Standard (tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Montaña de Oro State Park

Montana de Oro camping features rugged cliffs, secluded sandy beaches, coastal plains, streams, canyons, and hills, including 1,347-foot Valencia Peak. Naturalists and backpackers enjoy the solitude and freedom found along the park's trails. There are also mountain biking and equestrian trails. The best-known beach is Spooner's Cove, across from the campground. The park's name, "Mountain of Gold," comes from the golden wildflowers that bloom in spring. Wildlife in the park includes black tailed deer and the black oystercatcher. The park includes primitive and equestrian campsites.

Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Montaña de Oro State Park is located in California
35.275 N
-120.881 W
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10 Reviews of Montaña de Oro State Park

This place is amazing! Love the “hidden” beaches, the hiking trails and the beautiful beach!

Basic campground on central California coast.

This campground is near the beach on the central California coast . It has tent and RV sites. The only amenities are non-flushing toilets and water . There are no lights at night, so it is very dark. A flashlight is a must. Our site did not have a flat spot for a tent so we had to pitch it on a parking spot .

Hidden Gem on Central Coast

While not a glamourous campsite, mostly a level area, its near the awesome hidden gem of Montana de Oro and lessor known beach. Makes for an easy walk to the seaside bluffs and cliffs for stunning views of the ocean without the huge number of crowds found at other beach camp sites.

Most beautiful place on earth

Hikes, ocean, cliffs, caves. Amazing place.

Small campground on the central coast

This campground was in a great location, but that's the end of the good. There was very little shade, and the toilets were just holes in the ground. It did not seem well maintained, and I will not be going there again.

Peaceful and Spacious Camp Sites!

This campground is quiet and super spacious compared to other campsites.  It's a short distance/walk to the beach, a hike, horseback riding and biking.  Its beautiful!  The downside is the lack of storage to put your dry goods, no showers and the raccoons-they will attack any food item left out and there are no showers.  There are "pit" toilets/outhouses located a short distance from your campsite.  My family and I have been visiting this campsite for years and we love it.

Get an environmental campsite

It's worth dragging your stuff up a small path to get away from the crowds. You can surf and mountain bike here. Our tent was even visited by some people on horse back!

Great remote spot

Pretty basic but nice camp ground. Close enough to walk to a cute little beach. Bathrooms but no showers.

Coastal Breezes, Sycamore Forests and Golden Cliffs Will Enchant You

This is a fabulous coastal state park and campground. There is plenty of shade and fog that keep the sites cool. Bring a sweater, even during summer. Hiking paths weave around the shoreline and give you access to the beautiful golden rock formations that jut out into the water.

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bit of heaven

This is a beautiful area to camp! Not many sites, but they are full much of the time so make sure to reserve early. The park is a beautiful place to do hiking. There are many trails to choose from. The park is about a 5-10 minute drive to Morro Bay which is a fun little town to check out as well. I highly recommend Montana de Oro :)