FIELD TRIP - Lopez Lake 2/24

Collaborative Lopez Lake field trip Saturday, February 24th, 9AM

Join MCAS leaders Chuck Woodard and Jan Surbey and California Native Plant Society and Sierra Club leader Bill Waycottt for this trip featuring both birds and plants.  Depending on the group size, the trip will likely be divided into two sections, with those interested in birding staying in more open areas and along the lakeshore searching for waterfowl and oak-woodland species. and those interested in plants using the trail. For those wanting more hiking, a continuation of the trail to the top of the Dune Vista lookout is an option.  All of the groups will reconvene around noon near the starting area for a picnic lunch (bring your own).

Directions: From Arroyo Grande, follow the signs to Lopez Lake. After crossing the dam, turn right on Hi Mountain Road and proceed 0.8 miles to the junction of Upper Lopez Canyon Road. Bear left on Canyon Rd. 3.6 miles to the old entrance of Boy Scout Camp (now part of the County Park). Enter the gate if open; if not, park on the side of the road. Restrooms available. No day-use fee or RSVP required. Bring water, snacks, lunch (if you wish), and dress in layers for changing weather. Hat, sunscreen, and study shoes recommended. Rain or threat of rain cancels. For additional information, contact Jan Surbey ( or Bill Waycott 805-459-2103 or