south shore.

Lake San Antonio Campground Basics
Lake San Antonio Campground Location: San Antonio Rd. off Interlake Rd. off Jolon Rd. off Highway 101 near King City
Campground Open: For 2017 beginning April 14 weekends only
Beginning May 19 open every day
Elevation: 780 feet
Number of Sites: 455
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 + 1 towed vehicle ($15 for 2nd vehicle if registered to same address as camper, otherwise full campsite fee)
Pets: On leash, always attended
Park Headquarters: (805) 472-2311

Reservations available For Redondo Vista Campground Loop A only; all the rest are first-come, first-served
Maximum Vehicle Length: 35 feet
Wheelchair accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $32 - $45 per night
For full details see Monterey County Parks 2014-15 Fee Schedule.
Reservations: For Redondo Vista Campground Loop A only (888) 588-2267
Check-in, Check-out: Check-in any time, check-out 2:00 PM

Lake San Antonio Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, BBQ; full hook-ups and partial hook-ups at some sites
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, piped water, campfire center
Showers: Yes
Dump Station: Yes
Attractions near Lake San Antonio Campgrounds: Find a marina with launch ramp and boat rentals. Try fishing from boat or shore. Pick up supplies at the tackle shop and grocery store. Visit the museum and the Visitor Center. Kids have fun at the playground. Enjoy a meal at the restaurant or grab a bite at the snack bar. Play horseshoes or games on the softball field or volleyball court. Pedal along bike trails, on the south shore. Swimming is good in coves and off points in 5 MPH zones (no lifeguards). Drive a short 20 miles to the ocean.

Lake San Antonio South Shore Group Campsites

Four group sites are available on the south shore of Lake San Antonio.

Two of the sites are within the Redondo Vista Campground. E Loop Group Area contains 35 hook-up sites and includes the Oakroom Group Building with rental of 10 or more sites. The area includes outdoor light and horseshoe pits. J Loop Group Area has 13 sites in the middle of the loop.

At Harris Creek the A Loop Group Area, which is actually 2 loops, has 26 sites with electric and water hook-ups. The sites have views of the lake.

Lynch Campground has the H Loop Group Area with 16 regular campsites.

Fees: Monterey County Parks Rates & Reservations
Reservations: available up to one year in advance - (805) 472-2311

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