California State Parks reopens campgrounds in SLO County

Saturday, March 20th, 2021

Camping in SLO

–California State Parks recently announced the reopening of campgrounds for existing reservation holders and new reservations within San Luis Obispo County. The reopening of campgrounds includes a limited number of sites within Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area and Pismo State Beach.

Visitors are advised to stay local, wear a face covering, practice physical distancing and avoid gatherings with people outside the immediate household. Also, please plan ahead as some park units and campgrounds remain temporarily closed due to the pandemic, wildfire, and weather-related impacts.

“Public health, the safety of visitors, and the protection of natural resources continue to be a priority across the state park system,” said California State Parks Director Armando Quintero. “While state parks is reopening access across the system, it is doing so with modifications and COVID-19 guidelines. It is up to every single visitor to follow our new health guidelines, employ safe practices and protect natural resources to prevent any future restrictions.”

To find the availability of campsites within San Luis Obispo County, visit the park unit webpage of your planned outdoor recreation or visit

SLO County enters less-restrictive Red guidelines 

San Luis Obispo County has moved to the Red Tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, according to the San Luis Obispo County Health Department.

Many local businesses can prepare to resume modified indoor operations and activities.

Restaurants, movie theaters, museums, zoos, and aquariums may open at 25-percent occupancy. Most retailers may now open with 50-percent occupancy.


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