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Morro Bay State Park

State Park Road, Morro Bay, CA 93442
805 772 2694
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Ranked #5 of 11 Attractions in Morro Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Camping
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Owner description: This beautiful state park campground is across the road from the beach.

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Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is a must stop when traveling through the area. This time we were spending a few days so we enjoyed our long walk and collecting sand dollars. If you are a believer in the spirit world, Native American Indian, you can connect with some that chose to remain at their sacred site. There is such a calm peaceful feeling,... More

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Bakersfield, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This park is so beautiful. the campground is awesome and does have some hook up sites. There are views of the bay and the salt marshes.

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Escondido CA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I must start by explaining that we were returning from a camping trip in Oregon (exceptional State Parks) and this was a one night stay. We visit Morro Bay frequently and have been interested in this campground, we understand that they also offer Morro Strand Beach camping, but couldn't find it. We did arrive after dark and no one was... More

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Victoria, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

It's hard to find the trail head for the hike to the top of Black Hill. It's in the NE corner of the Morro Bay SP campground, past the campfire circle and group camp area, just uphill from and to the left of the group camp toilets. There's a gate where the trail starts and a small sign beside the... More

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Phoenix, AZ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We have visited Morro Bay for years, however this past summer we decided to camp at the State Park for a few days. We absolutely loved it, and wish we had planned a longer trip. Next time we will plan to stay for a week. Our kids loved riding their bikes all over to explore and its a great location... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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82 reviews 82 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you follow Main St. south out of town there are great views & pull off parking on the oceanside opposite the Golf Course. Many shore birds including big white ones (ibis?). Keep an eye on the Golf Course as we spotted two groups of wild turkeys!

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Ft.Collins, CO
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Lovely setting and nice museum - spend your money here rather than at all the crappy tourist places in Morro Bay. This is a state park and your money is helping the state park system and not lining some shop owners pocket in downtown Morro Bay.

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Capitola, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Strange as it sounds, when you camp at the State park you don't have any views of the beach or the rock. Still, it is very pleasant and nice with trees and a view, somewhat, of the marina. A fun/challenging bike ride down to the Embarcadero will give you great views of the village and the Rock. The Morro Strand... More

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Joshua Tree, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The ocean bay here is quiet, peaceful. Although it is a famous landmark, whenever I go it seems to be quiet. There are some restaurants including a great clam chowder place on the boardwalk that is cheap. Lots of tourist shops. Parking is difficult so park your car on a higher level street and walk down to the boardwalk. Whale... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
36 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Didn't camp but drove around the state park for the first time. It looked very nice and was quite extensive,

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