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Morro Bay State Park

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Address: State Park Road, Morro Bay, CA 93442
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+1 805-772-2694
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This beautiful state park campground is across the road from the beach.

This beautiful state park campground is across the road from the beach.

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Excellent view of the rock, helpful staff at museum, would have been nicer in better weather

We were looking for an overview of Morro Bay and went to the park. There is a museum there, but we did not visit it. We were able to get maps for the park and another that was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Kensington, Maryland
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Kensington, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were looking for an overview of Morro Bay and went to the park. There is a museum there, but we did not visit it. We were able to get maps for the park and another that was near by. I was looking for photos and was able to find some birds at the edge of the water.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can walk here from a stay in Morro Bay! We hiked about 15 miles and saw pretty much every trail. Black Hill is certainly worth the climb and highly recommended. There is a state park road that divides two sections of the park - crossing was a little treacherous - although certainly possible.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice state park with great crashing waves over the jetty. Surfers and sailboats, perfect spot to fire off a few photos

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We really like camping here. You can walk across the street to a cafe, go kayaking in the bay (rentals are also available across street by the cafe), bicycle around the area (easily bike into town or out to Morro Rock), watch some colorful sunsets, enjoy the camaraderie of camping with friends. Limited electrical sites with all other boon-docking or... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I were on a road trip up the coast of California. This was one of the places where we planned to get out of the car to stretch our legs. Our short break turned into an inspiring 2 hour recharge! We thought the surf was spectacular on the wide beach we first approached. As we walked around... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We were impressed with the easy accessibility, amazing views of Morro Bay, beautiful drive through the park, marina and restaurant and a nice, easy loop trail that had a variety of scenery. There's also a very good museum/nature center.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely place to camp near the bay! Recommend spot 115 which was near the bathroom but quiet. Very clean bathrooms and great showers. Be sure to visit natural museum, free if camping. And don't miss kayaking on the Bay - a paradise to view birds.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

What could be nicer than kayaking the Bay or hiking nearby trails. Sand dunes, estuary channels, herons, pelicans, egrets, and seal. And always the Rock. We spent most of the day away from camp so we did not mind that the sites are packed in close to each other and there is little privacy. The campground facilities were well maintained... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Morro Bay State Park has much for the outdoor enthusiast to experience. After you park for free, walk back toward the bay to see an otter colony first-hand. If you have binoculars or a 300mm camera Lens, view the top of Morro Rock. If you are there at the righ time of year, you will see cormorants, pelicans, herons, egrets,... More 

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Oxnard, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Amazing visitor center, earned so much about marine life in that area. They directed us to Morro Rock where we saw a dozen sea otters with babies right along the bay entrance, what a great nature experience.

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