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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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Bird Estuary is Awesome

Morro Bay State Park has an amazing estuary (where salt water and fresh water mix), making it a perfect habitat for birds of all kind which can be viewed when the tide is low and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bonnie T
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Morro Bay State Park has an amazing estuary (where salt water and fresh water mix), making it a perfect habitat for birds of all kind which can be viewed when the tide is low and they all congregate to feed. Nice marina and cafe as well. Great nature experience.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a super cool place to check out. It was a very windy and cool day and we wanted to go for a hike but we didn't have the time and right clothes. So we drove to the park to check out Morro Rock. We had just drive from Santa Monica through San Luis Obispo and saw the 9... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent one night at this wonderful campground and wished we could have stayed longer. It was a clear night so the stars were shining bright! The camp host was very friendly and helpful. It's very close to the bay and the Museum of Natural History. Can't wait to go back.

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Northfield, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Morro Bay State Park offers a lot to do including a marina, the Elfin Forest, camping, a golf course, museum and hiking. Do yourself a favor and do the short hike up Black Mountain (1/4 mile) for awesome views of this part of the coast. It is an easy trail with switch backs and a smooth surface. Parking lot holds... More 

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Thank Roger S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really beautiful kayaking trip through the Southbay and estuary. They have a museum camping and golf great for kids

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Kensington, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

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 January 4, 2017 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 January 2, 2017

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 December 5, 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 December 1, 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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