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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, 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.
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  • Great place to explore the tide pools. Make sure to check the tidal charts for low tide so you can see all the exposed pools.  more »
  • The good: great hiking, trail running, paddle boarding and playing with the family. The bad: crazy full of ticks (though that's why god invented tweezers). All in all, an amazing place.  more »
  • This spot is great. Bathrooms and showers were clean. The crowd wasn't as rowdy as some camp sites. There is. Cute small museum no marina within walking distance.  more »
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  • There is not place like Morro Bay! I've visited Monterey. I've been to San Francisco; but there is not place like Morro Bay. It's beaches are beautiful. The weather is enjoyable. The population is friendly, and the place has a small town feeling. This park is amazing! You will love the pictures you take. Take many pictures, for Morro Bay is like no other.
  • Another Jewel on the California coast. It's so beautiful and such an incredible learning experience that the city of Bakersfield sixth graders come here for 6th grade camp.
  • Historic part of the central coast, more small business shopping than most central coast towns. Good fishing opportunities as well as nature watching. great place to spend the day
  • Awesome place to visit. Beautiful views and you've got to see all of the otters. We like fishing there too. Very nice little town with good seafood too.
  • Beautiful! Must visit. Shops are so fun and dedicated to specific themes. Lots of art shops and a huge sea shell shop.