Morro Bay State Park is located on the shore of Morro Bay and looks out over the waters of the bay and beyond to the wind-sculptured sand-dunes along the ocean. Morro Rock is a visible landmark which was used for centuries by mariners traveling up and down the coast. The park includes camping, picnic areas, an 18-hole golf course, two restaurants, a museum, a small boat harbor, guided hikes and lectures, and one of the most significant estuaries on the west coast.
There is a mix of new and old protecting the historic character of the campground where the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) helped build the park in the 1930s. The CCC projects included the original stone picnic tables, stoves, and buildings.
The park has 134 campsites, each with a table, stove and food lockers. There are designated hike & bike sites, but no en-route camping nor environmental camps. Twelve sites are ADA accessible sites. There are restrooms with hot showers within the park so bring lots of quarters. The campsites will accommodate trailers and motor homes up to 35 feet long and 27 sites have hookups for water and electricity only. There is a dump-station on site for RVs. There are two group campsites, Chorro (35 people maximum) and Osos (25 people maximum), which range in price. Fees include entry for 1 vehicle and 1 (legally towed) vehicle or trailer, additional vehicles will be charged per night at the park.
Volunteers in State Parks (VIP)
Volunteer camp host positions are available in over 100 parks. This is a great opportunity to spend time in Morro Bay and meet fellow travelers.
Camp host duties vary according to each park but generally include providing visitor information, staffing visitor centers and museums, maintenance projects and general housekeeping. Most hosts work approximately 20 hours a week and, in exchange for those services, the hosts are provided with a free campsite during their stay.