Re: Recommended campsites along the Cali coastal highway?
There are some RV spots at Port San Luis (end of Avila Beach Rd), but you'll be on top of everyone else just like at Morro Bay. There's a place on the dock down there that sells freshly cooked rock crab by the pound though...
If you don't mind driving inland just a little way, up "the grade" on US101 from San Luis Obispo is the town of Santa Margarita. Take Pozo Rd East out of town for a few miles to the Nat. Forest. There's a campground out there (La Panza), but you can boondock anywhere there's room. The only folks you'll probably see out there are Rangers, so be sure to buy an "Adventure Pass".
There's another nice spot NE on CA41 from Morro Bay called Cerro Alto. It's also a FSCG.
If you just need a safe place to park for the night, there's some RV sites at El Chorro Regional park, just N on CA1 from SLO.
There's a CG at Lopez Lake. I've never been there, but it's there.
Like has been said, pretty much all the established campgrounds on the CC are crowded, especially the beach ones. SLO has kind of a "political problem" with vehicle dwellers so around there, it's prudent to just camp in real campgrounds or head up the grade into the forest.
If you're passing through Cayucos, and want the best smoked fish tacos ever, stop at Ruddell's Smokehouse at the end of D st.
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