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Montana de Oro State Park

3550 Pecho Valley Rd, Los Osos, CA 93402-4103
+1 805-528-0513
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Excellent -- we'll return often!

This park has a lot to recommend it. First, it's great for just driving through on a sunny day. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jon R
San Luis Obispo, California
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Away from the crowds

A great place to see wildlife,Set in a wonderfull setting.The further from the car park the better... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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A great network of biking trails make this state park a perfect destination for expert and beginner bikers alike.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“bluff trail” (67 reviews)
“tide pools” (46 reviews)
“morro bay” (52 reviews)
3550 Pecho Valley Rd, Los Osos, CA 93402-4103
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park has a lot to recommend it. First, it's great for just driving through on a sunny day. The scenery is stunning. The slow, meandering drive takes you along beautiful coastline, with easy access to the beach at a couple of points, and through...More

Thank Jon R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to see wildlife,Set in a wonderfull setting.The further from the car park the better it gets.We saw rattle snakes,deer,,all kinds of birds.Looking out to sea I saw the splash left by whales.A very special place.

Thank STUARTbfc
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bluff trail along the coastline is beautiful. Don’t forget to carry your hat, sunscreen and water. Rocky coastline makes it beauty to watch but dangerous to venture in. A nice, quiet, serene place to relax! Restrooms are available but after long stretches.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very special place to camp, hike, mountain bike or just enjoy the scenery of a rugged California coastline. Well worth the drive out from SLO.

Thank William J
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Primal, huge surf, rocks, ancient faults along with a galore of sea creatures. Go there. Take the trails. Smell the ocean.

1  Thank Marc B
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Come here if you want to go back in time. We always park near farmhouse Ans walk trails to Coast. My only dislike is that the restrooms are portapotties. They should be nicely kept restrooms.

Thank HolidayReview216
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Not far from Back Bay Inn. Bring chair,snacks.camera and stay for a few hours. So relaxing. Explore tide pools or get wet from crashing waves. Kid friendly and public bathrooms on site.

Thank bnsf1955
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Montana D'Oro is a truly beautiful place place. It is a state park with no admission cost, right on the central coast of California. It has some easy, flat trails, good for kids and older folks, like the Bluff Trail, which has beautiful ocean views...More

Thank onaroll56
Reviewed 11 October 2017

What a gorgeous place! We visited with friends and walked a good distance along the ocean-side trail. Abundant sea birds, meadow birds, butterflies, reptiles and stunning ocean vistas were enjoyed by all. Rangers wander about and are helpful for answering questions.

Thank Grizingraz
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We had a beautiful warm day when visiting Montana de Oro beach. Families with their children and picnics had already staked out their spots. I like to "stack rocks," which are actually pebbles. It was fun to be there in such lovely weather.

Thank Lena K
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Stella A
21 November 2017|
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Response from Grizingraz | Reviewed this property |
Here is what the whale websites say: Montaña de Oro State Park offers one of the best locations on the Central Coast for wildlife viewing. From here, you can see otters, seabirds, seals and dolphins. Watch whales year-round... More
30 November 2016|
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Response from RickThePick | Reviewed this property |
There are no dump stations. There is faucets for drinking water around the campgrounds. There are no showers.
30 November 2016|
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Response from richard s | Reviewed this property |
Water available but sorry ...no dump station. This is a fairly primitive (though beautiful) campground