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Morro Bay State Park, CA

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Morro Rock SP is located in Morro Bay, CA, just off Hwy 1, the Coastal Highway about 180 miles northwest of Los Angeles. The park is located beside a tidal estuary.

805-772-7434

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We arrived on a Tuesday afternoon in mid-April, and found plenty of sites without hookups available - we chose site 49, which looked out over the estuary. All the hookup sites were occupied or reserved.

Date of visit: Apr 2008

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Sites are all pretty much the same - here are sites 49-45 (no hookups). The none-hookup sites are all back-ins.

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Sites 21-22 are in the hook-up section, and these are all pull-throughs.

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Site 85 on the left.

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Sites 111 (l) and 98 (r).

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There are 5 bathhouses in the campground, offering free hot showers.

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Morro Rock is the major geographical attraction in the area. It is a 23 million-year-old volcanic plug, one of nine in a line between Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo. Once quarried for its rock, it is now off-limits to humans, and has become a major nesting spot for peregrine falcons.

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Designed in 1928, the golf course was included in the park when it was established in1934.

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The park includes a full-service marina. You can also rent canoes and kayaks.

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Located beside the marina is the Bayside Cafe, offering lunch and dinner. Guess we're not used to California prices, for we felt menu items were fairly expensive.

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Black Hill, just northeast of the CG, is another of the volcanic plugs. The nine are called the Nine Sisters. There is a trail from the campground to the summit.

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In the morning light, the view of Morro Rock is a little clearer.

Amenities

Dump station, showers

Verizon National Access service

Rates: $29 w/ hookups, $20 w/o hookups ($2 senior discount)

135 RV sites: 1-30 w/ hookups, 31-135 w/o hookups

Coord: 35.346377 N, 120.838468 W

Activities/Nearby Attractions

Natural History Museum (short walk from CG)

Golf Course

Hking

Canoeing.kayaking

Whale watching

Wine tasting

Giant Chessboard

Elfin Forest

Hearst Castle

 

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