Morro Bay State Park encompasses a significant piece of land on the east side of Morro Bay. It includes a large estuary preserve, a golf course, a natural history museum, and this fine campground. Along with its sister campground at Morro Strand, this park provides a much-needed camping resource that is centrally-located to all the attractions of the Morro Bay area.
The campground is a large grid of sites laid out along nine interior roads. The sites are fairly close together with some trees and underbrush for privacy, but this varies a lot from site to site. There are three rows of RV sites with water and electric hookups that are closest to the highway, but these book up very early. There are also two group camping areas located in a grove of eucalyuptus that is also a monarch butterfly nesting area in the winter. The rest of the sites are dry-camping only with a dump station on-site. Available right from the campground (or a short walk nearby) are hiking trails, kayak spots with rentals available, a boat ramp, a restaurant, a small museum, a beach that is also a heron nesting preserve and the golf course. The town of Morro Bay is a 10-minute drive from the campground.