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Morro Bay State Park

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Address: State Park Road, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Phone Number: 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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Fantastic winter birding

Beautiful location; wide variety of birds. During the season, it is possible to see the spouts of migrating Gray and Humpback Whales.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
carmelouruguay
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful location; wide variety of birds. During the season, it is possible to see the spouts of migrating Gray and Humpback Whales.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We camped in the Morro Bay State Park Campground for 3 nights and 4 days. We had campsite number 46. The size was great and it had a bush that was big enough to provide our tent a bit of privacy and some protection from the chilly nights. We were one site away from bathroom #2 but I would recommend... More 

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hitchin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This whole area is stunning. Gorgeous views with endless photo opportunities. Would strongly recommend.

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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Travel along the Central Coast of CA is enhanced by the CA State Park system. Morro Bay State Park is just one of several state properties that offer the public a way to enjoy the natural and cultural diversity this area has to offer. While the state park system provides easy access for many outdoor educational and recreational activities, it... More 

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Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not exactly much to do once you arrive other than to snap a few pictures of the rock. It is an interesting sight but could use something to make it more of an actual attraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A great place for friends and family to meet and enjoy the fresh air, friendly rangers, and warm themselves by the fire! The view is a beautiful bay, docks, and fantastic golf course..the night sky has shooting stars and the ocean sings you to sleep...

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Quispamsis, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very cool spot with nice views of Morro Bay. The Morro Rock shelters the area from the wind. We saw otter families swimming just off shore. There is a really nice beach for swimming or surfing right next to the rock. We had a nice picnic from the trunk of our car. We parked right next to a bench and... More 

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san jose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Very family friendly hiking trail upto the top with wonderful views all the way..there are a couple of trails and the views are spectacular. the hike to the top is not strenuous. remember to take a binocular!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

You can walk around about half of the rock. At the right time, you can see mother otters with their babies near and sometimes lying on the beach, or swimming in the water here. They have many spots they like in the area, however. It may be 'a rock' but it's very interesting to see and learn about it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Had this on my to do list for many years and finally made it there. It is a short hike from morro bay golf course. The views all the way up are phenomenal, you take a picture and the a little further on the trail there is an even better vista. At the top you can see morro rock, cayucos,... More 

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