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Lopez Lake Fishing & Outdoor Ethics Clinic

6800 Lopez Drive
Lopez Lake Recreation Area

Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Phone: (805) 788-2385

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What: Fishing Lesson and Ranger-Led Ecology Hike
When: Annually, on the 3rd Saturday of March
Reservation Needed: Yes, contact the SLO County Parks Department at (805) 788-2385 to make arrangements. Thank you.

Bring the kids (16 and under) for a Free Fishing Clinic at Lopez Lake. The Clinic is held at the Nature Center near the Marina and space is limited, so please sign up early. Kids will be given lessons with an experienced fisherman on fishing ethics and conservation, knot tying, fish types and ecology, as well as how to cast their line. All equipment is provided, thanks to the donations from the Friends of Lopez Lake. Everyone gets a chance to fish! Following the fishing clinic, Stewardship Travelers will then participate in a Ranger-led aquatic ecology hike and helpful shore line clean-up to protect the wildlife habitat.

The event is held on the third Saturday of March each year. It is cancelled by rain. The Clinic is free, however cost to enter Lopez Lake Recreation Area is $10 per vehicle.

Stewardship Travel is about adding a bit of "doing good and feeling good" to your vacation.
This activity selection includes:

*A learning activity and/or outing
*A hands-on stewardship/caring activity
*A conservation/heritage donation opportunity through Friends of Lopez Lake
(Most non-profit organizations have donation pages. For those that don't, please contact their office directly by clicking on the "donation opportunity" link above. Thank you!)

Thank you for being a Stewardship Traveler in WineCoastCountry.

Features & Amenities

  • Dog Friendly
  • Equipment Rental Available
  • Kid Friendly
  • Outdoor Activities & State Parks
  • Stewardship Donation Opportunities
  • Stewardship Travel Activities