Camp San Luis Obispo RV Park Featured

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Location

Installation
Camp San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA
GPS Coordinates
35.323392, -120.737723
Location Information
Camp San Luis Obispo, CA
RV Gate Coordinates
35.32604, -120.73689

Directions

Directions
From US-101 in San Luis Obispo take SR-1 Northwest toward Morro Bay, going approx. 5 miles to Front Gate of Camp San Luis Obispo (on the left hand side of the road). Turn left and enter the front gate of Camp San Luis Obispo using the right lane. They'll open the gate for you. Upon enter the installation, make an immediate left hand turn onto San Joaquin Ave. Look for the Billeting sign on the right (Bldg 738). There's room for big rigs to park in front of Billeting. After checking in, make an immediate right (SW) onto Ventura Ave. Continue straight until you cross a bridge over the creek. Then make an immediate right turn (NW) onto Colusa Ave. Continue on Colusa Ave. until you come to a closed gate. The campground is on your left.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(805) 594-6500
Fax Number
(805) 594-6524
Mailing Address
Billeting Office, Camp San Louis Obispo, 10 Sonoma Avenue Bldg 738, San Luis Obispo, 93405

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV, Guests.
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Accepted 30 days in advance. A credit card is required for a reservation, but you can pay by check or cash at check-in. If reservations are not canceled 24 hours in advance, there is a 1 night charge. There is a 30 day stay limit per calendar year.
Internet Access
No Internet access at the campground. There is a dial-up connection at the Billeting office.
Mail Forwarding
Not accepted at the campground or Billeting.
Pet Information
Allowed with usual leash and clean-up rules. Limit of two per RV.
Campground Information
There are books and VHS available for checkout from the Billeting office. Low price is for official duty, higher price is when not on official duty.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Showers
  • Playground
  • Exchange
  • Fitness Center
  • Museum

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Camper
12
W/20,30,50A/S
$20 - $23
N/A
N/A
Overflow
Unl
None
$5
N/A
N/A
Tent
Unl
None
$5
N/A
N/A

Other Information

Weather Information

Small, very quiet campground located near some scenic parts of California.

Photos

Washers & Dryers
Extra Large Washers
Post Exchange
Seating in Laundry
Barber Shop, Consignment Shop, Laundry
Shower area
Inside womens restroom
Womens Restroom
Gazebo
Pull through sites

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There are some important things to know about this otherwise beautiful place on the CA coast: While there are no "homesteaders" at CSLO, there are people here who, for years, have hosted entire caravans of their non-military friends and family, so the odds are that you, the military member or retiree, are competing for space against groups who have a long-standing relationship with the post. In the span of one week, I witnessed this twice, with both military sponsors using 3 or more spaces for their group. As the reviewer below states, these civilian guests often do not know about the expectations on a military installation. This lack of understanding appeared in the (obvious) civilian guest who ran his extremely loud generator non-stop throughout July 4th weekend. The relief in the park when he left was palpable. And if you read below (August 2013) he was here last year too!! But who was going to tell him? His host didn't bother. Likewise with the folks who left their 3 dogs to bark all day long while they went gallivanting. There is no camp host here. There needs to be. The other thing that is going on in this otherwise beautiful place is that there is apparently no rule that says RV sites must be full before overflow is used. Overflow, which is situated to the left and right of the RV rows, was used, in one case, by a guy who appears to live in his truck, showers in the facilities here and who hangs his laundry on the trees. A CSLO staff member went through, stopped to chat, and apparently approves, but this feels very UN-family friendly to most. Again, without a camp host or camp rules that are consistent with other military Famcamps, not good. The Billeting Manager appears to turn a blind eye in certain cases. The Post Commander has very likely been told by other visitors that the serpentine entry to the Post main gate, which is admittedly important to have in place, is poorly designed. The barriers are placed dangerously close together and at weird angles such that large pickups or longer vehicles are in danger of damage. It's nothing short of harrowing. RVs, however, do not use that entry and are ushered through a nice wide gate to the right of the serpentine entry. Here's my last complaint, and then I'll tell you about what's great about CSLO. The laundry room has 7 washing machines. Four (more than half) of them did not work when I arrived. I also spent 10 minutes picking up the trash blowing around both outside that bldg. and within. The floors were filthy. I had to conclude that there had been a party there the night before, perhaps enjoyed by the young CA Cadet Corps trainees. There's no way to know. But the good news is that Sarah, who works in the Billeting office, met me at the laundry room, returned my quarters, apologized profusely and said that she'd call the company responsible for cleaning the facilities. She was also very nice and well-informed about the post itself. We ended up laughing and talking, and I enjoyed meeting someone who clearly cares about the experience of CSLO campers. Here's what's great about CSLO: The shower and laundry facilities are new bldgs. The RV sites are level and include a nice concrete pad, FHU and a large fire pit. There are animals everywhere: deer, wild turkey, rabbits as big as a dog, squirrels, coyotes, and (what I did not see) a mountain lion are all present. Without a stray insensitive camper, it's blissfully quiet. It's just a few miles north of SLO on Hwy 1, where there's a Costco, Target, and every other store you could name (except Walmart). Camp SLO also hosts young CA Cadet Corps leadership academy trainees, who march to cadence throughout the base in fatigues that are too big for them and colorful baseball caps. They're just plain cute. And I love the sound of cadence. The staff in the Billeting Office were also very kind and friendly, and I'm sure they will do all they can to improve things identified here and below as much as they are able to do so.
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4.0
MPPhillips Reviewed by MPPhillips July 07, 2014
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July 1-21, 2014

There are some important things to know about this otherwise beautiful place on the CA coast: While there are no "homesteaders" at CSLO, there are people here who, for years, have hosted entire caravans of their non-military friends and family, so the odds are that you, the military member or retiree, are competing for space against groups who have a long-standing relationship with the post. In the span of one week, I witnessed this twice, with both military sponsors using 3 or more spaces for their group. As the reviewer below states, these civilian guests often do not know about the expectations on a military installation. This lack of understanding appeared in the (obvious) civilian guest who ran his extremely loud generator non-stop throughout July 4th weekend. The relief in the park when he left was palpable. And if you read below (August 2013) he was here last year too!! But who was going to tell him? His host didn't bother. Likewise with the folks who left their 3 dogs to bark all day long while they went gallivanting. There is no camp host here. There needs to be. The other thing that is going on in this otherwise beautiful place is that there is apparently no rule that says RV sites must be full before overflow is used. Overflow, which is situated to the left and right of the RV rows, was used, in one case, by a guy who appears to live in his truck, showers in the facilities here and who hangs his laundry on the trees. A CSLO staff member went through, stopped to chat, and apparently approves, but this feels very UN-family friendly to most. Again, without a camp host or camp rules that are consistent with other military Famcamps, not good. The Billeting Manager appears to turn a blind eye in certain cases. The Post Commander has very likely been told by other visitors that the serpentine entry to the Post main gate, which is admittedly important to have in place, is poorly designed. The barriers are placed dangerously close together and at weird angles such that large pickups or longer vehicles are in danger of damage. It's nothing short of harrowing. RVs, however, do not use that entry and are ushered through a nice wide gate to the right of the serpentine entry. Here's my last complaint, and then I'll tell you about what's great about CSLO. The laundry room has 7 washing machines. Four (more than half) of them did not work when I arrived. I also spent 10 minutes picking up the trash blowing around both outside that bldg. and within. The floors were filthy. I had to conclude that there had been a party there the night before, perhaps enjoyed by the young CA Cadet Corps trainees. There's no way to know. But the good news is that Sarah, who works in the Billeting office, met me at the laundry room, returned my quarters, apologized profusely and said that she'd call the company responsible for cleaning the facilities. She was also very nice and well-informed about the post itself. We ended up laughing and talking, and I enjoyed meeting someone who clearly cares about the experience of CSLO campers. Here's what's great about CSLO: The shower and laundry facilities are new bldgs. The RV sites are level and include a nice concrete pad, FHU and a large fire pit. There are animals everywhere: deer, wild turkey, rabbits as big as a dog, squirrels, coyotes, and (what I did not see) a mountain lion are all present. Without a stray insensitive camper, it's blissfully quiet. It's just a few miles north of SLO on Hwy 1, where there's a Costco, Target, and every other store you could name (except Walmart). Camp SLO also hosts young CA Cadet Corps leadership academy trainees, who march to cadence throughout the base in fatigues that are too big for them and colorful baseball caps. They're just plain cute. And I love the sound of cadence. The staff in the Billeting Office were also very kind and friendly, and I'm sure they will do all they can to improve things identified here and below as much as they are able to do so.

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camp SLO is one my favorite parks in the military circle. this week was flawed by two campers who used spaces 2 and 3 over the weekend. one was military his buddy in space 2 was a civilian who was sponsored on the base by his buddy in space 3. he obviously has never spent any time in a military campground and either didn't understand or didn't care much about how to conduct themselves in this kind of campground. they would go away all day and leave their blue heeler in the trailer and barked from the time they left till they came back, hours on end. they partied, drank beer and smoked till our trailer was permiated with cigarette smoke, till after midnight. when they finally left we had to go clean up all the piles of dog waste off the campsite that they didn't care enough to clean up. hopefully they won't be allowed to be sponsored on again, we have every intention of warning the billeting office about them. other than that, SLO is a really nice place to be if you are looking for peace and quiet. the staff is very good to deal with and the guards and MP's are a real good bunch. we do wish they would look into storing trailers, they have more than enough room.
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cmawest Reviewed by cmawest April 13, 2014
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April 13, 2014

camp SLO is one my favorite parks in the military circle. this week was flawed by two campers who used spaces 2 and 3 over the weekend. one was military his buddy in space 2 was a civilian who was sponsored on the base by his buddy in space 3. he obviously has never spent any time in a military campground and either didn't understand or didn't care much about how to conduct themselves in this kind of campground. they would go away all day and leave their blue heeler in the trailer and barked from the time they left till they came back, hours on end. they partied, drank beer and smoked till our trailer was permiated with cigarette smoke, till after midnight. when they finally left we had to go clean up all the piles of dog waste off the campsite that they didn't care enough to clean up. hopefully they won't be allowed to be sponsored on again, we have every intention of warning the billeting office about them. other than that, SLO is a really nice place to be if you are looking for peace and quiet. the staff is very good to deal with and the guards and MP's are a real good bunch. we do wish they would look into storing trailers, they have more than enough room.

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We have been winter RV'ing for 6 years, putting over 70,000 miles on our little trailer while staying in many military campgrounds around the US and this is my first review.....and I almost didn't write it! Why, well like your favorite fishing hole you do not want this gem of a facility to leak out and become overrun by others, after all there are only 12 sites available. However our stay was so fantastic I decided to spill the (Navy) beans anyway. The park is nestled in the San Luis Mountains and centrally located between Morro Bay and San Louis Obispo. It is incredibly clean, well maintained and relatively inexpensive by California standards. True, there are no hosts, but a Major who represented the base commander stopped by to make sure we were satisfied.....first time that's happened, ever, anywhere! Another interesting note, unlike many military camping facilities, 100% of the site fees are allocated to taking care of and upgrading the campground. The location is prime for exploring the Central California coastline or for just relaxing in quiet solitude. Check it out, but please save a spot for me when I roll through next year.
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Bill and Kit Tucker Reviewed by Bill and Kit Tucker February 18, 2014
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Feb 8-15, 2014

We have been winter RV'ing for 6 years, putting over 70,000 miles on our little trailer while staying in many military campgrounds around the US and this is my first review.....and I almost didn't write it! Why, well like your favorite fishing hole you do not want this gem of a facility to leak out and become overrun by others, after all there are only 12 sites available. However our stay was so fantastic I decided to spill the (Navy) beans anyway. The park is nestled in the San Luis Mountains and centrally located between Morro Bay and San Louis Obispo. It is incredibly clean, well maintained and relatively inexpensive by California standards. True, there are no hosts, but a Major who represented the base commander stopped by to make sure we were satisfied.....first time that's happened, ever, anywhere! Another interesting note, unlike many military camping facilities, 100% of the site fees are allocated to taking care of and upgrading the campground. The location is prime for exploring the Central California coastline or for just relaxing in quiet solitude. Check it out, but please save a spot for me when I roll through next year.

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We arrived just three days ago and so far have been more than satisfied. The staff was very friendly and helpful when making our reservations. We spent the first two days driving the coast and seeing the sea elephants, seals, otters and multiple birds. Even in our campsite we have been visited by squirrels, deer and hawks. The sites are large (wide) we have a 35 ft. A class with three sides and there is more than enough room to park our tow car next to it. There is a nice patio with a table that we use for grilling and a great fire ring. Other than the chirping of the birds it is very quiet and the town of San Luis Obispo is a very friendly, eclectic kind of place with shops, restaurants, bars and within 6 minutes of the base. This is also a great location to visit coastal towns up and down the California coast. We are going to be here for two weeks and so far this has been a great experience. The base is a reserve base and no there is not a commissary and the PX is basically something for the barracks personnel to use but the campsite for this location is well worth the money. As I am writing this I have two deer staring at me about 70 feet in front of my RV. We live in Florida and if we decide to visit this part of the country again we would definitely stay here again.
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Sexysusan Reviewed by Sexysusan January 19, 2014
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January 16, 2014

We arrived just three days ago and so far have been more than satisfied. The staff was very friendly and helpful when making our reservations. We spent the first two days driving the coast and seeing the sea elephants, seals, otters and multiple birds. Even in our campsite we have been visited by squirrels, deer and hawks. The sites are large (wide) we have a 35 ft. A class with three sides and there is more than enough room to park our tow car next to it. There is a nice patio with a table that we use for grilling and a great fire ring. Other than the chirping of the birds it is very quiet and the town of San Luis Obispo is a very friendly, eclectic kind of place with shops, restaurants, bars and within 6 minutes of the base. This is also a great location to visit coastal towns up and down the California coast. We are going to be here for two weeks and so far this has been a great experience. The base is a reserve base and no there is not a commissary and the PX is basically something for the barracks personnel to use but the campsite for this location is well worth the money. As I am writing this I have two deer staring at me about 70 feet in front of my RV. We live in Florida and if we decide to visit this part of the country again we would definitely stay here again.

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well, once again we need to correct something said by a past reviewer. CSLO is one of the nicest facilities in california, no it doesn't have a great big commisary or exchange, no it don't have swimming pools and car washes, gymnasiums, movie theaters, partriges or pear trees, it don't even have concrete to park on, BUT ! if you are looking for quiet, peaceful camping, and aren't afraid of wildlife, this is your place. CAMPFIRES AND PROPANE GRILLS !! o.k. guys heres the deal, all the r.v. full hookup sites have fire rings and you are welcome to burn 20 cords of wood up during your stay (don't forget to clean up your mess though) all the full hookup sites have picnic benches and you are welcome to put your litle gas grill up there and cook as many steaks as you want. what the last reviewer neglected to mention is that he was camping in the overflow area. that area is dry grass and would catch fire very easy (california has enough of that without our help)and no, you cannot burn anything including gas grills in the overflow area. i am forever amazed at the way folks review campgrounds, one little thing they don't like and they write a review that makes the park look as bad as possible. i am not an employee of SLO, i live in colo. am retired navy, i do stay at SLO every year (several times) so if not being able to start a grass fire, or not being able to use your V.A. i.d. card to gain entrance bothers you, there are a lot of real nice r.v. parks in the area that would love to have you.
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cmawest Reviewed by cmawest September 03, 2013
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Sept. 3, 2013

well, once again we need to correct something said by a past reviewer. CSLO is one of the nicest facilities in california, no it doesn't have a great big commisary or exchange, no it don't have swimming pools and car washes, gymnasiums, movie theaters, partriges or pear trees, it don't even have concrete to park on, BUT ! if you are looking for quiet, peaceful camping, and aren't afraid of wildlife, this is your place. CAMPFIRES AND PROPANE GRILLS !! o.k. guys heres the deal, all the r.v. full hookup sites have fire rings and you are welcome to burn 20 cords of wood up during your stay (don't forget to clean up your mess though) all the full hookup sites have picnic benches and you are welcome to put your litle gas grill up there and cook as many steaks as you want. what the last reviewer neglected to mention is that he was camping in the overflow area. that area is dry grass and would catch fire very easy (california has enough of that without our help)and no, you cannot burn anything including gas grills in the overflow area. i am forever amazed at the way folks review campgrounds, one little thing they don't like and they write a review that makes the park look as bad as possible. i am not an employee of SLO, i live in colo. am retired navy, i do stay at SLO every year (several times) so if not being able to start a grass fire, or not being able to use your V.A. i.d. card to gain entrance bothers you, there are a lot of real nice r.v. parks in the area that would love to have you.

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Very nice facility! Had a nice stay with the exception of an RV owner camping in overflow next to us ran his generator all night. I guess the patrol overlooks such activity. The Showers are very nice with as hot a running water as you would like and kept extremely clean! Our stay was a trial stay for an up-coming weekend of Aug. 16th, 17 and 18th. Had three other couples going to make reservations also. Will have to cancel due being told that a portable propane camp grill was against the rules. No fire allowed. Quite confusing really because the RV hook-up sites even have fire rings!! Didn't see it in the rules and wasn't told about this rule for our first stay and wasn't told anything about using ours during our stay. Can hardly imagine "camping" at all without grilling hot dogs and hamburgers!! Really too bad because the wife and I are frequent stays in the San Luis and Morro Bay area. Oh well, will find another place.
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MLJ Reviewed by MLJ August 12, 2013
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Aug. 3rd, 4th 2013

Very nice facility! Had a nice stay with the exception of an RV owner camping in overflow next to us ran his generator all night. I guess the patrol overlooks such activity. The Showers are very nice with as hot a running water as you would like and kept extremely clean! Our stay was a trial stay for an up-coming weekend of Aug. 16th, 17 and 18th. Had three other couples going to make reservations also. Will have to cancel due being told that a portable propane camp grill was against the rules. No fire allowed. Quite confusing really because the RV hook-up sites even have fire rings!! Didn't see it in the rules and wasn't told about this rule for our first stay and wasn't told anything about using ours during our stay. Can hardly imagine "camping" at all without grilling hot dogs and hamburgers!! Really too bad because the wife and I are frequent stays in the San Luis and Morro Bay area. Oh well, will find another place.

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L.R. left this review using the Directory software: - Great campground with spacious gravel sites and new restrooms/showers. Picnic tables at each site but some are in need of repair. Deer, turkeys and hawks abound in the campground. Laundry is about 2 short blocks away and is well equipped including a commercial washer and dryer for those wanting to launder sleeping bags or blankets. Very friendly staff.
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4.2
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4.0
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy August 11, 2013
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June and July 2013

L.R. left this review using the Directory software: - Great campground with spacious gravel sites and new restrooms/showers. Picnic tables at each site but some are in need of repair. Deer, turkeys and hawks abound in the campground. Laundry is about 2 short blocks away and is well equipped including a commercial washer and dryer for those wanting to launder sleeping bags or blankets. Very friendly staff.

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Just to put this situation to bed for good, today I found myself in California and decided to drive over to SLO and talk to the billeting folks in person. Apparently there are folks who believe their red white and blue V.A. i.d. cards will get them onto bases and give them access to base facilities. This is not the case, not on any military base. You must have a DOD i.d. card, you know which one that is, its the one you carried all the time you were on active duty. Anyone with proper DOD identification has access to the bases and can use the r.v. park.
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cmawest Reviewed by cmawest May 13, 2013
Last updated: May 13, 2013
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May 13, 2013

Just to put this situation to bed for good, today I found myself in California and decided to drive over to SLO and talk to the billeting folks in person. Apparently there are folks who believe their red white and blue V.A. i.d. cards will get them onto bases and give them access to base facilities. This is not the case, not on any military base. You must have a DOD i.d. card, you know which one that is, its the one you carried all the time you were on active duty. Anyone with proper DOD identification has access to the bases and can use the r.v. park.

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o.k. this is in answer to the last post regarding 100% disabled vets. i talked to the folks in the billeting office who agreed that the new base commander said no 100% DAV. i asked why " of all people to kick off the base, someone who was injured in battle ? it made no sense. she told me that SLO had adopted the rules in place at camp roberts. so i called the folks at camp roberts. i was told that only those with DOD identification could use the base amenities including the r.v. park. O.K. then everything is as it was, DOD I.D. has always been a requirement? apparently this got started for whatever reason. i have no idea what caused the last poster to say what he did, but the rule still appears to be the same, anyone with DOD identification can access the base. maybe the last poster is one of the few 100%DAV people that never bothered getting a DOD card, i don't know. as always call SLO in advance, they give preference to cal. nat. guard - as it should be.
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4.3
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4.0
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5.0
cmawest Reviewed by cmawest April 15, 2013
Last updated: April 16, 2013
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April 2013

o.k. this is in answer to the last post regarding 100% disabled vets. i talked to the folks in the billeting office who agreed that the new base commander said no 100% DAV. i asked why " of all people to kick off the base, someone who was injured in battle ? it made no sense. she told me that SLO had adopted the rules in place at camp roberts. so i called the folks at camp roberts. i was told that only those with DOD identification could use the base amenities including the r.v. park. O.K. then everything is as it was, DOD I.D. has always been a requirement? apparently this got started for whatever reason. i have no idea what caused the last poster to say what he did, but the rule still appears to be the same, anyone with DOD identification can access the base. maybe the last poster is one of the few 100%DAV people that never bothered getting a DOD card, i don't know. as always call SLO in advance, they give preference to cal. nat. guard - as it should be.

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There is a new policy in place - no 100% Disabled Veterans allowed at the RV camp. As a 100% Disabled Combat Veteran I feel this new policy is discriminatory and quite possibly illegal. I'm trying to organize something to encourage the base commander to reinstate the older policy. ---- (Editors Note: 100% DAV is authorized to use this facility. However, a DD Form 2765 Identification card is required. The VA issued ID card IS NOT the correct identification. See the FAQ on this website for information on obtaining a DD Form 2765.)
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mtrogue Reviewed by mtrogue March 04, 2013
Last updated: April 15, 2013
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March 3-5, 2013

There is a new policy in place - no 100% Disabled Veterans allowed at the RV camp. As a 100% Disabled Combat Veteran I feel this new policy is discriminatory and quite possibly illegal. I'm trying to organize something to encourage the base commander to reinstate the older policy. ---- (Editors Note: 100% DAV is authorized to use this facility. However, a DD Form 2765 Identification card is required. The VA issued ID card IS NOT the correct identification. See the FAQ on this website for information on obtaining a DD Form 2765.)

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Great location and few campers during our stay. Bathrooms appeared less than a year old--nice. While there, gravel was being place in all sites--they appeared to be previously muddy when wet.
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4.2
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philjung Reviewed by philjung January 17, 2013
Last updated: January 17, 2013
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Dec 12-14,2012

Great location and few campers during our stay. Bathrooms appeared less than a year old--nice. While there, gravel was being place in all sites--they appeared to be previously muddy when wet.

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R.P. left this review using the Directory software: - Called the day before my arrival and was very surprised that the phone was answered. Lady on other end was very pleasant. When asked if space was available I was told yes. Full hookup was available for $23. Upon arrival gate guard was very professional and opened the delivery gate for us once my wife and my ID were checked. You check into billeting, pay, and then they assign you a space. When I went to the site. it was clean, and there was just one other 5th wheel there on full hookup. Two others were on the dry camping spots. Bathrooms are very clean (women and mens), two showers in each (one to accommodate physically challenged). Hookups at site all worked fine. A little noise from the street (about 100 yds away). If you don't have sat tv, you can get a few channels using your RV antenna. PX is open Weds, Thurs, Fri. Has essentials. What makes this location ok is that it is in the center, between Pismo Beach (12 miles), and Morro Bay (10 miles). There is no ocean or pools at this location so if you want the beach, you must drive to a beach front location. It is a good landing point for the two beach cities.
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3.7
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3.0
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3.0
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4.0
Proxy Reviewed by Proxy October 21, 2012
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Oct 16, 2012

R.P. left this review using the Directory software: - Called the day before my arrival and was very surprised that the phone was answered. Lady on other end was very pleasant. When asked if space was available I was told yes. Full hookup was available for $23. Upon arrival gate guard was very professional and opened the delivery gate for us once my wife and my ID were checked. You check into billeting, pay, and then they assign you a space. When I went to the site. it was clean, and there was just one other 5th wheel there on full hookup. Two others were on the dry camping spots. Bathrooms are very clean (women and mens), two showers in each (one to accommodate physically challenged). Hookups at site all worked fine. A little noise from the street (about 100 yds away). If you don't have sat tv, you can get a few channels using your RV antenna. PX is open Weds, Thurs, Fri. Has essentials. What makes this location ok is that it is in the center, between Pismo Beach (12 miles), and Morro Bay (10 miles). There is no ocean or pools at this location so if you want the beach, you must drive to a beach front location. It is a good landing point for the two beach cities.

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this is a really nice place, it has its problems like so many other military parks do. we have sat and watched squatters come and go all week. folks, don't do this ! its hard enough for the bases to maintain nice clean parks for us without losing the money they do when you sneak in, then scamper out early in the morning before getting caught. we watched it happen at lemoore last week. we have began taking licence plate numbers and turning them into the camp office as we leave. the cure of course is to have a camp host. it is beyond me why they don't. most retired guys like me would welcome the free camp spot just to take care of the park. i feel sorry for california. they made seriously bad choices over the past years and have gone "broke" everywhere we went, everywhere we shopped, the prices were twice what we pay back in colorado, we have decided to take the west coast off our vacation list. all that said, CSLO is a very nice place to stay. the new shower houses are first class, a load of gravel would top things off nicely, but its quiet and wildlife abounds. stay away from the base exchange, its the size of a small 7-11, and the prices are, to be fair, outrageous. we needed to leave a few days early. went to the billiting office and told them we were leaving early. they refunded three days withoout us even asaking. great customer service.
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3.2
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5.0
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4.0
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1.0
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3.0
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3.0
rodeo1 Reviewed by rodeo1 September 15, 2012
Last updated: September 16, 2012
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Sept 15, 2012

this is a really nice place, it has its problems like so many other military parks do. we have sat and watched squatters come and go all week. folks, don't do this ! its hard enough for the bases to maintain nice clean parks for us without losing the money they do when you sneak in, then scamper out early in the morning before getting caught. we watched it happen at lemoore last week. we have began taking licence plate numbers and turning them into the camp office as we leave. the cure of course is to have a camp host. it is beyond me why they don't. most retired guys like me would welcome the free camp spot just to take care of the park. i feel sorry for california. they made seriously bad choices over the past years and have gone "broke" everywhere we went, everywhere we shopped, the prices were twice what we pay back in colorado, we have decided to take the west coast off our vacation list. all that said, CSLO is a very nice place to stay. the new shower houses are first class, a load of gravel would top things off nicely, but its quiet and wildlife abounds. stay away from the base exchange, its the size of a small 7-11, and the prices are, to be fair, outrageous. we needed to leave a few days early. went to the billiting office and told them we were leaving early. they refunded three days withoout us even asaking. great customer service.

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If hospitality were a separate category it would be a 5+. The billeting office personnel, security forces and all folks I talked to were awesome! When we came here almost ten years ago for the first time we thought this was a diamond in the rough. During the time up to now many improvements have been made very slowly and much in thanks to the officer who is in charge of facilities. I have talked with him often during stays as he is anxious to hear comments about the park. Of course the biggest complaint is the lack of road base and the mud bog the place turns into during a rain storm. We and many folks I know will not come here during the rainy season. We MAY have road base down within 90 days.....have heard that before! The problem is the installation does not receive MWR funds and depends on the State of California for budget money, good luck, as everyone knows California is broke! I have heard suggestions from other RVers to get the Seabees in to do the road work or the ANG Prime Beef units. Perhaps that could be looked into. During our stay we experienced the Labor Day weekend. It seems that some guy reserved two RV sites and packed them with tents and about 30 people, half of them kids who had no clue as to RV etiquette and walked, ran and rode bikes through everybody sites. They washed vehicles on the lawns and broke about 4 other rules. When you check in, you are not asked what type or size of RV you have so the billeting office had no idea that this guy did not have a rig. By reg they should have been in the overflow sections. There is a gentleman who drives through the park Tue through Sat and does minor maintenance. He is really a nice guy but he needs to have more authority to correct folks that are obviously breaking the regs, and maybe Security should be versed on the regs since they cruise the park often. On top of asking what type of RV you have when making reservations in the (RV) park, a copy of the regs should be presented, read by the camper and signed in understanding. We will keep visiting the park because of it's location, it's great employees and it is fun watching the park improve. As I told the Facilities Officer, build it and they will come!
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4.2
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5.0
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4.0
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3.0
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5.0
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4.0
clovis2 Reviewed by clovis2 September 03, 2012
Last updated: September 03, 2012
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08 Aug to 07 Sep 2012

If hospitality were a separate category it would be a 5+. The billeting office personnel, security forces and all folks I talked to were awesome! When we came here almost ten years ago for the first time we thought this was a diamond in the rough. During the time up to now many improvements have been made very slowly and much in thanks to the officer who is in charge of facilities. I have talked with him often during stays as he is anxious to hear comments about the park. Of course the biggest complaint is the lack of road base and the mud bog the place turns into during a rain storm. We and many folks I know will not come here during the rainy season. We MAY have road base down within 90 days.....have heard that before! The problem is the installation does not receive MWR funds and depends on the State of California for budget money, good luck, as everyone knows California is broke! I have heard suggestions from other RVers to get the Seabees in to do the road work or the ANG Prime Beef units. Perhaps that could be looked into. During our stay we experienced the Labor Day weekend. It seems that some guy reserved two RV sites and packed them with tents and about 30 people, half of them kids who had no clue as to RV etiquette and walked, ran and rode bikes through everybody sites. They washed vehicles on the lawns and broke about 4 other rules. When you check in, you are not asked what type or size of RV you have so the billeting office had no idea that this guy did not have a rig. By reg they should have been in the overflow sections. There is a gentleman who drives through the park Tue through Sat and does minor maintenance. He is really a nice guy but he needs to have more authority to correct folks that are obviously breaking the regs, and maybe Security should be versed on the regs since they cruise the park often. On top of asking what type of RV you have when making reservations in the (RV) park, a copy of the regs should be presented, read by the camper and signed in understanding. We will keep visiting the park because of it's location, it's great employees and it is fun watching the park improve. As I told the Facilities Officer, build it and they will come!

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We're here one more night because of the great coastal access to Morro Bay and a couple small towns just north of there. Nice bathrooms, although they need to be cleaned more often. The park has been full during our stay, make reservations. If you call the office and have to leave a message for a reservation call back because its likely they won't return your call. The PX is small and only open Weds,Thurs,and Fri. The park is nice, the mess hall is a great value, the gate guards very friendly. The separate RV/truck gate made getting on the base easy.
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3.6
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5.0
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3.0
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2.0
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3.0
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4.0
ownever Reviewed by ownever August 25, 2012
Last updated: August 26, 2012
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Aug 23-26 2012

We're here one more night because of the great coastal access to Morro Bay and a couple small towns just north of there. Nice bathrooms, although they need to be cleaned more often. The park has been full during our stay, make reservations. If you call the office and have to leave a message for a reservation call back because its likely they won't return your call. The PX is small and only open Weds,Thurs,and Fri. The park is nice, the mess hall is a great value, the gate guards very friendly. The separate RV/truck gate made getting on the base easy.

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A gate guard (who was too busy playing with his cellular phone outside the gate area to help me) signaled us to go through the barriers and did not open the separate gate for RV's. After I drove my 37 foot long rig (tow vehicle and camper combination) successfully through, coming only within a half inch of a barrier, the other gate guard said "That was impressive!" I won't be doing that again any time soon, but I am proud to know that I haven't lost it yet. Flying on and off aircraft carriers might have been helpful. The new wash house is very nice but was trashed by some of the 20 or so Cabrillo College Graduate Students who were tent camping (19 tents) most of the time I was there. Although they were not noisy nor disruptive, they need to get some "class." I witnessed a couple fellows drying themselves with paper towels in the wash house because they did not have any bath towels. They also were not too careful in putting the used paper towels in the trash. They fouled the floor with their dirty boots worn on an archeological dig. Shower shoes must be an unknown for them. Otherwise, our stay was nice. The sites are very dusty. Saw some deer and a coyote.
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3.2
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4.0
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0
wilhoef Reviewed by wilhoef July 23, 2012
Last updated: July 23, 2012
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July 14, 15, 16, & 17 2012

A gate guard (who was too busy playing with his cellular phone outside the gate area to help me) signaled us to go through the barriers and did not open the separate gate for RV's. After I drove my 37 foot long rig (tow vehicle and camper combination) successfully through, coming only within a half inch of a barrier, the other gate guard said "That was impressive!" I won't be doing that again any time soon, but I am proud to know that I haven't lost it yet. Flying on and off aircraft carriers might have been helpful. The new wash house is very nice but was trashed by some of the 20 or so Cabrillo College Graduate Students who were tent camping (19 tents) most of the time I was there. Although they were not noisy nor disruptive, they need to get some "class." I witnessed a couple fellows drying themselves with paper towels in the wash house because they did not have any bath towels. They also were not too careful in putting the used paper towels in the trash. They fouled the floor with their dirty boots worn on an archeological dig. Shower shoes must be an unknown for them. Otherwise, our stay was nice. The sites are very dusty. Saw some deer and a coyote.

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o.k. guys, here it comes. i suppose it won't be long till reservations can't be had here, but hey, kudos where they are earned, huh ? the mens shower house is done, and damn ! it is really nice. one of the nicest i have ever seen, clean, clean, clean !!! two huge walk in showers with shower massage, two toilets, sinks, everything a nice bathhouse should be, and clean as a hospital operating room. it's definitly about time, huh ? now they say a load of gravel is next, so they do in fact read these reviews. but i'm sure this little place will now have a waiting line to get in. there is absolutely nothing to do here, but that is part of the charm with us. great job california !!
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4.3
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5.0
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5.0
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2.0
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3.0
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5.0
rodeo2 Reviewed by rodeo2 May 10, 2012
Last updated: May 10, 2012
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May 9th, 2012

o.k. guys, here it comes. i suppose it won't be long till reservations can't be had here, but hey, kudos where they are earned, huh ? the mens shower house is done, and damn ! it is really nice. one of the nicest i have ever seen, clean, clean, clean !!! two huge walk in showers with shower massage, two toilets, sinks, everything a nice bathhouse should be, and clean as a hospital operating room. it's definitly about time, huh ? now they say a load of gravel is next, so they do in fact read these reviews. but i'm sure this little place will now have a waiting line to get in. there is absolutely nothing to do here, but that is part of the charm with us. great job california !!

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We love this place! Talked to contractor yesterday and he said men's facility should be finished in next week or two. Gravel should be done on roads and sites this summer. Hope it doesn't lead to another rate hike. But it may because it will really become a popular place to stay then when the mud is gone.
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4.9
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5.0
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
rayherring Reviewed by rayherring March 24, 2012
Last updated: March 24, 2012
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Mar 19 - 29, 2012

We love this place! Talked to contractor yesterday and he said men's facility should be finished in next week or two. Gravel should be done on roads and sites this summer. Hope it doesn't lead to another rate hike. But it may because it will really become a popular place to stay then when the mud is gone.

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This is a great park with lots of things to do and see in the area. The staff and gate guards are helpful and very friendly. Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo are only 5 miles from the base with many amenities and attractions. The men's bathroom is almost done and the woman's restroom is very clean and modern. It rained while we were there and it was not a problem, might have been if it had rained more. Nice park and we will use it again.
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4.6
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5.0
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4.0
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3.0
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5.0
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5.0
cyberlulu Reviewed by cyberlulu March 04, 2012
Last updated: March 05, 2012
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March 1st, 2012

This is a great park with lots of things to do and see in the area. The staff and gate guards are helpful and very friendly. Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo are only 5 miles from the base with many amenities and attractions. The men's bathroom is almost done and the woman's restroom is very clean and modern. It rained while we were there and it was not a problem, might have been if it had rained more. Nice park and we will use it again.

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The women’s restroom is finished; the men’s should be finished soon, probably by the end of February. Laundry facilities are across from the exchange, $1.75 to wash and $.50 to dry. The exchange is small and only open 3 days a week. Our Verizon worked well as did our Dish TV. We heard that gravel is on the agenda, but don’t know when. If you have a large vehicle and want to visit the downtown area you should be able to park on the side streets or if on the weekend you can use the bank parking lots.
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3.9
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5.0
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4.0
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3.0
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3.0
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4.0
TheFenders Reviewed by TheFenders February 07, 2012
Last updated: February 08, 2012
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Feb.2-9, 2012

The women’s restroom is finished; the men’s should be finished soon, probably by the end of February. Laundry facilities are across from the exchange, $1.75 to wash and $.50 to dry. The exchange is small and only open 3 days a week. Our Verizon worked well as did our Dish TV. We heard that gravel is on the agenda, but don’t know when. If you have a large vehicle and want to visit the downtown area you should be able to park on the side streets or if on the weekend you can use the bank parking lots.

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