Montaña de Oro State Park, CA


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Translated to “mountain of gold”, Montaña de Oro State Park features cliffs, canyons, and hills covered by golden wildflowers. This park is one of California’s hidden gems along the Morro Bay area.

Featuring mountain biking and equestrian trails, Montaña de Oro is a must-see any adventurer. The campsites overlook some of the best bluffs and ocean views California has to offer, allowing for peak relaxation between your favorite activities.

RVs and travel trailers of up to 27 feet in length are welcome at the campsite, a full 8,000 acres in scope. The park features 7 miles of undeveloped coastline, a rare and breathtaking site. There are 59 campsites; 54 traditional and 5 equestrian.

This campsite isn’t your typical secluded forest site, surrounded instead by sandy beaches, coastal plains, streams, canyons, and hills.

The campsite is pet friendly and open all year round.

For day trips, the park is open from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Bring the whole family and enjoy moderate trails, sandy, pet friendly Spooner’s Cove Beach, and moderate, temperate weather.

For those looking for more intensive trails, the park features Valencia Peak, Oats Peak, and the aptly named Hazard Peak. Even more intimidating? The park’s Bloody Nose Trail.

It is recommended to pack water and food in advance, as there is no food available within the park. However, the not too distant San Luis Obispo has a great selection of  local restaurants for those willing to leave the park in order to grab a bite during their stay.

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