Morro Bay State Park is a state park on the Morro Bay lagoon, in western San Luis Obispo County, central California. On the lagoon’s northeastern and eastern edges in the park, there are saltwater and brackish marshes that support thriving bird populations.RecreationThere are opportunities for sailing, fishing, hiking, and bird watching. The park's Morro Bay State Park Museum of Natural History has exhibits covering natural features, cultural history, Native American life, geology, and oceanography. The park also has a marina and a public golf course.Two of the Nine Sisters chain of volcanic peaks, Black Hill and Cerro Cabrillo, are within the park. Black Hill has a trail through the Monterey Pine (Pinus radiata) trees in Flemings Forest.Marine Protected AreasMorro Bay State Marine Recreational Management Area and Morro Bay State Marine Reserve are marine protected areas offshore from Morro Bay. Like underwater parks, these marine protected areas help conserve ocean wildlife and marine ecosystems.To visit Morro Bay State Park on your holiday in Morro Bay, and find out what else Morro Bay has to offer, use our Morro Bay day trip planning tool .
Morro Bay State Park Reviews
I love this place, so serene and peaceful. Full campground all the time, we were lucky to get a site for a nite. Dry camping for us, but they do have hookup sites. 120 digital channels on the antenna,... more »
Picked the campground at random. It was a nice area. Hard to find in the dark, they need a bigger sign pointing to the actual campground. Spots were closer than I am used to, but all my neighbors were... more »
An amazing location for a state park! The facilities are a bit run down as are the campsite utility hookups but everything is functional. Campsites are very slim (just wide enough for vehicles) and the rest of the site is dirt and some grass (with exception of the handicap spots which are very wide and all pavement). If it rains, plan on a messy stay! Some sites flood out easily. Beautiful scenery for sure!
Olivas Links men's club have been playing this track religiously for 25 years straight. It's become a tradition with us. Toughest Greens on the planet swear to God if you for putting just once you will be lucky. But it's a great course with a great view. We call it the poor man's Pebble Beach. Highly recommended
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