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Beautiful area

This was my first time camping at Lake San Antonio. It's a beautiful area full of interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017

We have been camping at Lake San Antonio for 25 yrs. Best tent camping, lakefront, launch the boat... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Lisa G
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Lake offering 5,500 acres and 60 miles of shoreline for excellent bass fishing. Lake San Antonio Resort is a full service, family oriented resort conveniently located midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. It is located 20-minutes North West of Lake Nacimiento. The nearest towns are Paso Robles and King City. Lake San Antonio is located among shady oak trees, and provides some of the best camping in the State’s central are. The lodges are fully furnished and spacious. For campers, Lake San Antonio has tent and full hookup RV sites, all located in beautiful settings abundant with amazing wildlife. Lake San Antonio is famous for its great fishing, and it is home to striped bass, largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, catfish and bluegill. Lake San Antonio is a man-made lake, formed by an earthfill dam on the Lake San Antonio River. The dam is 202 feet tall and was completed in 1965 under Monterey County District Engineer Loran Bunte Jr. The lake and dam are controlled by the Monterey County Water Resources Agency. The lake’s primary purpose is flood control and irrigation, but recreation is a wonderful by-product.
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“wild turkeys” (4 reviews)
“jack rabbits” (2 reviews)
“bald eagles” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
CA 93426

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

This was my first time camping at Lake San Antonio. It's a beautiful area full of interesting vegetation and roaming animals. We saw dear, jack rabbits, bunnies, wild turkeys, birds of any color and size, and saw 2 dead wild hogs. t's very different from...More

Thank L0ve2travle
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We have been camping at Lake San Antonio for 25 yrs. Best tent camping, lakefront, launch the boat and anchor it right in front of your tent till your ready to leave!!! Best wakeboarding ​and skiing ever.

1  Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Summer should be amazing! This is a great lake for boating, swimming and water skiing. The campgrounds are nice too and the place has alot of deer, bald eagles and other wildlife as well I hope it opens soon to be fully operational as it...More

Thank jiffygirl1
Reviewed 13 May 2016

This Lake used to be amazing, but the last time we went to visit, it was closed due to California's drought. When it is open, it's fun.

Thank Shelbel1e
Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

This our favorite place for camping and boating. The lake has been low but it hasn't stopped the kids and their friends from having a great time camping and boating. The camp sites offer full hooks up to dry camping. We arrive on Sunday and...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

There is no lake right now. It is like a dry bed with a creek running through it. We used to go to Lake San Antonio several times during the summer to swim, camp, and fish. You can't really do any of it now.

Thank VanessaL974
Reviewed 4 January 2014

We live nearby Lake San Antonio and were shocked that there was no water in the lake!! The entire park and lake were deserted like a ghost town. We've never seen it like this and hope California gets a generous amount of rainfall this year....More

8  Thank K. B
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Great campsite with lakeviews. Fun for the whole family, the store even had movie nights out on the lawn.

Thank aanita66
Reviewed 24 February 2013

My husband is not a camper. Having grown up camping I miss the experience. Extended family and friends were going camping in RVs for the President's day weekend and I decided to rent one of the modular homes on the South shore of the lake...More

1  Thank desal
Reviewed 23 December 2012

Lake San Antone, what I call it, is nothing less than awsome. It's a place where you go with your family and enjoy the outdoors. No news, no tv, no movies. Somewhere you go and do nothing or everything, away from it all. Amenities are...More

1  Thank calicampergoodfellas
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Esmeralda R
20 June 2017|
Response from jiffygirl1 | Reviewed this property |
I recommend the South shore as this is a prettier side of the lake with more trees. San Antonio is much quieter than Nacimiento so I'd recommend it for a group.