Lake Lopez Family Carcamp Sept 3-6
Lake Lopez Family Carcamp Sept 3-6
Friday, September 3, 2010
TBD - For details, email leader Gabe Sende - All Ages
6800 Lake Lopez Drive
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Located just ten miles east of Arroyo Grande, California, Lopez Lake Recreation Area is one of the top choices for camping and leisure trips. With 22 miles of shoreline and summer lake temperatures around 70°, there is something for everyone; camping, fishing, boating, skiing, sailing, windsurfing, picnicking, hiking and equestrian trails, mountain biking, canoeing, birdwatching and so much more. Many visitors to the Central Coast make Lopez Lake their staging area for visits to wineries, golf courses, historic sites, and Hearst Castle. The warm climate of the Central Coast makes Lopez Lake the ideal, year-round recreational destination. Once covered by the sea, the surrounding hills of Lopez Lake are rich with relics of ancient days and studded with oak trees. Over 175 species of flowering plants, and more than 150 species of birds have been identified within the park. The naturally beautiful canyons were once hunting and fishing grounds for the Chumash Indians. Later homesteaders and ranchers inhabited the area and harvested grain crops for Mission San Luis Obispo. Lopez Lake was then created in 1969 to provide domestic water for the Five Cities area of the Central Coast.
Individual picnic sites with shade, ample seating, larger barbecues and other amenities are found throughout the park. The Arboleda group day-use area is perfect for family reunions, company picnics, club barbeques or special events, and can be reserved year-round.

There are numerous hiking trails for the adventurous types, and endless areas for those who want a peaceful and relaxing stroll.
Lopez Sunset

Mustang Water Slides, located in the heart of Lopez Lake, offers "wet and wild" fun for the entire family. Two 600-foot curving waterslides, a "Stampede" inner tube ride down a 38-foot drop, tot pool with mini-slides, waterfall trees, and relaxing picnic areas, are just a few of your choices for a fun-filled day in the sun. For more information on the attractions,pricing, and hours of operation, check out their website at

Other Info
September 3 – 6 Fri-Mon San Fernando Valley/International Community Section/LittleHikers
O: Lake Lopez Family Carcamp: Deer and wild turkeys share this breathtakingly beautiful oak woodland campground with us. It is located in the Central Coast Ranges south of San Luis Obispo beside 10,000-acre Lake Lopez. On Saturday and Sunday mornings we will hike along the lakeshore and nearby ridges; after. lunch we may go wine tasting at some of the local vineyards or
enjoy some gourmet ice cream at Bernstein’s in the village
of Casa Grande. There will be a Happy Hour on Saturday night; on Sunday evening we will go out to dinner at a local restaurant. Boat rentals are available within this county park. Both are at your extra cost and risk. Children are welcome. Send 2 SASEs, $30 with SC#/$35 non-member, H&W phones, rideshare info to Ldr: Gabe Sende. Asst: Iris Edinger.

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