Dispersed
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Morro Bay State Park
Operator
State
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
WiFi
Location
Morro Bay State Park is located in California
Latitude
35.216 N
Longitude
-120.8753 W
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21 Reviews of Morro Bay State Park
Morro Dunes

This event park is right on the beach. People are friendly. Ez check in and out. The town is a short walk or bike ride away. The sites are beautiful. Best vacation in a very long time. There is whale watching a great pub on the water and just a ton of stuff to do!

Great for group camping

I travel here once a year with a large group of students so we always get the large group sites at the top of the campground. I prefer these sites over the normal campsites because they at least resemble a bit of privacy. The individual sites are pretty much right on top of one another, but that is okay when all you are really doing there is sleeping due to there being so much to do in town!

The large groups sites at the top have their own bathroom and showers. The showers are incredibly hot but run out of hot water after about 7 students shower back to back. The toilets are flushing toilets and have electrical outlets for charging phones or other electronics. You will need tokens (not quarters) for the showers. They implemented this a couple years ago. 

The sites are quite large so you can fit a lot of people in them and still have some common open space. 

Surrounding the camp are Eucalyptus trees. These are beautiful and smell lovely, but watch out! They tend to drop their branches in the wind and I have seen a tent or two smashed in the middle of the night. Try not to camp directly under loose branches and you will be okay. 

It is a short walk down to the marina to rent a kayak, or over to the museum to watch the cute sea otter video. 

Otherwise it is a nice bike ride or short car trip into town from here. The food in town is amazing. 

There is cell phone signal throughout the camp as well. And you can head across the estuary to play on the sand dunes (watch out for scorpions) or up to Montana de Oro for tidepooling!

In October there is a migration of butterflies that stop at the trees in Morro Bay on their way down to Mexico. You can watch the trees "glitter"!

Perfect camping

Morro bay is one of my favorite spots. This campground is always perfect. The staff is great. Always clean. Close to everything.

Beautiful campground.

This was a very nice campground with over a hundred sites for all types of campers. Rv's tents, hike and bike campers ect. Parking is easy in most sites. If you have read my other reviews, I am all about the bathrooms! These were maintained well with flush toilets and token operated showers.

They have unexpected amenities like an observatory, which was my favorite part of the trip, besides seeing the seals and otters all over the bay! Each site has fire rings and picnic tables and there is wood for sale on site. There is a store that has everything you need.

Boat launch and golf course, there really is something to do for everyone. Still pretty expensive in my opinion, but this is so worth it, with all the other stuff there is to do.

Beautiful and relaxing

This campground is nice any time of year- Including December! During the summer it will be packed, but during the off-season, the place is all yours- and almost perfection.

Lots of trees, grass, some bigger spots than others. Short Walking distance to the Bay and boat dock with kayaks/canoes, etc, plus a restaurant.

Established campground, basic sites, convenient to town

This is a well established California state park campground, just a mile or so from the small coastal town of Morro Bay. There are 30 water/electric hookup sites (all fhu sites are pull-through), about 100 dry sites of various sizes, and a dump station and clean-water-fill. There are park aides in the kiosk from 8am. to about 9:00pm in summer, and 9am to 5pm in winter, and always a camp host on duty To report problems to, or to buy firewood from. It's one of the busiest parks in the state park system, and it's a good idea to get reservations if possible. Bathrooms/token showers are very aged and function unreliably. Lots of big trees for shade in many areas, and a nice estuary boardwalk close by for a stroll.

Quiet, Secluded, and Beautiful

Unlike many state campgrounds you find near the highway or railroad tracks, this one is located a nice distance from the road.  Still, it is within walking distance to a small marina and restaurant. The quaint town of Morro Bay is nearby for fine dining and shopping.  The campground offers services you typically find at state campsites. The hike and bike camping area was $5 and situated in tall trees.

One of our all time favorites

This Is a fantastic site that has not only the fun of camping and being outdoors, but it is conveniently located walking or biking distance from the town. There are plenty of restaurants, attractions, and activities in close proximity to the site. the Morrow Bay Aquarium behind the giftshoo on the main drive of Morrow Bay is a really fun side trip.

One of my favorite sites on the coast

I love this campground. It is one of my favorite sites on the California coast. The campground is always clean and quiet. You can hike up the mountain to get a great view of the coast, Morro Rock and Morro bay. You are a short walk down to the bay where you can rent kayaks or canoes to go out into the bay or onto the sand spit.

Unexpected Gem

As a person who typically camps in remoter spots, I was pleasantly surprised by Morro Bay State Park in Morro Bay, CA. Although it is nestled between a golf course and surrounding community, once there, the site is as good as being at a remoter site but with the super convenience of having a beautiful and charming sea side town just outside of it. Perfect for the family that wants to dip-there-toe into camping without wanting to be too far from amenities and services.