Morro Bay Camping

San Luis Obispo County

Morro Bay Camping


  • Morro Bay State Park
  • Morro Strand State Beach
  • Montaņa de Oro State Park

Campground Regulations

  • Dogs on leash permitted in campsites and park roads, may not be left unattended and must be in tent or vehicle at night.
  • No dogs on beach (except Spooner's Cove beach) or trails
  • Electrical outlets in restroom may not be used for long duration charging
  • No camping or fires on the beach

Go Prepared

Morro Bay State Park Campground, CA

Morro Bay State Park Camping

Morro Bay State Park campground is located close to Morro Bay, next to the marina and the Morro Bay Golf Course. The campground has a wide variety of sites for tents and RVs up to 25 feet or 35 feet. There are also several accessible campsites and Hike & Bike campsites. Picnickers may use the picnic areas of the campground.


  • 126 campsites
  • RV water and electricity hook-ups in sites 1-30
  • Campfire center
  • Restrooms with coin operated showers
  • Sanitation (dump) station
  • Trails and viewpoints
  • Picnic area

Morro Strand State Beach Camping

Located along the coast between Morro Bay and Cayucos, Morro Strand's campground is best suited to RV-style camping. The ocean-front site is on Yerba Buena Street, off Highway 1. The campground resembles a parking lot, with adjacent sandy areas where a tent can be pitched. Because the campground is so close to the ocean it can be windy.

Facilities include restrooms, but no hot showers. Campers may show their campsite receipt at Morro Bay State Park to gain free access to the campground there and use the showers. There are 75 campsites. RVs are limited to 25'.

Fees: $35
Reservations: Reserve America - Morro Strand State Beach

Islay Creek Campground
Montaņa de Oro State Park

Islay Creek Campground in Montaņa de Oro State Park is near the park headquarters at Spooner Cove. During the summer all of the sites are open for reservations, while in the off-season half of the sites are kept available for first-come, first-served campers. Park entry is even miles south of Los Osos on Pecho Rd.

Montana de Oro state park, CA

Campground Facilities

  • 47 standard campsites for tents or RVs up to 27 feet
  • 3 accessible sites, all restrooms accessible
  • 4 environmental campsites, , 3 horse sites, 2 group horse campsites
  • Restrooms, pit toilets
  • Picnic tables, fire pits, food storage locker
  • Campfire center

Campers may show their campsite receipt at Morro Bay State Park to gain free access to the campground there and use the showers. The Islay Creek Campground is within walking distance of Spooner's Cove and is close to the trailheads for many of the hiking trails in the park. Dogs on leash are allowed on Spooner's Cove beach, but not on park trails.

Group and Horse Campsites

Each of the two group horse sites can hold up to 50 campers and 20 vehicles. These are primitive sites with pit toilets and no potable water. You must have a minimum of 7 horses. Additional horses - up to a maximum of 25 - are $2 each per night. Water is available for horses only.

There are 3 regular campsites for campers with horses. Each site can have up to 8 people and 4 vehicles. Campers at the horse sites must have at least one horse. Additional horses - up to a maximum of 6 - are $2 per night each. The horse campsites are primitive, with pit toilets and water for horses only. Campers must bring in their own potable water. Campers must haul out trash and muck out stalls.

Environmental Sites

Environmental campsites are hike-in sites. Parking is at least 100 yards and up to ½ mile from the site. The sites can be hard to find in the dark. Each site can accommodate up to 8 people. There are pit toilets, but no water. Dogs and ground fires are not allowed. Sites 1 and 2 are near the horse group sites. Sites 3 and 4 are more isolated.

Montaņa de Oro State Park and Reservations

Standard Campsites $25
Horse Camps: $50
Group Horse Camps: $150
Environmental Sites: $20
Hike & Bike: $5
Reservations: Reserve America - Montaņa de Oro State Park

Comments from Previous Campers

  • At night it's quiet and you can hear the waves crashing
  • Site #31 is large and flat and fairly private
  • Buy firewood from the camp host
  • Raccoons come around at night, lock up your food
  • Campground hosts and ranger are super nice and helpful
  • There is not a lot of shade in the campground

Morro Bay State Park Group Camping

Two Group Campgrounds are available, Chorro Group Camp which can serve a maximum of 35 campers and Osos Group Camp which is limited to 25 campers.

Morro Bay State Park Fees and Reservations

Standard Campsites $35
Sites with Hook-ups: $50
Hike & Bike Tent Sites: $5
Chorro Group Site $165
Osos Group Site $100
Reservations: Reserve America - Morro Bay State Park

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Bay Pines RV Home

1501 Quintana Road, Morro Bay, CA
805-772-3223   Bay Pines RV Home
112 spaces, clean restrooms and showers, coin laundry full hook-ups, heated pool and spa, satellite TV, WiFi
Rates: $$

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