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San Luis Obispo County campgrounds open for 100% capacity

Posted at 6:28 PM, Jun 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-25 00:09:56-04

San Luis Obispo County campgrounds are operating at 100% occupancy but they're not accessible to everyone.

The campgrounds at Lopez Lake, Santa Margarita Lake, Coastal Dunes RV Park, and Oceano Memorial Park are open to San Luis Obispo County residents only.

This decision was made to help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19.

In order to get into the campground, you must have a valid ID that shows you live in the county.

Other guidelines include having only one campsite per household, and reservations will also not be taken.

According to SLO County Parks and Rec Director Nick Franco, the campgrounds on the lakes have been filling up every weekend.

“Having the lakes open certainly gives the local folks a place to visit and a place to go camping at least to get outside a little bit. And those ones are the ones that we've been seeing the major impact where people are certainly coming every weekend and filling up,” said Franco.

A date for when camping will be opened up to non-residents hasn’t been decided.