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  • Morro Bay State Park, CA


    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.


    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

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

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

    Site 85 on the left.

    Sites 111 (l) and 98 (r).

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

    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.

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

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

    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.

    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.

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


    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



    Whale watching

    Wine tasting

    Giant Chessboard

    Elfin Forest

    Hearst Castle