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17 July 2016
Jan 4 - Oct 13, 2015
camp san luis Obispo sits half way between morro bay and san luis Obispo, on the ocean side of the coast hwy,7 1/2 miles (as the crow flies) east of the pacific ocean. it is a small national guard base with only 12 R.V. spots. there isn't much here except the quiet, the pure relaxation of it all is worth every dollar you spend here. what could be better ? well, heck ! who wouldn't want all this plus a place to store your rig? well, want no more, I got a call from major Johnson telling me that they had just set aside a storage yard for our rigs. even If you never stay at SLO, who wouldn't want to store their rig this close to the ocean. the rates are way more than fair, you get a 15 foot wide spot in a hardpack lot with a 6' chain link fence topped with barbed wire. while its not for me to say what they charge, I can tell you that it is $18.00 a month less than Lemoore was charging me. consider this when you decide it's better to store your rig than tow it every time LA gets the best of you. the folks here are really good to deal with. yes the camp is small and has very little in the way of amenities, but when all you need is a quiet place where the deer wander through your R.V. spot, well this would be it.
April 10, 2015
Well, another week at CSLO, what can I say but as always it was very nice. The problem with giving (well deserved) good ratings to a small park is that sooner or later its going to get hard to get a spot. That appears to be what is happening to CSLO. This place was packed this trip. While not a destination for people with a lot of kids, (not much for them to do on base) it's perfect for getting away from the crowd. Quiet, calm stay. The staff is excellent to deal with, the mess hall is good, other than that, not much on base to do, you can however find a lot to do in the area. With Morro Bay up the road and SLO down the road, entertainment is just what ever you can think up. We even had a world famous celebrity camped in front of us, real nice couple, we avoided asking for their autograph, but it was hard. Just like ordinary folks they came by and enjoyed the campfire, pretty darned good folks. Who was it? Can't tell, you're just gonna have to stop by sometime and see if they are there.
Nov. 7- Nov 11 2014
Awesome place, have come to CSLOP many times. The only problem I have experienced here the past 2 times are that when it is after hours and the Billeting office is closed. Have had other people in site that was already assigned to myself. I would recommend calling the office the day of arrival and make sure what site you are in. Also the office does leave you a envelope with your site and other stuff for your stay. Its located in a locked box located next to the front door of billeting. The combo is located on the front door of billeting. Would recommend that the billeting office before closing go down to the RV Park and place placards at each site indicating who the site is reserved for.
Nov. 03-12, 2014
Camp San Luis Obispo is clean, quiet and in a great location. I am not going to restate what has been covered in previous reviews other than say they are spot on. After reading one earlier review about the difficulty of access through the gate due to security barriers I considered changing my plans to stay at CSLO. I am glad that I didn't change my plans because I did not think the entry was anymore difficult than other bases. I am mot referring to the initial entry into the base with the fifth wheel because at that time you will be directed to use a barrier free opening. It is only when you leave the base and return that you have to drive through the barriers.
Oct 15-23, 2014
CSLO is just getting better all the time. The major in charge of the r.v. park is a really nice man to deal with, unfortunately for us, fortunately for him, he will be retiring in 18 months. Here's hoping his replacement is as easy to deal with as he is. While here we discussed the possibility of CSLO renting storage space for R.V.'s hopefully the decision to do that will be forthcoming. If that interests you let the Majors office know. As always this was a really good stay, the park is clean and well kept, the staff is very good to deal with. Camp San Luis Obispo is located on Hwy 1, half way between Morro bay and San Luis Obispo. it is only 35 miles south of the Hearst castle. Morro bay offers fishing trips galore, whale watching, tours, etc. I went out with Virg's fishing, we went out a couple miles and I caught 10 cod and one 20 pound link cod. Really had a good time, and Virg's gives a 50% discount to military and veterans. I had lunch with the major at the base mess hall while I was there, very good food, very reasonable. Also for you that have no R.V, or just want a trip without it, the base has rooms to rent that are unbelievably nice. I mean "really" nice and about 1/2 the price of a room in either town, Debbie, Sarah, or Linda in billeting can arrange it for you. try it, you will really like it. As always, remember that you need DOD identification to access the base. Also, the r.v. park doesn't have wi fi, but that is the price we pay for such a nice place at what is a very reasonable price.
Sept 5, 2014 through Sept 25, 2014
Located three miles from all that San Luis Obispo has to offer (great restaurants, festivals, wine, hiking, biking, shopping, farmers markets, etc.) Then just 10 miles from Morro Bay. Surf, bike, restaurants on the water, seals, sea lions, sea otters, scenery to die for and the weather..all superb! This place only gets a 4? I checked on a place to stay in San Luis Obispo and a place in Morro Bay..$50 and up a night folks..this is a real bargain. This place is quiet. I mean quiet like a church. There are only 12 sites and a couple of over flow sites. Each has a fire ring and picnic table and green grass between each site..plenty of room for slides and such. The exchange is a convenience store..and not open every day. There is no commissary..but the dining hall welcomes everyone and the food is very good. SLO has all of the stores and such that you could ask for. The staff is first rate..all of them. Friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable about the local area and attractions. I had the opportunity to visit with the billeting officer and he is interested in this park and the guests. If you have an issue...call him and get it resolved. He is very interested in making this park the top of the list! We are leaving tomorrow and I am sorry to be going. This has been one of our best experiences in a military camp. We will be back!!
April 13, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 20 thru 25, 2011
What a cool base. we had space 8, saw deer, one with 2 fawns. Park is nestled in the trees far away from any noise -- quiet to the 10th degree. Do not attempt if it is or has been raining - no gravel, all clay, add water = snot. Very nice security officers, tiny little bx (7-11 store size) whoever said the food was good in the chow hall is dreaming, really bad, worse than when we had to eat it, except now you gotta pay 8 bucks for it. No wi fi, but if you don't have a virgin mobile card by now - your "OLD".
March 6-17, 2011
R.H. left this review using the Directory software: - Women's bath house was just about finished when we left. (We didn't use either facilities while there.) They were pouring concrete around the outside. Building looked really nice from the outside. Everyone on the post is very nice, friendly and outgoing. The new Dining Hall still has great food. We love the area and many, many good restaurants.
Stayed here for proximity to Paso Robles Wine country. Wonderful experience across the board in great location with very friendly people. Exceptionally clean, quiet, and large pull-through sites in a woodsy location. Gravel/Dirt parking with cement patio / picnic table and grassy spot for each site. Full hook-ups since recent renovation. 24-hour access through security guards who remembered us from the minute we showed up. We even had deer walk through the site as we were getting ready to leave. The base was quaint and peaceful. Don't expect the facilities or amenities of an active duty military installation. Although we did not try the dining facility or PX discussed in other posts, we did see them on the base. Only a few minutes from San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay. Overall, it was a great experience and we will absolutely return for our next Paso wine trip. Wait, scratch that, it was horrible and we don't want anyone else to know about this place or take our reservations for our next trip. :)
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