Lopez Lake Campground, Arroyo Grande, California

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We ended 2018 in Santa Barbra County and started the new year only an hour away in San Luis Obispo County. We made a grocery stop and then a lunch stop at the Old Village Grill in Arroyo Grande. Good burger!! Lopez Lake Campground is laid out as a series of loops on a couple hillsides.

Lopez Lake Campground
Lopez Lake Campground

Some spots had great Verizon or AT&T cell service and OTA TV signals and others were left out completely. We ended up at the bottom near the lake with no TV and no Verizon. AT&T service was marginal and only worked with our booster. Calls only worked with Wi-Fi calling. Thanks Lou!

No Diving
No Diving

The level of the lake was in the 40% range prompting signs like this on the only remotely level place to walk. The water was at least 30-40 feet below.

Deer On the Hill Above Grizzly Drive
Deer On the Hill Above Grizzly Drive

Mostly deer and turkeys on Grizzly Dr from the campground to the marina but there was plenty of evidence of trees being hammered apart by woodpeckers. We took another drive up the coast on Hwy-1 with several stops at pull-offs for quick walks down to the rocky coast to snap a few pictures. It was quite chilly and breezy so the stops were very quick.

View From Estero Bay Looking North
View From Estero Bay Looking North
View From Estero Bay Looking South
View From Estero Bay Looking South
Morro Rock
Morro Rock

Our last stop was at Harmony to hopefully see some artists at Harmony Glassworks but it wasn’t to be. The shop was open but only for sales.

Wine On The Hoof
Wine On The Hoof

To soothe our weary bones, we decided on more wine. Four more tastings concentrating on San Luis Obispo and we were set. Our favorites from our second outing: Sanford, Baileyana, Tangent and Edna Valley.