Morro Bay State Park, Morro Bay

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Morro Bay State Park is a state park on the Morro Bay lagoon, in western San Luis Obispo County, on the Central Coast of California. On the lagoon's northeastern and eastern edges in the park, there are saltwater and brackish marshes that support thriving bird populations.
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  • So we camped two nights at the State Park, it was great! Easy 3 minute walk to the preserve. The campsite was nice, had power and water hook ups, quick drive to the one dump station. The site has...  more »
  • We enjoyed the proximity of the town to the state park. Our son, his wife & daughter stayed at the campground & we stayed in town at a motel. We enjoyed the trails and board-walk areas for...  more »
  • Most of the park was closed when we visited. I want to come back when more park is open and no smoke. There was a ton of smoked mixed with fog, which made hard to get good photos.  more »
  • Such a cool place! The wind was crazy the day I was there but I had such a great time hiking and found a whole raft of sea otters thanks to the helpful lady inside the museum. Try and make a stop here if you have the time, the Museum of Natural History is inside the park.
  • It was great! The only downer was the massive amount of bird poo! Most of the park staff was friendly. Just make sure you park in designated areas for overflow or you'll get warnings posted on your vehicle!
  • Very clean and super friendly staff. The park was funded by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a true model of the CCC. A reminder that putting people to work puts disposable income in their pockets -- the fuel of every successful economy.
  • All state parks in California we're supposed to have a visitors center / museum to give the history of the local area where the campground is. This park has one and the museum is fabulous it is free with campground stay. Even though all campgrounds were supposed to have one this is one of only three built in the state.
  • Beautiful park with a boardwalk around the estuary. Can see Morro Rock from the shore and higher up on the hill above the museum.

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