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San Luis Obispo

Rowing Club

Located in SLO County at Santa Margarita Lake

SLO Rowing Club

Learn to Row

Open to all ages 12+

Check out the details here.

Our small, active club is all volunteer and self-supported.  You donation of any size is very much appreciated.  Thank you in advance for your support.

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SLO Rowing Club

The club maintains a fleet of single, double and four-seat rowing boats, which it keeps at our boathouse. After years of fundraising, the club installed a new polyethylene dock in 2019.  From May to September, the club offers beginning rowing classes.

“Rowing is a fun, low-impact sport for all ages that anyone can learn to do,” Club training director Marty Hawke said. Hawke adds, "There is just no nicer place to row than Santa Margarita Lake.”

Santa Margarita Lake webcam, courtesy of 805Webcams

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SLO Rowing Club
SLO Rowing Club
SLO Rowing Club

Club Activities

Learn to Row

Anyone can learn to row!  Throughout the year we hold classes on Saturday mornings for beginners, ages 12 and up. See details.

Our boats

Our affordable yearly membership includes the use of our boats and dock. Our fleet includes Maas Aero's, Maas Single's, Wintech Double plus other singles and doubles and our quad.

get invloved

Join SLORC and start to enjoy rowing at Santa Margarita Lake and Morro Bay. Members enjoy fun events throughout the year, on land too. Come visit our Boathouse and get acquainted.

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Our club started many years ago by oarsman Ted English, who had a vision to bring the sport of rowing to SLO County.  Under his guidance and leadership, his dream became a reality in 2003.  Do to his passion and in recognition for founding our club,The Ted English Boathouse was named in his honor.  Sadly, in May 2020, Ted took his final row and died at age 91.  His impact on the club will always be felt. The club boathouse is located at Santa Margarita Lake. The lake is quite a hidden gem, located north east of San Luis Obispo.  

Our Club has grown to a fleet of recreational and racing 1X, 2X and 4+ and 8+ shells.  We are lucky enough to row 12 months of the year on the Lake and in Morro Bay.  Come join us on the water. 

SLO Rowing Club

From Highway 101, take the exit to Santa Margarita/Highway 58 off-ramp, EXIT 211.  

Just past the town, turn right at the Santa Margarita Lake direction sign (HWY 58).  

Follow the signs 8 miles to the lake. 

To enter the lake recreation area, SLO County charges a $10.00 per car day use fee.  Once paid, the ranger will provide you with a map directing you to our Boathouse.


4695 Santa Margarita Lake Road
Santa Margarita, CA 93453

SLO Rowing Club

Marty Hawke

PO Box 13755, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406

Tel: 805-459-8874


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