Campsite Review San Luis Obispo Campground

Campsite Review: San Luis Obispo Campground

Campsite Review: San Luis Obispo Campground is a military-only campground located on Camp San Luis Obispo just west of US Highway 1. The location is between San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay.

All RVs must use the Main Gate — stay to the right, this is the truck lane. The guards will open the gate. After proceeding through the gate turn left on San Joaquin Avenue. Billeting will be on the right. After checking in, turn right on Ventura Avenue and then right again on Kansas Avenue. Turn left on Amador Avenue followed by right on Madera Avenue.

Do not cross the bridge to the north of Kansas Avenue on Amador Avenue in large RVs due to weight limits. Reverse your route to the exit.

There are 12 RV full hookup sites numerous dry sites.

Here is a link to our blog post when we stayed at Cam San Luis Obispo. California Central Coast

San Luis Obispo Campground is a tiny campground with limited use. The price is right and is an exceptional price for dry camping this close to the coastline.


Website: Camp San Luis Obispo

Address: Main Gate, 10 Sonoma Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Link to Google Map for the area: Camp San Luis Obispo

Phone Number: (805) 594-6500 Reservations recommended.

Here is the link to an article on authorized patrons: Who can stay at military campgrounds?

Dates stayed: November 26 – December 1, 2019

Comfort: Temperatures were nice.

Elevation: 420′

Season: Year-Round

Price Paid: $20/ night, pull through, full hookup

Our Site: Unknown, all are similar.

Hook-ups: Electric / Water/ Sewer – 50 amp

Dump station: Yes

Restrooms: Yes

Shower: Yes

Laundry: On base, yes, not used

Potable Water: Yes

Water to fill your RV storage tank: Yes

Cell service: Verizon – Good Signal / AT&T – Good Signal


Campsite Review: San Luis Obispo Campground insider info:

This location is very small and in our experience, lacks direct supervision. Check-in is at the billeting office. Perhaps they make a drive-through at the beginning and end of the day but we didn’t see this happening.

There was also no host when we were there. It is small enough that they really didn’t need a host and at the beginning of December it was nearly empty.

If you desire the full hookup location, then you should reserve a site. However, when you make a reservation, you are not allowed to select a specific site. If arriving after hours without a reservation, you may get bumped out of your occupied site by someone with a reservation. This may be the number one value for the reservation. Same for the next day and so on.

Do not occupy a site until you check-in, if after hours, then take your chances. When we were there, there was no host.

Stay is limited to 30 days with some exceptions. This rule however seems to be most subjective and inconsistently applied.


This is a great location, close to San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, and the stunning Hearst Castle. I would definitely consider staying at this location for a couple of weeks.

Layout and Satellite views

Camp San Luis Obispo Satellite View
Camp San Luis Obispo Satellite View

That is our campsite review of the  San Luis Obispo Campground. Here is our link to our interactive map. Campsite Reviews

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