Morro Bay State Park campground consists of 135 sites shaded by a mixed forest planted by the CCC in the 1930’s. This does not cause for much shade or privacy between sites, but what’s the fun in camping without making some new friends? The bathrooms and showers are consistently cleaned and stocked with warm water, while the proximity of the campgrounds to the golf course and marina are definitely a major plus. Parking is also close, so that’s not a worry, while the campground is also known to fill up on weekends. A definite advantage to the site is its proximity to the beach, a bonus that definitely outweighs all the sand you’ll be finding two weeks after you get back!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
246 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


Many of the available trails in the Morro Bay are open to your wildest mountain biking desires, and a full list of paths in and...Read more


It’s not called Morro Bay State Park for no reason, as boating on the bay is one of the most enjoyed elements for visitors. Hea...Read more


Due to the Marine Life Protection Act, Morro Bay State Park area is split up into an area for recreational fishing and the Morr...Read more


Morro Bay isn’t all about the Bay, as hiking is another very common endeavor among visitors to the Park. The most common trail ...Read more


Kayaking Morro Bay among the plethora of wildlife is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the beauty that is the Nationa...Read more


If you’re ready to brave the cold central Californian waters, then throw on your wetsuit and head out to one of the many beache...Read more

Wildlife watching

One element that separates Morro Bay from many other parks is the diversity and overall magnitude of species that inhabit the a...Read more

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Hipcamper Pierre
Pierre A.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 24th, 2015

We had a surprisingly good time there. The campground doesn't offer anything special other than appreciable and cheap showers – a quarter dollar is enough – but this is a nice area. Check out the bay at sunset! You can rent kayaks at the marina, in front of the Bayside Café.

You can rent kayaks hereSunset on the Morro Bay, a 3 minutes walk from the campground.
Hipcamper Jordan
Jordan S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 21st, 2015

This was the first place I ever camped.

It's not very secluded at all, it's only a short 10 minute walk into town which isn't really my preference. The campsite itself is pretty nice. There are some nice hikes available and the air is nice and crisp in the mornings. The campsites themselves were kind of hard to distinguish between, can't really tell where one begins and the other ends, but that could've been a rookie mistake made by me.

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Hipcamper Kristi
Kristi R.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
March 28th, 2017

essentially a parking lot, but right at the beach.

Hipcamper Jeff
Jeff A.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 25th, 2017

Find a site where the turkey vultures don't roost - it can get ugly!

Hipcamper John
John S.
recommends this listing.
July 29th, 2017

This is a great "traditional" campground that gives you access to surfing the rock and fishing in the harbor all by yourself. There's a lovely nature walk across from the campsite and close proximity to cafes about 10 minutes away by car or less.

Hipcamper Chanel
Chanel C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 16th, 2017

+ Campgrounds is a stone's throw from the marina. This is especially great if you enjoy being by the water. A lot of campers bring their own kayaks, canoes, SUP boards, etc.

+ Less than 2 miles from the Embarcadero where there are shops, restaurants, bars, cafes, boat tours, and water equipment rentals. It's a beautiful walk, an easy bike ride, and a quick drive into town. Best part, FREE PARKING everywhere! Also, plenty of public restrooms that are relatively clean.

+ Sites are very close together and not very spacious or private. Each campsite comes with parking for 1 car, a charcoal BBQ grill, a firepit, bear box, and picnic table.

+ The majority of campers here are older, retired RV campers so the campgrounds are well-kempt

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Hipcamper Kristin
Kristin L.
recommends this listing.
June 28th, 2017

Nice and quiet, awesome big trees! Lots to do in the area.

Hipcamper Cynthia
Cynthia F.
recommends this listing.
July 16th, 2017

Love kayaking here. Great group sites

Hipcamper Aly
Aly K.
doesn't recommend this listing.
July 20th, 2017

Not an ideal or scenic location.

Morro Bay State Park
United States
Phone Number
(805) 772-2560
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35.347° N, 120.841° W
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