Morro Bay State Park Campground

San Luis Obispo County


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Morro Bay State Park Campground, CA

Morro Bay State Park Campground

San Luis Obispo County Attractions

San Luis Obispo County is filled with great attractions from coastal beaches to inland lakes. Visitors at Morro Bay State Park Campground are in the heart of Morro Bay, close to easy kayaking, wonderful bicycling, scenic beaches, and a charming community.

  • Spend a day or a week at Morro Bay, visiting shops, beaches, and other attractions.
  • Go stand-up paddleboarding at Avila Beach or Morro Bay.
  • Visit old Mission San Miguel.
  • Go cycling around Cambria, set out on scenic Highway 1 or pick a quiet country road.
  • Fish from Pismo Beach's 1370-foot pier.
  • Explore the tide pools at Shell Beach.
  • Head out sea kayaking through the Dinosaur Caves.
  • Set out on a wine tasting tour through the San Luis Obispo countryside.
  • Hike up the Valencia Peak Trail.
  • Watch elephant seals at Piedras Blancas.
  • Explore Montana de Oro State Park.
  • Take a tour of the famous Hearst Castle.
  • See all the animals at Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero.

Key Morro Bay State Park Campground Regulations

  1. Dogs are required to be on leash no longer than six feet and under adult supervision at all times. Dogs must be confined to a vehicle or tent at night.
  2. Quiet Hours are observed from 10 PM to 8 AM.
  3. Generators may only be operated between 10 AM to 8 PM.

Morro Bay State Park Campground

Morro Bay State Park is spread along the eastern shore of Morro Bay. Visitors take advantage of the many services and attractions around the popular coastal town of Morro Bay. Fishing, hiking, swimming, golf, sight-seeing, kayaking, birding, and sun-bathing are all popular.

Morro Bay State Park Campground has 120 campsites. Among them are 5 sites designated for tents only, 28 sites with water and electric hook-ups for RVs or trailers, and 87 standard campsites that can accommodate RVS, trailers, and tents. The campground also has 2 Group Campsites and 5 Hike & Bike campsites.

Changes in California State Parks Reservation System

California State Parks is switching to a new reservation system beginning August 1, 2017. ReserveCalifornia will replace the previous ReserveAmerica. "Beginning on midnight July 26, 2017, the website and telephone reservations for California's state parks will be temporarily offline to prepare for the exciting launch of the new system on August 1. During this time, all existing reservations will be honored. An electronic or hard copy from ReserveAmerica will need to be presented to State Parks staff when checking in for reservation made prior to July 26, 2017."

Morro Bay State Park Campground Basics
Morro Bay State Park Campground Location: State Park Road, taking the Los Osos - Baywood Park offramp from Highway 1 in Morro Bay
Campground Open: year-round
Number of Sites: 120
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: Fees cover 1 vehicle and 1 legal tow, fee for additional vehicles
Pets: On leash, always attended
Information: (805) 772-2560

Reservations for Morro Bay State Park Campground
Reservations available Sites 1-85 can be reserved year-round
Sites 86-134 can be reserved mid-May through mid-October, otherwise first come, first served
Booking Window: Reservations taken from 2 days up to 7 months in advance of arrival.
New dates are released in 1-month blocks on the first of each month.
Maximum Vehicle Length: 35 feet
Wheelchair accessible Sites: #24, 26, 29, 47, 60, 91, 88, 108, 113, 114, 130, 132
Fees: Standard sites - $35
Hook-up sites - $50
Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia: Morro Bay State Park Campground Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM
Check-in, Check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Morro Bay State Park Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill; electric and water hook-ups at some sites
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, piped water, campfire center,
Showers: Yes
Dump Station: Yes
Campground Map: Morro Bay State Park Campground Map
Attractions near Morro Bay State Park Campground: Visit the Museum of Natural History. Play a round of golf course. Head over to the marina. Go birding along the shore of the saltwater marsh. Hike the Black Hill Trail. Discover all the Morro Bay beaches. Visit the Monarch Buttery fly Roosting Area. Go boating, sailing, or kayaking. Have fun at the Morro Bay Skate Park. Visit the Morro Bay Aquarium.

ReserveCalifornia Reservations Tips

California State Parks' new reservation system - ReserveCalifornia - now allows campers "to make reservations 6 months to the day in advance of their arrival date." For example, on January 1 reservations can be made for stays beginning on July 1. In the past, reservations were released in one-month blocks. Now it is day by day. For months with fewer days than the month 6 months away, reservations for the remaining days will be released in a small cluster on the first of the next month. For example, on March 1 (because February is a short month) you can make reservations for stays beginning August 29-31. Read details at ReserveCalifornia.

Morro Bay State Park Campground, CA

Morro Bay State Park Campground

Morro Bay State Park Group Campsites

Morro Bay State Park has 2 group campsites at its campground - Chorro and Osos. Chorro Group Camp can accommodate groups from 9 to 35 with up to 15 vehicles (a maximum of 2 RVs). Osos Group Camp is for from 9 to 25 people and up to 10 vehicles (a maximum of 2 RVs).
Fees: Chorro - $165 per night, Osos - $100 per night
Reservations: Morro Bay State Park Group Camp Reservations

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