Santa Margarita is Just a Short Drive Away

With amazing amenities like designer cabinets, a gourmet kitchen, and a 50 inch HDTV in our fully furnished apartments, it's easy to see why residents may never want to leave the comfort of their own home. However, California has such beautiful landscape and weather that you'd be crazy not to get outside and enjoy it. Just a half an hour away from The Academy Chorro is Santa Margarita, a nature lover's paradise. Whether you want to just spend a day, or spend the night, we've put together the details for a fun trip.


The easiest place to camp is at the Santa Margarita KOA. If you have a tent, camping is extremely affordable. If "roughing it" isn't your style, they have several other lodging options. There are cabins with and without bathrooms as well as awesome yurts that turn camping into "glamping." Of course if you know someone with an RV, they have sites that can accommodate those too.


There are several fun activities at the KOA campground. Challenge your friends to a round of disc golf--you can borrow discs for free if you're a guest. Bounce on the giant jump pillow, play horseshoes, or swim in the pool. There are also board games in the Party Yurt which also has a big screen TV. Hang out by the fire pit and if you forgot your s'mores supplies, you can purchase them in their convenience store.

Insider tip: local residents (including The Academy Chorro residents) swim in the KOA pool for free on Tuesdays. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays you can purchase a day pass for $5.


Because it's a source of drinking water, swimming is not allowed in Santa Margarita Lake; however, you can fish, boat, and hike the trails surrounding the lake. Kayaks, canoes, and boats are available for rent. There is a public swimming pool open between Memorial Day and Labor Day.


We know you'll fall in love with our floor plans and amenities at The Academy Chorro. To schedule a tour to see why this is the best place to live in San Luis Obispo, contact us.