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Montana De Oro State Park

Pecho Road, Los Osos, CA
Montana De Oro State Park
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

What a beautiful park! My husband and I are in our 30s and were on a road trip from San Diego to San Francisco-- I hadn't been to Montana de Oro since I was a child and he has never been, but I knew it would be perfect to camp there for a couple of nights. One of the highlights... More 

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Turlock, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

We were staying in SLO and decided to see this location. It is a beautiful drive over. We did drive around and saw several trails you could go on. A few horse back riders were also on the trails. We walked to the beach which is right there from the parking lot. It was a rocky beach. Make sure to... More 

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Avila Beach, California
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132 reviews 132 reviews
24 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A beautiful park right along the coast. If you're in the area, you won't be disappointed if you stop here for a while. Even if you don't feel like getting out for a hike, driving through the park is a treat. But - if you are in mood for a hike, there are SO many trails to chose from! My... More 

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Jackson, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We mark it average and not excellent, because of the tar problem on the beach. We have chemically sensitive people in our party, and they got quite ill from the strong tar smell. It was so bad, that it stunk up the car! The stuff would not wash out with soap and water, and had to be scrubbed off with... More 

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Lafayette, California, United States
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127 reviews 127 reviews
35 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

How lucky we are to live in the United States, which values it's wild and open spaces, and in California which has such remarkable wilderness opportunities and has, over the years, taken steps to preserve them. Montana de Oro State Park was created in 1965, and we would like to thank whoever had the foresight to purchase this remarkable property... More 

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California Central Coast
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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Montana De Oro was the jewel among California's state Parks. The Bluff Trail meandered along a lovely stretch of coast. It was an easy, beginner trail. To my horror it was completely erased–replaced by a wide, aggregate paved road. No longer a pleasant hike, this beautiful coastline has been "made more accessible." Gone are the egrets and shore birds along... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I'm almost hesitant to review it b/c i kind of want to keep it a secret. The campground was really nice with a decent distance between most sites. It also had a big knoll in the middle, so you weren't surrounded by 5 sites, but really only 2. We also stayed at one of the environmental sites, which was spectacular.

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Wallace, North Carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

On a recent family reunion to the area the park became a focal point of several daily excursions. On our first trip we walked the bluffs trail but the fog rolled in off the Pacific so the views were somewhat hidden. When we visited a couple of days later we had brilliant sunshine and the views were spectacular. If you... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

We spent one night at Environmental Site 3 in the park. It was an amazing location to camp. It's a steep but short walk up to this site, but you end up at an isolated spot upon a bluff overlooking the ocean that simply can't be beat. There's also a composting toilet and picnic table. It was also great that... More 

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DC
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6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

We have been camping here twice and love it here. It is very quiet, not a "partying" campground. We like to camp in the first loop because it is closer to walk to the coves. Pick sites on the outer edge of the loop. The campground host gave my kids a little "exploring packet". Take the bluff hike and spend... More 

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