Morro Bay State Park
1 State Park Road, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Morro Bay State Park features lagoon and natural bay habitats. The bay’s most prominent landmark is Morro
Rock - illegal to climb. The park has opportunities for sailing, fishing, hiking, and bird watching. The park museum
has exhibits that cover natural features and cultural history, Native American life, geology, and oceanography.
The park also has a colorful marina and an 18-hole public golf course. On the bay’s northeast edge is a pristine
saltwater marsh that supports a thriving bird population. Please help preserve our park for the future by following
PARK FEES are due upon entry into the park. Use the
self-registration system if the entrance station is closed.
The campsite fee covers one vehicle and one legally
towed-in vehicle. Additional fees apply for extra vehicles,
including motorcycles. A valid camping/extra vehicle tag
must be visible inside the windshield.
campsite and must be kept in a tent or vehicle at night.
Please pick up after your dog.
HORSES are not allowed in the campground or other
areas of the park west of South Bay Boulevard.
SPEED LIMIT: The maximum speed limit is 15 mph.
When pedestrians, bicyclists, and children are present
VEHICLE PARKING: No more than three licensed vehicles even 15 mph might be too fast. Use good judgment.
per site (four for motorcycles). A trailer is considered a
ELECTRICAL OUTLETS in the restrooms are for shortvehicle. All vehicles must be parked on the pavement.
duration use. Do not use outlets for long duration
CAMPSITE driveways are either 25 or 35 feet. All vehicles charging/appliances. Do not use extension cords in these
must be parked entirely on the pavement. Picnic tables
outlets. Outlets outside of the restrooms are for State
must remain at designated campsites
Parks Maintenance use only.
OCCUPANCY: There is an eight-person MAXIMUM limit
BICYCLE, skateboard, and scooter riders under age
per family campsite. Do not occupy sites you have not
18 are required by law to wear a helmet. Mopeds and
paid for or disturb campsites occupied by other campers. motorized scooter operators must be 16 years of age or
CHECK-OUT TIME is noon. Please vacate your site by that older and licensed according to state laws.
time. Check-in time is 2 p.m.
PLANTS/WILDLIFE: All features in state parks are
QUIET HOURS are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Voices and
protected by law and may not be disturbed in any way.
music can travel far in the campground. Please, no radios, Please do not feed the wildlife.
musical instruments, or loud talking during quiet hours.
TRASH: Please recycle your trash whenever possible.
GENERATORS may not be operated between the
hours of 8 p.m. and 10 a.m.
Receptacles are located throughout the campground.
PETS: Dogs are permitted in the campground, on park
roads, and on trails in the Black Hill area. Dogs must be
kept on a leash no longer than six feet, and under adult
control at all times. Dogs may not be left alone in the
DAY USE: The picnic area next to the campfire center in
the campground may be used by the public and school
groups. Day-use fees are required for all vehicles visiting
the picnic area and not registered in the campground.
GROUP CAMPS: Except for the expanded occupancy, all
SHOWERS require tokens to operate.
general regulations apply. Chorro Group Camp is limited
WOOD/FIRES: Wood gathering is PROHIBITED. Firewood to 35 campers and 15 vehicles (2 RV maximum). Osos
Group Camp is limited to 25 campers and 10 vehicles
and kindling are available for purchase from the camp
hosts at campsites 31, 40, and 135. Fires are only allowed (2 RV maximum). Vehicles are not permitted past the
in the provided fire rings/stoves at each site.
Thank you for helping preserve our state parks!
CAMPING RESERVATIONS: You may make camping reservations by calling (800) 444-7275 (TTY 800-274-7275).
To make online reservations, visit our website at www.parks.ca.gov.
ALTERNATE FORMAT: If you need this publication in an alternate format,
Black Hill Trail
(no sewer hookups)
Morro Bay State Park
/ / / Morro Bay Golf Course / / /
Map not to scale
to Museum of Natural
History, Heron Rookery
to White Pt.
© 2011 California State Parks (Rev. 2016)