Lake San Antonio

Lake San Antonio offers year-round activities including camping, recreational boating, hiking, fishing, and wildlife viewing. This picturesque man-made lake is approximately 35-miles northwest of Paso Robles.  It’s also one of the few lakes in California that allows shoreline camping at the water’s edge.

  • Fishing – cast your line for striped bass, largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, catfish, and bluegill.
  • Birding – popular winter habitat for bald and golden eagles, which makes Lake San Antonio a destination for ornithologists. Avid birders can often spot grebes, red-tailed hawks, swans, and American coots along the lake’s 26-miles of hiking trails.
  • Other wildlife – resident deer frequent campsites near the lake, as well as elk, bobcats, and badgers.
  • Camping – San Antonio has more than 500 campsites, located along the northern and southern shores of the lake. 


Take in the stunning scenery and completely immerse yourself in nature through hundreds of hiking trails located in SLO County. Get moving, breathe the fresh air, soak in the sunshine and find inspiration while traversing our beautiful rolling landscapes and vistas. 


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