Morro Bay State Park, Morro Bay

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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  • Loveable place to stay with friends, couples. Wonderful restaurant's and amazing food. Good for bike rides, scuba diving, etc...  more »
  • If you like small campsites and lots of noise, for way to much money for camping, then this is the place for you. Loose dogs, screaming children, generators running all hours, all in violation of camp...  more »
  • Very nice place to stop and look at nature and spend time meditating. Take time to breathe in the fresh ocean air..  more »
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  • A spontaneous stop to capture this amazing place but it's not the first time that I painted this beautiful Morro Bay State Park Estuary and campgrounds not to mention world-class Golf Course ! Here's a local secret you have to keep quiet ....after having a drink at at the amazing world class bar across the street at the Inn at Morro Bay or the golf course clubhouse continue up the road to the top of Black Mountain and you will be rewarded! I will add my recent painting with a condor and a bear overlooking the Valley of the Bears! Best view in Morro Bay hands down ....drive slow and be respectful of others or find a golf ball coming through your windshield
  • Beautiful scenery and countless activities surround you at this place. You can go play a few rounds at the golf course that is in the heart of this park ortake a stroll along any of the paths that are literally everywhere you look. You could stop by the museum that's also there at the foot of the park or take a kayak out for a nice spin around the bay. The sunsets here are epic and second to none, very beautiful. I've been here 28 years and each sunrise and sunset is so unique. Enjoy your stay here at this park or have a nice time driving by.
  • This is a nice park, with plumbing inside the rest rooms and showers. The showers are token fed, and tokens cost 50¢ each, and last for two minutes. And it takes almost a full two minutes to run the water until it's warm enough to get into on a cool day. And just about every day is a cool day this close to the water There's still lots of grounds work being done here during the day, with heavy equipment rumbling along and beeping loudly whilst driven in reverse. It sounds very much like an inner city construction zone during the day. And it still costs $50 for hookups, and $37/night for "Primitive" campsites, meaning just a pad to park on, a cement picnic table, and a fire pit. But, there's a golf course adjacent, a small marina across the street, and aside from the constant sound of heavy equipment at work, it could be peaceful.
  • This is a very beautiful State Park. Lots of big big trees. Camping, grass, views, just so beautiful. We came in search of butterflies but didn't find any. Had a picnic under the awesome trees. Love this place. Would love to camp here. Sites looked clean and everyone seemed very nice.
  • Good spot. Nice and clean and quiet. Close to the estuary and golf.
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