Lopez Lake

Location and Directions:

6800 Lopez Drive
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

     Lake Lopez is located in San Luis Obispo County, approx. 10 miles northeast of the town of Arroyo Grande. From Hwy. 101 at Arroyo Grande, exit Grand Ave and go East. Turns into Branch St. Veer Right on Huasna Rd., turns into Lopez Dr. Follow to the lake.

General Info:

     Nestled in the rolling oak hills of the Central California coast, Lopez lake consists of 950 surface acres and 22 miles of shoreline at capacity. It is open year-round for fishing, boating, camping, water skiing, sailing, windsurfing, hiking and equestrian trails. There is a lake store for supplies and a water slide park for the kids. For more information contact: (805) 489-2095

Camping Info:

     Full hook-up RV and tent camping is allowed. There are over 350 sites. For reservations and more information visit SLO County Parks web site or call (805) 788-2381.

Other lakes in the area:
Santa Margarita Res.
Lake Nacimento
San Antonio Res.
Boating Info:

    There is a public launch ramp and a full service marina with fishing boats, pontoons, canoes, kayaks and jet-skis for rent. Float-tubing is permitted. Lake Lopez Marina or call (805) 489-1006.

Fishing Info:

    Rainbow trout are stocked during the winter months. There are also largemouth bass, catfish, crappie, red-ear sunfish and bluegill here. Minimum bass size is 12 inches. Be sure to visit the CDFW web site for complete regulations before heading out.

Comments and Tips:

    First time fisherman should head over to the F dock. All species can be caught right here, it's a stone's throw from the store, and there will be plenty of locals there to help you out.

    This is a very good bass lake. Although most are small (under 4 pounds) they are plentiful. The numerous coves, points and underwater structure make excellent habitat for these fish.

    If you know something about this area or have some photos that you'd like to share, please E-mail and I'll post it here!

» Photos

  • FNN member Michael Masicampo with a nice Lopez bass caught dropshotting a nymph off the F dock.

  • FNN member TORTUGA805 with a big Lopez catfish.

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