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Morro Bay State Park

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Address: State Park Road, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Phone Number: +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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Great state park for sunsets, camping, kayaking, biking and some hiking.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Fresno, California
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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were impressed with the easy accessibility, amazing views of Morro Bay, beautiful drive through the park, marina and restaurant and a nice, easy loop trail that had a variety of scenery. There's also a very good museum/nature center.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to camp near the bay! Recommend spot 115 which was near the bathroom but quiet. Very clean bathrooms and great showers. Be sure to visit natural museum, free if camping. And don't miss kayaking on the Bay - a paradise to view birds.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What could be nicer than kayaking the Bay or hiking nearby trails. Sand dunes, estuary channels, herons, pelicans, egrets, and seal. And always the Rock. We spent most of the day away from camp so we did not mind that the sites are packed in close to each other and there is little privacy. The campground facilities were well maintained... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Morro Bay State Park has much for the outdoor enthusiast to experience. After you park for free, walk back toward the bay to see an otter colony first-hand. If you have binoculars or a 300mm camera Lens, view the top of Morro Rock. If you are there at the righ time of year, you will see cormorants, pelicans, herons, egrets,... More 

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Oxnard, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Amazing visitor center, earned so much about marine life in that area. They directed us to Morro Rock where we saw a dozen sea otters with babies right along the bay entrance, what a great nature experience.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Spaces are open and not much shade. Grounds are nice. There are I think 4 restrooms for entire campground. The toilets in restroom 1 are closed. The showers in restroom 2 are closed. No one said a word about this! When I asked when showers were open I was told always. When asked again found out about the closures. Went... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

In early October 2016, It was a sunny day with some nice breeze. We had great time visiting Morro Bay and the famous Morro Rock area. To my surprise, you can easily drive to the bottom of the huge Morro Rock, walk around the rock and take close photos...

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The hike to the top of Black Hill in Morro Bay State park is pretty light; the views you get from that top,however, are absolutely astonishing! A definite must-see if you in the area. The walk wont take much longer then 15-20 min each way (not counting the time you'll spend enjoying mind-blowing vistas), there is an elevation, but the... More 

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