Lockwood is a census-designated place in Monterey County, California. It is 6 miles (9.7 km) east-southeast of Jolon, 1.8 miles (2.9 km) north of the mouth of Tule Canyon, 3.0 miles (4.8 km) north of San Antonio River, and 9.3 miles (15.0 km) north of Bryson, at an elevation of 971 feet (296 m).
Lockwood is in southern Monterey County and is a small community consisting of farms, ranches, and vineyards, on a vast prairie encompassed by the coastal mountains.
Lockwood encompasses the San Antonio Lake, a very popular destination for many boaters and wakeboarders all around San Luis Obispo and Monterey Counties. There is a post office in Lockwood, a community center, Fayter's Equine/Repair Service, and two stores, the Pleyto Store and the Lockwood Store. Just outside Lockwood is Hesperia Hall, in Bryson-Hesperia. Lockwood also encompasses the San Antonio Valley Vineyards, including several more vineyards and few olive grows. There is extensive grazing land and cattle ranching in the area, and some families have been here ever since the town was founded, ranching and farming for generations. Lockwood is also home to Fort Hunter Liggett Military Base and the San Antonio Mission.
The first post office opened in 1888. The name honors Belva Lockwood, candidate for President of the United States in 1884 and 1888 on the Equal Rights Party ticket.
The ZIP Code is 93932, and the community is inside area code 831.
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