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Morro Bay State Park Campground

Santa Maria Valley + Santa Lucia/La Panza Mountains, California

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Morro Bay State Park Campground

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  • Campground entrance.- Morro Bay State Park Campground
  • Morro Bay State Park Campground.- Morro Bay State Park Campground
  • Nice views from the outer campsites.- Morro Bay State Park Campground
  • Typical campground road.- Morro Bay State Park Campground
  • The campground is popular with tent campers.- Morro Bay State Park Campground
  • The campground is next to Morro Bay Golf Course.- Morro Bay State Park Campground
  • Outer campground road.- Morro Bay State Park Campground
  • Typical campground road.- Morro Bay State Park Campground
  • Restrooms.- Morro Bay State Park Campground
  • Tent campsites.- Morro Bay State Park Campground
  • Morro Bay State Park Campground.- Morro Bay State Park Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Great location. Hiking and kayaking nearby. RV hookups.
Cons: 
Reservations required much of the year. Little privacy.
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Region:
Santa Maria Valley + Santa Lucia/La Panza Mountains, CA
Managed by: 
California State Parks
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Yes
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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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.

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