Lopez Lake Recreation Area
Beautiful lake, about 20-30 minutes away. Nice warm inland weather. Designated swimming. Fishing, boating, picnic, camping, RV.s Restaurant/snack bar on site with arcade and bar overlooking lake. Lots of good hiking , take the trails! During the summer they have huge waterslides. Zip lining.
Located just ten miles east of Arroyo Grande, 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, zip lining
Hiking trails, fishing, boating and a ropes course. There is also a Zip Line.
Point of Interest
“Three hundred years ago, California’s Central Valley was vast grassland where antelope and elk grazed and wildflowers swept the spring landscape. Today, amid urban and agriculture development, a remnant remains in the Carrizo Plain National Monument. Carrizo Plain National Monument is one of the best kept secrets in California. Only a few hours from Los Angeles, the Carrizo Plain offers visitors a rare chance to be alone with nature. Some visitors say you can "hear the silence." The plain is home to diverse communities of wildlife and plant species including several listed as threatened or endangered and is an area culturally important to Native Americans. This remote monument, traversed by the San Andreas Fault which has carved valleys, created and moved mountains, and yet up close, is seen in subtle alignment of ridges, ravines and normally dry ponds. Prominent features on the monument include the white alkali flats of Soda Lake, Painted Rock, vast open grasslands, and a broad plain rimmed by mountains. When conditions are right, numerous wildflowers can carpet the valley floor; although short lived it can be breathtaking.”
Grocery or Supermarket
“Cheaper groceries, but not as much a selection maybe as other stores. If it a usual "staple" (ex: milk, coffee, veggies, fruit, some tolietries, etc) but not too many selections,, cheaper though. Close by”
“A safe bet for lunch and dinner. Enjoy the wide selection of beers while a village rooster or two struts around outside.”
“Great breakfast spot with blueberry pancakes and more. There can be a 1/2 hour wait. ”
Point of Interest
“Close by in Nipomo. Featuring 27 holes comprised of three distinct nine-hole layouts, Blacklake offers numerous course combinations for golfers of all skill levels”