We got the only site available for overnight so best to call ahead. Most sites occupied by seasonal or permanent residents. Site was a well gravelled almost level back-in. Electric, water, and cable TV were shared from another site, but no problem connecting. All utilities worked fine. Cable TV selection fairly basic, but did have most major cable channels. Wi-Fi worked most of the time, but got bumped due to limited bandwidth. The laundry is old, but clean and efficient. Most sites have a table, but there are nicer tables and BBQs on some grass strips set aside down the middle of the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Have to agree with other reviews. Very nice and well maintained. Although close to Hwy 1, it was quiet at night. Had no trouble getting my 19 footer in. Saw lots of RV's on leveling blocks, including mine. $34 for full hookups, clean restrooms and laundry facilities is a bargain in CA! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a small but very well kept park with mostly permanent or long term residents. The spaces are very tight and we had a little trouble getting into and out of our site with our 40 footer. It is easy to get to from the highway and close to Morro Bay sights. There is only 30 amp service but you don't need AC so it is adequate. The Wi-Fi was good. The host was very nice. The laundry was old but clean, with a very nice paperback book and movie library. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Really lovely people here. Site was a bit tight to back onto (38 footer) but made it fine with the help of one of the hosts. Nice and quiet site but easy to get to off the freeway and close to the State Park, beaches and town. Lots to see in the area and would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a nice park. It is older but well maintained. A little tight getting in, but experienced drivers shouldn't have a problem. I saw the managers putting people in with a tractor. Staff were all very friendly and accommodating. Clean bathrooms, laundry room, etc. Wi-Fi was working well: all new equipment they said. Lovely view over a meadow with deer, wild pigs, etc. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice campground with nice scenery, but they make you take the dogs across the street to the shoulder to do their business. Not a comfy feeling with the cars driving by, and definitely not when it is night. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This the nicest RV park in Morro Bay, in our opinion. Many permanent and summer residents, all very friendly. Great managers. Nice pool and modern laundry. We stayed the whole summer and fell in love with the Central Coastal area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Somewhat narrow lanes and sites, which were not level but negotiable, even by some large fivers and motorhomes. Very clean campground, swimming pool for the grand-kids, nearby walking trails, and nestled in a valley near Morro Bay. Wi-Fi very spotty and weak, but cable TV company working on problem as we left. Stayed 6 nights. Would return for certain if the Wi-Fi problem is resolved. (Cell reception too weak for tethering of computer to cell phone). Very hospitable and accommodating staff. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here for 4 days and 3 nights. The spaces were close and the Wi-Fi weaker than weak. Would I stay here again. Yes. The bathrooms and showers are old and in need of repair but all in all, it was just fine. I think the staff is very nice and they have coffee and informational brochures for travelers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Loved this campground. They put us in a spot that was on top of a hill and overlooked a field where we were able to see deer, wild pigs, rabbits, and all kinds of birds. Can't beat the price either. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very tight, cramped spaces are all back-ins. Internet WiFi was very slow. While they do allow pets, they do not provide any pet facilities at all. In fact, you have to walk outside the park, across the street, and walk your dogs there. I would not recommend this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice park conveniently located close to Morro Bay. You can easily ride your bike into town or out to the estuaries. Close to shopping. You have some road noise from Hwy 1 but it stops at night and is quiet. The spaces are a little tight for maneuvering large rigs and they all seem to be sloped which means after getting in to the tight space you have to jockey to put blocks up to get level. The pool is nice. Managers are very nice. There is no extra parking inside the park, so 2nd vehicles have to be parked out on the street. Overall a nice park. I would recommend it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is at the east edge of the town of Morro Bay just south of Highway 1 and is by far the best rate around. I think it was built in the 1950's so the spaces are tight compared to those in places like Arizona, and they are all back in spaces. The manager was kind enough to help us get our 35' fifth wheel backed in and it was pretty easy with his great instructions. Just ask for help if you need it. There are lots of shade trees throughout the park, mostly pines. The staff is all helpful, professional and friendly. They have all sorts of great information about things to do in the area and lots of brochures in the front office to help you get oriented. There is also a DVD video check out library. The laundry facilities work great; it costs $2.00 per load for the washers and 25 cents for each 10 minutes on the dryers I found that 75 cents to $1.00 will dry a load of clothes including towels and jeans. We don't watch TV so have no experience with the TV service here, but I think it's satellite TV run throughout the park. They have a wireless internet connection included in the price of rent but we did not use it. There are phone hookups at every site and we got a DSL connection through AT&T because we stayed here for 6 months. The nightly rate I listed is what people pay to stay one night, not including tax. Our winter rate was $475 per month with electricity included, the rate is $550 per month in the summer. There is absolutely no better deal in town for an RV spot. The limit on a stay in most parks on Morro Bay is six months so we have to leave soon because our six months is up, but we would love to stay longer. The neighbors are friendly. The grounds are very clean and there is a heated pool and spa in the park which seems to be popular but we never used it. We have been very happy with our experience at Bay Pines! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for one night as we were passing through. Although the park advertises being pet friendly, the park rules state that you have to take you pets off property for them to do their business. We were traveling with two small dogs and the owner complained to us because one of them peed on the rocks on the way to pet area across the street out of the park. I guess the owner expects you to be able to tell your dog to hold it until you can get out of the park first. The sites are really close together, without any grass. I would advise anyone having pets to find another campground. If we pass through this area again, we won't stay in this park again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We've stayed here a lot. It's a nice park, with clean facilities, a nice swimming pool and (mostly) friendly managers. Don't believe the "112 spaces," though because most of the park is occupied by long-term residents (some of the RVs look like they've been here since Truman was president). The utilities work well, laundry facility is clean, but their "free Wi-Fi" is so underpowered it's useless: don't even bother. There are some creepy homeless people who live in their cars along the street. You'll see them relieving themselves by the roadside and throwing their trash in the bushes. Disgusting. The busy street, by the way, is where you will have to walk your dog because management won't let you walk the dog in the park: absolutely forbidden. It is a very difficult park to get your trailer into; roads are narrow and sites are narrow and tight. But the park is in a scenic location, right on the highway, and close to shopping & restaurants in MB. Always cool weather and a nice place to visit. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
My husband and I have been coming to stay in the park for the past 3 years. We originally came to celebrate our anniversary. Each time we come, we enjoy our visit and continue to find our stay extremely pleasant. The management has been very helpful and accommodating. Now, we come as often as we can. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Adequate for a short stay, but would look around a bit if staying longer. Would also like to be closer to the beach, but beggars can't be choosers and all that. Quiet and quite clean, but just a bit cramped. Pool, bathrooms and laundry very clean which is very important to us. I would also like Wi-Fi in the motor home, but understand it is a cost issue. Hosts are very friendly and helpful. Would not hesitate to spend another night there if passing through. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park sounded great by reading their website. The spaces are very close together and mostly used by long term housing. We had very little space to back in our 26 foot trailer that was being driven by a suburban. The office is open very limited hours. The host does not answer the phone after 6 pm. My child being ill late one night and no one answered the door to the office when we went looking for directions to the nearest hospital. We will NOT stay here again! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 6 / 10 ]
This appears to be an older park which is overdue for an upgrade. Sites are wide enough, but maximum length is only 40' which makes it a tight fit for bigger rigs especially when vehicles are parked in the driveway. Most residents are long term or transient workers types. On the plus side, the management is helpful, the park has a nice pool, the free WiFi works well and it's cleaner than most of this type. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an older park, but OK for a stop on-route. We had expected the park to be noisy, but this was not the case at all. Mostly, long time residents but without looking run down as most of this type of places do. Clean bath rooms and showers. Friendly management. We came in a 40' motorhome, and the place is generally not suited for this. We managed to park between 2 5th wheelers but it took a couple of attempts to get into possition. When sliding out the sides we were overhanging the "neighbourghs proporty" indicated by a line laid down in the gravel. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As far our campsite/place to stay, it has really lived up to what I was expecting and more. There are quite a few full timers here but even so, this is a QUIET park! I know there must be some kids around because I see the toys, but I have not heard a single one so far! This place is also CLEAN! I mean, the bathrooms and showers are really, really clean. No spiders, no grunge on the floors, clean toilets and no graffiti. If there is any downside, it would be that the sites themselves are gravel so you may have to level yourself out a bit. We got lucky and it worked with no boards at all, but we saw others that had to use a few to level out. Also, the services are in the back of the site, so have long hoses and cords. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This could really be a special park if not for the fact that they have not updated the site size for 30 years. The site we were asked to back our 36 ft. fifth wheel into was very challenging. In actuallity, we could not place in the correct central location because of the site size and the sites not being level. The magagment agrees that the sites are too small for the newere bigger rigs, but that is just the way it is. If it were not for the location, this would just be another park with unfriendly managers. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Basically a brick parking lot with mostly full-timers. As far as I can tell, they have one spot with TV, but it’s just a few feet from busy, noisy Main St. Don’t believe them when they say it quiets down in the evening. Another spot with partial H/U is maybe half a block away: off Beach St. and probably quieter. Within walking distance of many attractions, well-maintained, clean restrooms/showers, laundry facilities, nice manager, good Wi-Fi and TV reception. Spaces are level and not too tight. Nothing for kids. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate is for average for month's stay, including access to BR and electricity. Average daily rate is $38. We have stayed here many times for a month or longer each time. Very friendly owners and the RV park is situated in Morro Bay itself within walking distance to the downtown and the Embarcadero. Not many extra amenities, but Wi-Fi is superb! Will definitely return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great place for a one-night stop over going up the coast on Hwy 1. Basically a brick parking lot with hook-ups but extremely friendly staff and immaculate bathrooms/showers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent place to stay! Small park right in town, 2 blocks from waterfront and hundreds of restaurants. They were able to accommodate us in a 40 foot, Class A with 20 foot trailer! Owned by the same family for many years. Very friendly and helpful! This was one of the better park experiences we have had! Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed at this park multiple times over the past several years, during summer and at Christmas. We have never been disappointed. However, we are not RV resort' people. We do not need the so-called amenities that make RVing so expensive. This park is sparkling clean, convenient to stores, restaurants, and the waterfront, and one of the quietest parks we've ever visited. We sometimes go days without using our truck simply because everything is so nearby. If you are looking for fancy, Cypress may not be your cup of tea, but if you want a quiet, clean, and convenient park with friendly on-site owners, this is your place. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Quiet and quaint park with the best location in Morro Bay. Ended up staying an extra month because of the park and location. We felt like locals. Can walk everywhere from this park: library, post office, beach, rocks, quaint stores, delicious restaurants, farmer's market, and grocery store. Took our dogs everywhere. Probably the most friendly dog-town we've been to. This is a no-frills park with basic full hook-up services. Park has brick paved lot with gravel/brick sites. Back-in sites. Pad had room in front and side to park our little car. WiFi was strong and stable. Lots of cable TV channels. Clean bathrooms. Electricity was stable. 2 washing machines, 1 large dryer and outside clothesline. Owners are kind and helpful. They were out everyday cleaning the park or trimming the grass. Mostly class A's. Some fifth wheels. All neighboring RV's in good to great condition. Morro Bay, Cayucos, Los Osos, and nearby wine country. Would definitely come back to this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed the months of June and July at this site. Access to city of Morro Bay and environs was very convenient. Easy stroll to waterfront and dining, as well as downtown. The weather was awesome. Park has accommodating and gracious hosts. Restroom facilities were always clean. Most sites are bricked or concrete platforms and very impressive. We would not hesitate to return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
My husband and I stay here nearly every winter break for approximately 2 weeks. We have never been disappointed nor treated poorly by the owners. While this is not a "resort" type park, it is immaculate, convenient, and peaceful. We walk to town for meals when I don't cook; we ride our bikes on the trail and surface streets, and we can drive to nearby shopping/tourist areas such as San Luis Obispo or 5 Cities. A gem, indeed! And yes, the brick work that Andy has accomplished is phenomenal. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
When I stayed here in may I really liked it. I called to make reservations to take my wife out to Morro Bay later in the year, and what a run around I got. The owner didn't want to give me the same spot, even though I was giving him lots of lead time. Then refused to take my reservation without a credit card. He would not accept the fact that some of us don't use credit cards any more. He let me know in no uncertain terms that he wouldn't trust anyone without a card. I tried to explain to him that I was a minister and my word was good. Guess what ? He tells me he has heard that song and dance before. Too bad he has taken on that "we don't trust anyone" attitude so common in CA. I guess we will be taking our tourist dollars somewhere else from now on. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Here is one that is missed by everyone, including me, when I come to Morro Bay. This is a really nice, very quiet, clean, clean, clean park. It's pretty small and the Prevost crowd won't like it, but I have found a new home. The owner is a gem of a guy and is spending his life trying to pave the entire place with bricks. Yes, bricks. You must stop and see this, its really cool looking. I'll definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
For travelers just passing through for an overnight, this was a convenient, centrally located park. Backs up to a quiet residential street, about a five minute walk to the waterfront restaurant row. Some view of Morro Rock and the power plant at sunset. Most spaces appear to be rented to long-termers. We had limited hook-ups (water, electricity). Bathrooms and showers were very clean. I would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Clean, well-maintained park with very friendly, helpful owners. Very tight sites for large rig; even window awnings intruded into adjacent site. Two blocks from waterfront and downtown shopping district. A great location, an old-style park with owners who are investing in improvements. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very clean and State Park campsite. The RV sites are all pull through, so it's easy in and easy out. Sites are paved and level. Some have shade, but most are without. Electrical and water hook ups are all working and in good order, bathrooms are clean and well kept. Showers are free; water was warm but not hot. No camp store but nearby town is walking distance. Would recommend and we'd go back there again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is one of the best state parks we have stayed. Sites are not on the water and a couple miles from the "rock" but in walking distance to marina and small beach. Nice golf course is adjacent to the campground. Walking distance to a great little restaurant Bayside. First come first serve to reserved RV sites, but all were about the same. Clean, very friendly staff. Museum also in walking distance and town is a bike ride away. Will definitely come back since there is water/electric for the RV sites and dump station also on site. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We love this area, so our review may be biased. We had an ADA site with electric and water hookups for our 37' travel trailer. Plenty of room for the truck and trailer. The site is a cement slab with a table and fire pit. The pad was perfectly level, negotiable by a wheelchair, and with room to deploy the lift. Be sure to get the state park access pass to enjoy a 50% discount. This is not the same as the handicap placard for parking in handicapped parking zones. The placard will allow you to use the ADA spot, but will not give you the discount. Also, please don't reserve the spot without a handicap placard. You will be turned away, and you will have taken the spot from someone who really needs it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We love this park. It is clean and spacious, and is close to the bay and hiking trails. We've stayed here several times and have always had a great experience. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 7 / 10 ]
The bathrooms were dated but clean, unfortunately there was no soap and no towels or blower to dry with. We enjoyed the site and it gave us reasonable privacy (for a pull through). The location is great, and we enjoyed some great walks. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Sites and loops are paved and level. Sites are a little too close for our taste, but we did not have a problem with the noise level. We stayed at pull through site #23. It had water and electric hookups. Some sites are in the shade. Many, including #23, are in the sun and surrounded by shrub-size vegetation. Huge trees are scattered throughout the park. The site includes a fire ring/grill combo, CCC-era stone grill and picnic table made of stone, cement, and wood. Showers and restrooms were muddy at times. Some of the toilets were clogged. Park workers cleaned throughout the day, but it was hard for them to keep up during the weekend when the campground was full. Showers were free and had inconsistent hot water, which is exactly what posted signs said to expect. Just across the street from the campground entrance, is a place to rent canoes and kayaks. This is near the Bayside Cafe. Having a restaurant in walking distance to a campground is a nice treat. The Museum of Natural History was a very short walk down the road. This park has plenty of hiking trails, including one that goes to the top of Black Hill where you can get some great views. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed in site #6 which is a pull-through with 30amp electric and water hook-ups. There are no sewer hook-ups in park unless you are a host. There is however a sanitary dump located at the back end of the park. Site #6 is located directly across from a restroom/shower. The showers were all free this time because of a "no hot water guarantee". They were fine all week but there was a day of very little water pressure. Site 6 is directly across the street from the Morro Bay Yacht harbor and actually has a view of the water. The state nature museum is walking/biking distance and is free to registered campers, the kids will love it. The Morro Bay Golf Course is next door to the campground. Canoe and kayak rentals are across the street from the campground or you can launch your own there or at 3 or 4 other very close places. A walk/bike into downtown or the embarcadero is about 1.5 miles and is very nice during the week, a bit busy on the weekends. The host drive through the campground several times a day selling bundles of oak wood and kindling. The ranger comes through once at night. A fairly quiet campground except on the weekends when it's usually full. My $25 rate reflects 1/2 off hook-up rate. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is an outstanding state park. I cannot find a fault. We just loved the setting of the park as well as its amenities: trees/bushes between the hookup sites gave nice privacy, sites were level and just pristine with BBQ and fire pit and stone tables. The campground was within easy walking distance to so many things to do (restaurants, kayak rental, natural history museum: free for campers, hiking trails, beaches, and even golf). Lots of friendly rangers. Well set-up sanitation dump. We stayed on a sunny, warm winter (Super Bowl) weekend; I'd say about 75% of hookup sites were filled. There was lots of room in the non-hookup area. But I can see where reservations would be necessary as the high season approaches. AT&T 3G reception was OK; Verizon was non-existent. The Park offers WiFi for $7.99 a day. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a wonderful campground, it has large sites with plenty of room for a big rig. The majority of the sites are pull-throughs with very few back-ins. It's a quiet park with mountain and bay views. The showers and bathrooms are a bit old, but clean and with hot water. You are close to town, but not too close to ruin the camping experience. The only thing that would make this park better would be full hook-ups, but for now partial will do. I would recomend this park to anyone. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Yikes! Fifty bucks for a state campground with zero amenities? They even wanted 8 bucks for Wi-Fi. Not a bad place: nice setting, clean, sort of isolated, but close to town. Virtually every RV park around Morro Bay is cheaper with more to offer. If the state of California thinks this is the way to economic recovery, well, I'm glad i don't live here. We drove as fast as our Dodge would pull us to a cheaper and nicer park called Morro Dunes. (Right on the water and 20 bucks cheaper.) We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
One of the best state parks we've been to! There are a limited number of full-hookup sites, so book in advance if you want one. That park is beautiful, the rangers are very nice, and you're within walking distance of everything in Morro Bay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a favorite place to go any time of the year. You have a feeling of being in the mountains when you are actually at the beach. Lots of places to visit in the area, too. A day trip to Montana de Oro is a must. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park and great scenery. Rate was for non-hookup site. Good cafe to eat at across the street, other choices for food in town but too far to walk to. Also a nature center, mostly geared to children, is close by. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our first stay at a California State Park and we were very impressed. The trees, the views of the bay, and nearby shops/restaurants made our experience great. And to top it off, we had water, electric, and a Wi-Fi signal. This is a prime location to me and there’s so much to do here to include relaxing. We don’t know if the rate is considered expensive for a state park such as this, but we felt we got what we paid for here. Definitely we will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great place! We were in area with hook-ups which was filled to capacity. Obviously, a reservation is desired if you want hook-ups. Lots of open sites in rest of park, however. Previous reviewer commented it's within walking distance of town. I suspect it is as I walked about three quarters of a mile along the shoreline and then up a path that led into a residential area. Finally I ended in a small park that had steps leading to the beach. I suspect one could get to town that way. I was very impressed with the masonry work, done by the CCC's during the Depression era in the 1930s. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I loved this park! Sort of an "old school" feel. Nice setting. A lot of the sites were spacious. You could walk to town if you wanted. There are few hookup sites available, but they are a bit close together for me. This is a good campground to use as home base while you check out Hearst Castle, Morro Bay, etc. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I gave this park an 8 because the surroundings are beautiful and my husband likes it because it's a good place to ride his bike. What I don't particularly like is the lack of privacy between spots and most spots don't have hook-ups. The few spots with hook-ups are the best spots. Also, at least in the summer, it has an abundance of young children which is great if you have kids, but we don't, so it's not a real quiet place to be. We were able to walk to the town of Morro Bay since we don't tow a car and we are 50-60's in age so it's not a bad walk, just not much to do in town once you get there! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground with friendly people. Very user friendly. Don't arrive after dark if you don't know the campground (it's confusing). Very, very tight dump station turn. Lots of grass burrs in our dog's fur, so keep your dog well brushed while here. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Perhaps due to CA budget mess, rates are now $35/nite dry camping and $50/nite with full hookups. We were told they were first-come, first-served only. No reservations. Wi-Fi is available near ranger station. Nice park, very woodsy and scenic as previously described. Well kept, but not much of a bargain. We stayed only one night as there were full hookups in town for the same money with Wi-Fi at site, laundry, pool, etc. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great State Park, very clean and taken care of. The campground is close to the marina and has great trees all around. The sites are very good, had no problem with a 34-ft motorhome and car: did not have to unhook if I didn't want to. The town of Morro is very close and we had a great time down by the docks. The campground host was great and his site was very clean. We will stay here many more times. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We arrived after hours (had a reservation) and were directed by a park ranger to our site. We were specifically advised not to use a generator during non-generator hours. I appreciated the concern for quiet time, only wish the ranger would come by during those hours to enforce it. Camp host site was the most uninviting camp site I have ever seen. We were here 7 days and not sure what he did. Our refrigerator stopped working, I went to the SP entrance for information, she gave me phone book, not helpfull at all. Called Morro Dunes RV and a gentleman came out and repaired the refrigerator. He was honest and fixed the problem for a very fair price. If you need RV repairs while in the area, call them. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice park, quiet. Lots of greenery, it is across from the marsh where lots of birds hang out. We saw lots of birds. The sites aren't real wide but good enough. Very nice state park, close to Morro Bay. We will go back We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground was one of our favorites on a trip up the California coast. We stayed in one of the non-serviced sites. It was clean, level, and spacious with a grill and fire pit. The personnel were friendly and helpful. Though the park is close to town, it is large enough that you are not aware of it being near a populated area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great campground! Close to Morro Bay, close to San Luis Obispo. My family and I love it here. Book early and get a site with hook-ups (water and electric only). Sites are private and campground is in a very natural setting. One of the few campgrounds where I woke up in the middle of the night to the sound of an owl in the tree above our trailer. You can even get pizza delivered to your site from one of the local eateries! Great stuff! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here 5 nights, great destination State Park. Thirty of the sites have electric and water hookups, these are reserved early so plan ahead. Dump station, clean showers & restrooms, fire rings, TV antenna picked up four channels. The Wi-Fi is offered through AT&T and is very expensive, best to drive into Morro Bay and go to The Top Dog Cafe on Main St, free Wi-Fi if you buy something. The History Museum is right next to the campground, use the free entry pass they give you at check-in to save $2 per person. The Monarch Butterflies were in Pismo Beach at the 'North Beach State Park' (Nov through March), plenty of signs to tell you where to go. Some other great things to see and do: SLO (every) Thursday night market on Hiqueria St; the SLO Mission & Museum; Elfin Forest; Morro Rock; Nit-Wit Ridge house in Cambria. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We didn't actually stay at this campground. We tryed to make a booking over the Internet, but here it said that 40' RV's could not be accommodated and we, therefore, had to find an alternative site. On the 18th of November 2008 we then went to see the campground, and it appears that around 30 sites will in fact take a 40' RV. The on-site ranger had in her possession a campground map that showed a large number of sites with length 40' or more. The "trick" is to know which of the sites that will take your 40' RV and then book it despite it saying f.x. 32' only. The ranger told us that you will not be turned away as long as your rig will fit in the space you have booked. It sounds like someone in the reservation office need an ungent update. Apart from this, the park looked in mint condition and we would like to stay here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were is site 23 which is a pull-through hookup site, no sewer. The trees have been thinned out considerably, but there is still shade. The weather could not have been nicer. Golf course is discounted for campers; the museum and marina with kayak & canoe rentals is within walking distance. The bathhouses are pretty good for a state park and maintained everyday. The sites all have a table, fire ring and bbq; the non-hookup sites also have a food locker. Great destination park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Park has many mature eucalyptus, cypress, and pine trees. Our site 20 had a big eucalyptus that kept dropping seed cones on our rig. Easy walk to Windy Cove, Natural History Museum, and Heron Rookery. Campsites needed the accumulated bark,seeds, and sand cleaned off. My experience with California state parks is that this is one job not done enough. There were no butterflies in the grove. Most of them are down in Pismo Beach. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Location, location, location. Morro Bay is a wonderful destination, and from this camp you can ride your bike into town, rent kayaks, explore the wetlands, and play golf at the adjacent ocean-view, challenging public course, that we paid $20 for off-peak. We had great February weather, with none of the infamous fog. The park is set amongst Monterey Pine trees, and there are only a precious few hookup sites, that are full much of the time on reservations, even on many winter weekdays. The non-hookup sites are easier to get, except on some weekends and during the summer. Those are actually nicer, more spacious sites. Be warned that the trees may just block your satellite at many of the sites. Supposedly the front row hookups and the '50's (dry) are good for satellites, but our Dish worked from both sites we stayed at (#14 hookups $29, and #83 dry $20). There are no sewer hookups, and the single dump station, which also services Montana de Oro campground, can have a lineup. So, reserve early and enjoy a top-notch destination and very pleasant campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Plan ahead as the hook-up sites are limited. That's the only bad thing about a beautiful park. The trees mentioned in an earlier review are being thinned out. The Nature Museum is great and very kid friendly. Nice and clean and well maintained. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great State Park. We used this as a base camp to sight see the Central Coast area. Close to Hearst Castle (30 miles), Cambria, Elephant Seals. Sites are level, campsites are a nice distance from each other. Restrooms and shower rooms were clean and kept clean through the week we were there. Dump station is free if camping there. Museum was interesting and interactive - free if camping. Easy access to Morro Rock, Embarcadero. Can't wait to go back! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice place, ideal for a vacation. Only 30 hookups, though, so make a reservation if you need one. Lots of eucalyptus trees which drop bark and leaves and may make it look messy to some people. Fabulous birding, I saw 42 species on our first day. Nice hike up Black Hill and easy bike ride into Morro Bay or to Bayside. They were having difficulty with the hot water system for showers so showers were free when we visited. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We like this campground a lot. It is close to the water but not visible from the campground. It is a beautiful location. There is a dump station but you have to pay. It was quiet. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great park. I love to come here year around. Great natural history museum that is very interactive and free if you camp there. Only 20 hookup sites so plan way ahead. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 3 / 10 ]
I would sure like to know where our State Park Campground fees are going. They certainly are NOT going back into the State Parks. This place is an overgrown weed infested dirty rundown park. I have stayed in parking lots that were much nicer and cleaner than this. The generator hours are out of line with reality, 10:00a to 8:00p. I like to have breakfast and coffee before 10:00a and watch TV after 8:00p. What were they thinking. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Level pads. Lots of trees created private and cozy settings. Nice restaurants nearby. Nature center on the grounds. Just a couple hundred yards from the marina. We were there in between major storms so showers had no hot water and not all restrooms were open. Close enough to Hearst Castle to commute up and back. I loved this place and wish we had stayed more than a single night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This state park campground is outstanding an all respects. It is one of the few California state parks that provide hookups. I went in without a reservation, using a disabled veteran's pass. The Ranger very cordially assigned me a space with hookups. There is a marina within walking distance, where there is a good restaurant. Without a doubt, this is the best California State Park that I've been to. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed on the first weekend they reopened after a major rebuild. It was our first trip out with our new trailer. The sites are clean, the restrooms were brand new. The hosts were very helpful. The park is wonderful. Make reservations early it books up fast. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Recent million dollar plus renovation. Many of the non-native trees removed. What was once so dark and damp it was more a haven for vampires is now open and light. Campground hosts are friendly. 30 water and electric hook up RV sites are pull throughs. Dump station easy to access. Hike and bike section. No store on site but town is a very short drive. Golf course borders west side of park. Estuary on south with bird watching. Small marina on south side with kayak rentals and restaurant. Plan to return. Free WiFi about two miles away at a coffee house in town. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great State Park. While we were there on a previous visit we saw a Monarch Butterfly Migration that caused all the trees in to park to look like orange pumpkins. If you like sea life and bird life, this is the park. One evening we watch the Egrets return for the evening from their daily fishing. They landed in the trees on the edge of the bay and it looked like a decorated christmas tree full of white balls. We will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a great place to stay! The staff is friendly and open. The park is beautiful. The location is perfect and power and water were great. You literally walk out of the park and across the street to the beach. I hope to come back here some day, because it was so awesome being here. Can't say enough good things about them! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great location, but weekends are always free.Lots of noise from central california campers with fires until late at night. Not very flexible on site selection and extensions for different rates. Overall a great park, good location, and very clean facility We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This uniquely designed park is adjacent to the beach with a nice view of the Rock. Friendly and helpful staff. Free wi-fi is barely adequate. Sites are narrow; ours was level. We had a pleasant stay and will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Big RV Park near the water. The RV sites are dirt and gravel. Be prepared to track gravel and dirt inside. Wide sites with picnic tables and fire rings. Easy check in and a full time RV repair business on site. Easy to maneuver and hook up the RV. We've stayed here several times and it is a good location to see the sights. We would stay here again. It is just an average park, nothing special. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I spent a long time trying to decide which park to stay at in Morro Bay and I am glad I choose this one. The location is great, and it is right on the beach (well over a small road). We walked into town, watched the seals and had dinner. The beach is great to walk along and watch all the birdlife. The staff were friendly, the bathrooms clean (although a little old) and a good laundry. The pitches are quite close together and this may be a problem if the park was full, but it wasn't when we stayed for the night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Direct access to beach and direct view on Morro Rock. Spacious sites but a bit narrow when a towed car has to be on the site, too. Three laundries. Restrooms and showers were pretty dirty. Probably they clean once a day only. The whole impression is a bit worn out place. Very nice approach and welcome by the staff. Wi-Fi and cable, both OK. Special fence doors to allow sunset and sunrise early in the morning or late at night. We recommend this place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Overall nice park for the family. All hookups worked well. Staff was friendly. Wi-Fi was so-so. You can bike into town. The beach is across the street over a couple of sand dunes. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Reservations were very helpful. Check in easy. Staff was helpful and pleasant. Our site was as advertised. Clean, the staff was constantly emptying the trash cans and cleaning all the grounds. The pet friendly beach is right there. During an off shore wind there is a sewage treatment plant close where you get a slight odor. We would and will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an older park. The sites for big rigs aren't that big. We had to park our truck for our 40' 5th wheel in overflow. They do keep it clean and picked up. Nice laundry and good Wi-Fi. Buildings and fencing are showing their age. It is nice to be able to walk to the beach but dogs must be kept on leash. We did find a great dog friendly beach just north of here in Cayucas. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I give this RV Park a "10" for location. The ocean is just a short walk over some sand dunes. The sites have a majestic view of Morro Rock, an outcrop of 581' and a short walk on the beach from the park. The sites themselves are OK. A little on the narrow side, but manageable. They are gravel and come with a picnic table, a fire pit and a trash bin. There's a privacy fence separating the larger back-in sites. They have an on site RV Mechanic/Garage. The wharf, which you need to drive to, has a number of seafood restaurants. We ate at The American Fish Co and Dockside. Both were excellent. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here for a week. Sites are a little tight but OK. The very small gravel at our site got everywhere. You are right next to Morro Rock and can walk to the beach. The staff here is great. Our water heater went out and I had figured out that it was one of the solenoids on the gas valve. Their on-site tech had one on a old valve, we installed it and all is well. Would have cost $80 for a new valve, cost me $20 donation to the BBQ fund. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A few questions to ask that we often don't think of. Not just what is the shape of the space we'd be expected to pull into, which is practical, BUT how close is the local Sewage Treatment Plant? Got here late, given a spot that was a contortion to get into, while there were other spaces that were open and much easier. Then there was this odor in the air which we thought was because we were given a "spot" next to the dump station. No: but didn't see it until daylight. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Sites too small for us but the half circle areas would be ideal for small group campers. State park had larger sites. Could hear the ocean from our site. Industrial noise in the AM next door. All in all it was OK. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here three nights in a level culdesac back in space. The park was extremely neat, clean and all the utilities worked fine. Our site was one space away from a gate that gave us access to the dunes where we could run our dogs once we crossed a mostly unused street. Very quiet at night, we really enjoyed our stay there and would stay there again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites separated by fencing which provides a bit of privacy between sites even though the sites are close. Roads are paved but sites are gravel. Sites slope back to front so steps on motorhome are high. Park is quiet and beach access is just across the entry road. Cable TV is weak but viewable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Check in was efficient and professional. Rules for dogs were spelled out clearly. None were unreasonable. Sites are all gravel. No grass or patio. You get your services, a table and a fire pit. I think it would have been nice to have some type of patio just to keep your rig a little less filled with sand. Assess to the great beach was easy. Other guests were friendly and well behaved. All of the services worked well including the Wi-Fi that is part of the package. Cell service was excellent. The only big down side was our site(132). It has to have been the only one in the park that wasn't level. I added 4" the both front levelers. It made the first step to get into the rig a little big. All in all, minor issues. We will return. $41.00 included the additional for the dog. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Staff was very friendly here. Even effected a minor repair to my CPAP battery connection for free at their RV repair center. Location couldn't be better. It is right across the street from the dunes. While there is some sort of treatment plant next door, it is totally odorless. Our rate was for electric and water only (full hook-ups are available). Dumping was on site and free. With out a doubt we will come back here again. Our only concern was Verizon connection was poor. They do provide Wi-Fi, but we prefer our own MiFi secured connection via Verizon. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campground was pretty well-kept and bathrooms and showers were not bad. Sites were a little small but sufficient unless you are trying to entertain friends and family members in other campsites. Unfortunately this is what my neighboring campsite was doing (family reunion). They were rather loud and annoying and people were clearly intoxicated and swearing at each other past 11pm, which is when I managed to fall asleep. I wouldn’t normally fault a campground for rude campers but quiet time at 10pm was not enforced, the campground office closes at 5:30pm, and I could see no staff presence afterward. Wi-Fi did not work. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Busy park directly across a small street from the beach. Great views of Morro Rock. We stayed in the most northerly site, right inside the entry. I was worried it would be noisy and busy, but it was fine, plus we had the only site with a direct ocean view! Sites are tight, particularly near the beach, they get bigger in the rear area. Run by nice folks. We have stayed here before and will again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There is nothing really great about this park, but at the same time, there is nothing wrong with it. This park is located a short walk to the beach and the Rock. The roads are paved and the sites are gravel. Some of the roads are a bit narrow but slow and easy will get you in and out safely. The laundry and bathrooms are clean and conveniently located throughout the park. There are a few other parks in the area but this is the closest to the Rock. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A nice location. A nice pull-through site. Could not get Wi-Fi to work at 30 feet from the router, go figure. Office was no help. This is an older park but has clean restrooms. AND kids running wild. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Easy access from Ca. # 1. Sites are sufficiently generous, gravel covered and level. Next to the Ocean!!! Park designed for easy access to walk on the beach. Over Memorial Day weekend, they were booked!. Popular site! Very comfortable campground for short or more lengthy stays. Very hospitable and friendly staff. Will definitely return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
After reading some of the reviews for this campground I had mixed feelings for camping here. However, I cannot say 1 bad thing about this place. We are across the street from the beach dunes. It's a very quiet park and I love that. Also very clean. We used a pull through site and that was easy! We stayed here Saturday through Tuesday and it was nice and quiet! Can't wait to come back! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the second time staying at the park. Originally was not able to get a spot due to Spring Break, but was able to secure a spot at the last moment. Staff is friendly, clean restrooms. Plenty of places to walk the dogs. Beach was close by and easy access. This is a place worth returning to. Many RV owners store their rig on site and owners will bring your rig from storage to your assigned spot. Great way to pack and go. The trip down Hwy 46 was great and close to San Simeon as well as sea lion viewing area just 30 mins from Morro bay. Was in a 26ft travel trailer. This was a far better location than the park that is around the corner and next to a high school. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Ths park is located next to a 24 hr recycling center and you get to hear it all night. They allow pets, but it is not pet friendly with the manager making sure the polices are explained to you. Sites are nor level. The dog walk is a small space with no grass and don't let your dog get out of that area to do its business. We wont be coming back here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for a week and are coming back. The review about someones screaming kids and barking dog give the park a 3 because of that. The park is great location. Nice and quiet and we saw several children in the park while we were there along with lots of dogs but no barking dogs. Thanks to the management for dealing with barking dogs and unsupervised children. And I am not 60 years old either. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has the most wonderful location around Morro Bay with views of the ocean in some spots. We had a spot with a fantastic view of the ocean, and loved it, however if you are young and have kids, I would strongly urge you not to stay here as stated by the owners. "Everyone is really old and does not like noise from kids or dogs and it would be best for us to stay somewhere else." We stayed here with our 3 kids and dog for 4 days and were complained about by everyone around us, who mind you, were ages ranging from 60 to 80 years old. No offense to my elders as I have respect for them. The owner approached me as to the complaints and completely defalcated my character in front of the fire department who was here training. I had approached the fire department about my kids doing a tour at their department and owner of park was standing next to the fireman. He had no problem reprimanding me in front of said fire department. Said that we could no longer stay at the park as my children where too loud and that my dog cried one night when we went to dinner. It was so quiet in the park it was like being at a morgue. Other than that, this is the most wonderful place to stay if you want very, very quiet and a wonderful view of the ocean. Happy travels. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Stayed here only two days on our way South. What a delightful surprise. The spaces are a little tight, especially for a big rig. A spectacular beach is just across a dirt road from the park. There is no water view since there is a security fence around the property. Be sure to peddle your bike downtown for good food and nice shops. Short drive to Hearst Castle and Paso Robles wine country. The management is quite friendly and efficient. It is an older park, but has lots of maintenance going on. Power plant is behind park. Not noticeable except for a loud buzzing early each morning. Morro Rock is an impressive landmark. We would stay here again, but for much longer! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our first visit here, and we loved it. It is, as previous reviews say, a little older but very well kept and great staff. We quickly made friends with an elderly couple who stays here every year, and they were gracious enough to tell us some good spots to eat and what to see and do. Close to the beach and lots of cool shops to explore. We will definitely return here on our annual trip to the area! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is truly a gem, though it is very old. There is clearly pride of ownership here as the friendly staff keeps the park very well-tended. I would rate this park a 10 but for the antiquated showers/bathrooms. They are numerous, with plenty of hot water, and very clean, but they could certainly use some renovation. There is immediate beach access, and it's a pleasant walk to town from your RV. To get to town, you walk a short distance on the beach. Once you reach the bay, you can sit on benches and watch otters frolic. Continuing towards town, there is a lovely walking path, with a bicycle path alongside, all along the water. In town, there are wonderful shops and many great restaurants. We especially liked Giovanni's Fish Market & Galley: outdoor patio and fabulous fish and chips w/garlic fries! We also enjoyed a wonderful meal at Embarcadero Grill where they have several different 'all you can eat' specials during the week. Both the RV park, and all of Morro Bay, is very dog-friendly. Many restaurants have patios and welcome your dog! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we WILL return! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We arrived and the assigned space was not big enough for our 40', the gentleman in the office reassigned us with out hesitation. When we pulled into our site one of the trees would have brushed up against our bedroom slide and my wife asked if it could possible be trimmed. The same man said he would have it done asap. No more than 15 minutes later he arrived with one of the staff and assisted in the trimming of a good two feet of growth then apologizing for the inconvenience. Needless to say we were very impressed and will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I have been staying in this park since I was a child. My parents kept a travel trailer in storage here and we stayed here at least monthly. When I got older, and had a family of my own, I at first brought my kids here to stay in my parents RV and now travel here in my own motorhome. Like me, my own (now grown) kids feel like this park is "home". Given their choice of nearby central coast RV parks, they STILL choose Morro Dunes every time. On my daughter's breaks from college in Tucson, AZ, she always asks if we can stay at Morro Dunes for her "beach fix". Access to the beach, and the ability to hear the surf at night, is without peer at any other park. I can't understand how anyone would state that this park is not "kid friendly" or complain that they, their kids, or their dog(s) were made to feel unwelcome in any way. I stayed here as a child, I brought my kids here when they were children, and have now taken grandchildren here. We have almost always traveled here with our dogs. We have always felt comfortable and welcome. I can only assume that perhaps experiences to the contrary were brought on by noisy, ill-behaved, kids and dogs. I have found that if you respect your neighbors they will respect you as well. Leaving a dog alone in an RV is against the rules at every RV park I have ever visited. It is not surprising that a previous reviewer had issues with his neighbors when he left his dog alone, and whining, at Morro Dunes. While much of the the park clientele may be more "mature" than some other coastal parks, we find this to be an attraction rather than a detriment as the park tends to be quieter, traffic tends to travel slower, and the atmosphere feels safer. The facilities are always meticulously clean and the staff has always been friendly and accommodating. My only complaint might be "sketchy" Wi-Fi access depending on the location in the park. The park has the absolute best location on the central coast with easy access to points north and south. If you want a clean and comfortable park, where you, your kids, and your pets will be safe, and without noisy neighbors, loud music, rowdy partying, or offensive OHV's, then this is the park for you. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice older park right across from the beach. We had a wonderful view of Morro Rock right out our front window. The park itself is a bit sparse, but functional. Our site was tight for our 34' Class A, but I chose it for the view and direct beach access; they do have larger sites, but the view is not as good. The staff was friendly and helpful. There is an RV repair shop on site (same owners?). Good inventory of parts too. The town of Morro Bay, and the "Rock" is an easy 15 minute walk away. There is some sort of water treatment plant behind the park, but there was no problem with noise or smells. I will definitely come back to this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent three nights here. They use an usual cul-de-sac layout, which packs a good number of sites into the space, but we did not feel crowded. The staff is really friendly, as were most of the campers that we met. Price was fair for a campground with easy beach access. Our only annoyance which was minor, is that they take reservations, but will not guarantee a specific site. We had been told that we had site D9 when we reserved two months ago, only to find out when we checked in that we were moved to C1, despite us wanting to be at adjacent sites to our friends. Otherwise, we were pleased with our experience. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have camped here in the past and will continue to come here. Love the access to the beach. The staff is always friendly and helpful. Everything is clean and nicely maintained. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here as we were passing through the area. I was pleased to find info left for us on the door of the office since we arrived after the office had closed. We were given a great location. Easy in. Easy out. Near the restrooms. J-11 & J-12. We had only booked one site, but they gave us two. Since we're new to camping, pull-through sites are a welcome thing. The restrooms were quite clean despite the huge amount of use they received. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This is a very family oriented park. If lots of kids and dogs bother you, stay somewhere else. Close to everything important while staying in Morro Bay. Right across from the beach and an outstanding view of the Rock. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Good Sam Rate for 50 amp, full hook-ups. Good power and water. Satellite friendly (tie that dish down, beach winds). Verizon cell and air-card reception. Just a delightful, friendly front office team! Good news here: one is out of ear shot from the local high school, cement and water treatment plants up the road. Then there is the fact this park is located across the dead-end street from the dunes, beach and unsurpassed views of Morro Rock. Summers are slammed here so they limit stays for 14 days in 14 days out. Would love to revisit at a slower pace in the spring, fall or winter. Another fine older park with sites set up for 1940's rigs, however they have carved out nice long spaces for big rigs, and little cul-de-sacs for those of us who can accommodate back-ins. It works as long as your neighbor isn't set on nightly bon fires. No self respecting grass will survive this close to a windy beach, so the pads are packed sand/gravel with paved streets. Laundry, restrooms, showers were ridden hard, but everything worked and were kept clean. No mean feat with this kind of summer traffic. Will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park with big spaces. Can be noisy, especially on weekends- lots of family noise and occasionally some loud drunk types. Management is friendly. Short walk to the beach/water front. It's a long way to shopping and restaurants, and you will likely have to drive because it's 3/4 of a mile walk down the beach to get to anything. The dog walk is muddy and not a good place for the pooch, but management doesn't care if you walk the dog elsewhere in the park as long as you clean up. We have stayed here a lot and since we are fulltimers, and we wish that the park didn't have rules that make it impossible to stay here longer than 7 days in a row during the summer season. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Location, location: you are just across the street from the ocean. A very quiet area (don't let the power plant or cement plant scare you. I've been here twice and never heard them). Morro Beach is a good location to just lay back and enjoy the coast and is a central location for lots of touring. Sites are close, but you don't feel too crowded. Internet is slow, but it does work. Staff is very friendly. A unique offering is that you can store your RV here and they will take it to your site before you get here and put it back in storage when you're gone. We camped here in a Motorhome.
An ok campground with a very different space arrangement. We would go back. It has friendly staff and is close to ocean: when the fog is not in, you can see Morro Rock. All sand sites: the one we had was not level so we had to use leveling blocks (site 120). It did have good electricity and water pressure. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place was great. It was at the beach, dogs were allowed, it had nice restrooms and showers and it had nice laundry facilities. We loved it here and will definitely return. Walking distance to town and the harbor area is pure delight. Too bad the only grocery store is so far away, but it was still a great time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have camped in this park for 1 week each summer. The sites vary greatly, but all are well set up and afford adequate space. Bathrooms & showers are nicely maintained. The smaller sites afford easy access to the dunes and beach. We enjoyed our stay here a great deal. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
It's as good as it gets for a beach side, private RV park. The spaces are large, level, with fine gravel and raked between campers. There is a good view of the Morro rock, but not of the beach. It's an easy walk to the beach. No pool, spa, or playground, and it's a drive to restaurants. I would definitely go here again if I travel to Morro Bay: but I wish there was better. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This RV campground is within walking distance to the ocean. Our spot had a nice view of Morro Rock. The grounds were clean & the staff was nice. It would be better if there was a little grass and trees but there wasn't. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great spot to view "Morro Rock". Tight spaces which wasn't really a problem as most everyone here was very friendly and there are fences separating most sites. Dog walk is a joke. It's a short (50 yard X 15 yard) area of dirt. There is an adjacent spot to the supposed dog walk which could and should be an extended part of the walk. So many dogs here you basically wait with your dog until the 2 ahead of done with business. Also, because of the dirt, it really needs mulching. Dog walk issues may not interest some, but there are lots of us that would like a decent spot to walk our pets. Quiet hours end at 8:00 am and at 8:02 Saturday am there are already screaming kids all over the campground. Management seems to not care. Love the town, but would not stay here nor recommend this place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Flat sites in a variety of sizes and a parking lot-type place. Bathrooms were just painted, they're older and the showers are the push-button kind--mine shut off every 15 seconds. The water in the bathrooms frequently didn't get past lukewarm. The vanity area is new-looking. It's right across the street from the dunes and beach with the rock and the waterfront only a short distance away. You can actually walk to the Embarcadero area by cutting across the beach and then taking a walking path. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I wouldn't have known this park exsisted, if not for this site. It is at the end of a road that dead ends right next to the beach and has a view of Morro Rock. We were in the back with pull-through sites. I really liked the short fences that separated the pull-through sites. That gave a nice look when sitting at the site. If I had to stay in the section that was not pull-through, I would not stay here. The smaller sites were very crowded! Kids on bikes with little supervision made driving through the park scary. Not a park suitable for kids. No grass or kid area. We don't have kids, so the back area was a quiet area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a very cramped, noisy RV park. There is a water treatment plant nearby. Park has a gravel yard and is located across the road from the beach, but no view. We forfeited our deposit rather than stay here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an awesome park, the first '10' we have seen. Clean, laid out well for the available space, beautiful surroundings, close to the waterfront shops and restaurants, and 'The Rock'. When we stay here again, I will try to get a cul-de-sac space because they are a bit larger and they are right next to beach access. I wish we could have stayed longer! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great location, right across from the beach and dunes. Our spot was just behind the fence which also served as a shield from wind and sand. Walked or rode our bicycles to the main part of town, about 10 to 20 minutes. The staff was exceptionally helpful. The on-site store had a very good selection of common as well as some very hard to find RV repair parts. During our stay we ran across a rather large injured bird on the beach, a full grown Western Greebe. The park's staff helped us by locating and contacting the local wildlife agency. They met us at the park's office to pick up the injured bird. We enjoyed our stay and I'll bet the rescued bird would also give this park an excellent rating. We will return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
When I first drove in I didn't think much of it, but once I saw the spot I was given I ended up staying a week instead of 2 nights. The staff was quite nice. Met a lot of very nice people staying at the park. Busy on the weekend, weekdays were quiet and mellow. Good location to see sights, the beach is wonderful. The wi-fi didn't work well at all, I had my aircard which worked fine. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a very nice, compact, and very quiet little park. The sites are level, gravel areas with a picnic bench and fire ring. This park is also very dog friendly, as we saw numerous dogs being walked in the mornings. We were concerned about possible smells being next the waste water treatment plant, but it was not a problem. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They were very accommodating about finding us a place when we wanted to stay another night. The park is a 15-minute walk to the Morro Bay waterfront restaurants and tourist shops and a shorter 5-minute walk to the beach. Backing into the cul-de-sac sites can be tricky if you arrive after dark. The bathrooms and laundry facilities were clean and convenient to our location. The showers could use a little more water pressure. A very nice park in a great location. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As others have said, go for the location right across from the beach, which is through a wooden fence. It is clean and well organized, with friendly staff. The sites include full hookups, picnic table and fire ring. 50 amp still being installed. On the downside, the sites are pretty close together, the surface is primarily asphalt, gravel, or concrete, and the sewage treatment plant is next door. Still, it's great if you just want hookups by the beach. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A real nice park with great pleasant management. All hookups worked properly. They are putting in new electrical hookups which should be ready in the near future. We had to hook up our 50 AMP coach to older 30 AMP electric this time. The voltage was adequate. The place is clean and a general sprucing up was going on while we were here. Since we stayed here a month and a half, we got to know them very well. They handle mail and deliveries very well here for you. The beach is a very short walk out the fence. We would definitely stay here again. If staying during a holiday make reservations well in advance of your stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It is a nice place and just a short walk to a great beach by the Morro Rock. (In fact, there are views of The Rock from most places in the campground.) The campground is also located within walking distance (about a mile) of the harbor and tourist areas. Morro Dunes offers RV sites with full hookups with or without TV, free WiFi, and many tent sites. There are several shower and laundry facilities conveniently located throughout the park. The only down side is that the park is very compact, meaning sites are close together and the adjacent property to the east is the water treatment plant for the city of Morro Bay. So far there hasn't been an odor problem. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We came on an extremely busy weekend. The Harbor Festival was going on and we were able to squeeze into the last site in the park. It was a narrow tiny place next to the bathroom. Although it was difficult to back my trailer in, I took what I could get. This place was great! The sites are pretty small and narrow but the location is what matters. This resort is basically on the beach. There is a wooden fence and a small dead-end road then sand dunes and the ocean. The sites are about 100' from the beach. There is only a tiny place to bring your dog in the park, but you can walk the quiet road by the sand or walk your dogs on the beach (it is a dog friendly area for about 1/2 mile each way). The huge Morro rock is right in front of the park and about a 20 minute walk away. It is about a 20-30 minute walk into town with shopping and food or a 5 minute drive. I will be going back this fall! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Very friendly staff, all dressed in Holloween costumes due to it being Holloween. We stayed here two days and just loved the location. Right across the street from a wonderful beach with an unobstructed view of Morro Rock. Facility is clean, and well maintained. Not all sites have 50amp service yet, but all should be hooked up within a month, or so. We had 30amp service, but that worked well for us. You can call "Dial A Ride" and be shuttled over to the Morro Bay Embarcadero for $1.50 per person. You can also catch a bus up to Hearst Castle from Morro Bay Park. Will stay here again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good for value. Good location, few steps across road to sand dunes and good view of the rock. Staff friendly. Park - is basic, not a lot of grass ie lots gravel and no area for kids as such. Would not stay for much more than a night therefore -but certainly has services you need. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I have no serious complaint with this park, considering what it is. It is a great place to plug your fridge and bed for diving adventures, or as a base camp to explore surrounding areas and visit friends and family. It's fine for a one night stopover, which is how we used it. In my opinion, though, it is not a place to sit and relax. It's all dirt and gravel. There are too many kids on bikes paying no attention to traffic and frankly, the place looks a bit like a refugee camp from the Grapes of Wrath. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The staff greeted us promptly and were very friendly. The location is right next to the beach with a great view of Morro Rock. The campground is nice, full hookups, cable, although somewhat small. Still, it is near Hearst Castle and in a nice town. We had a problem with the Wi-Fi. We had two sites and both could not connect to the internet. I contacted staff and they said it was due to heavy use, but I checked it during the middle of the night and I still could not log on. I think the modem needed to be reset. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great Location for Beach access. It was right across the street. Perfect for a weekend getaway. Staff was Very Very nice. The only thing I didn't like was it was all cement. But I got over it with the location being right across from the beach! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here many times in the past and over the years come to be a bit dissapointed with the age and condition of the park. But that was before this year when we discovered, after all this time, there was a whole nuther part of the park. We were never aware of the north end of the park. It is larger and much nicer than the south end. I wonder why this was kept a secret ? Must be that everyone wants to stay on the south end because of the ocean that almost flows into your campsite. The north end is hidden behind a fence and is twice as nice as the south end, and way quieter. Wowee ! we have re-discovered a gem on the sea. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I love it when people go to the beach and complain about the sand. You know, if you go to Yosemite there's all those dang pine needles. Everything is relative folks. Anyway, it's a nice park. Where else can you go and have a magnificent rock formation right outside your window and be steps from the ocean, have full hookups with cable TV and Wi-Fi for $38? I can't stay home for that. The sites can make one a little claustrophobic. But our site handled our 35' MH, our toad and our 2 slideouts. Just. Camp is older and does show it's age in spots. Staff was very friendly. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is, or was, a very nice park. I realize that when a park is located right on the beach it is hard to keep things from rusting, and sand is a never ending problem. Morro Dunes is owned and operated by some very nice Christian people. The wifi is very good, access to the beach is great, but thats kind of the end of it. The place is all dirt or a mixture of dirt and sand that gets everywhere. This place would really benefit from a load of gravel. I tend to leave little tests around when i spend multiple days at a park. A sliver of soap in a soap dish, a crumpled up paper towel in the corner on the floor. We were there 4 days and these things were still there in the shower and rest rooms. And whats with having to push the button every 60 seconds to get the shower water to flow? I think that the biggest problem here is the age of the park. Like so many in the country they are suffering from old age and lack of investment. This is a large park, right on the water in central calif. I can only imagine what this ground is worth. It probably wouldn't pay the owners to put any money in the place when its worth millions to the developers. Would i stay here again ? probably, but only in my 5th wheel where i didn't have to use the toilet and shower facilities. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
I honestly don't understand what the previous reviewer means by clean. This is one of the dirtiest places we've stayed. All sites are dirt, and they rake the dirt up, creating clouds of blowing dirt so we had to close our windows. At $33/night (the dog's a dollar ten extra even though the "dog run" is a strip of dirt and no services are provided for the charge.), one would expect a bit of gravel if grass won't grow. Also, you have to be careful when you pull in and ask for what you want. We said "full hook up," which in the rest of the world means water, sewer and electricity. Here it means an extra $4.50 for a satellite feed we don't want or need--no refunds--no choice. I suppose if you are careful enough what you say when checking in, have no dog and don't live in your RV so don't mind it getting really dirty inside, this is a good beachside park. For us, on top of the very dog UN-friendly nature of the town, we won't be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First the good: The park is in a nice location, just over the dunes from the ocean and Morro Rock and far from any busy streets. Maintenance is top notch, all sites clean, raked and the whole park is in great repair, which is saying something given the proximity to the ocean and salt water! The waterfront/downtown area of Morro Bay is a short walk (maybe one mile?) down the beach, adding to the attractiveness of the location. All services worked well, including the free Wi-Fi. Now, the not so good: The sites are very open and pretty much right on top of each other. No real "camping" feel. The people working the desk were not the most friendly. Not rude or anything, but just not real friendly. Maybe because we stayed immediately following Labor Day weekend and they were a little tired, their patience was thin? All in all, I'd definitely go back to Morro Dunes. Not my dream spot, but a very nice RV park in a great location. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My wife and I love this place.We come here every year for our anniversary and due to it's location, can visit all of the local spots; Cambria, Morro Bay, Los Osos and San Luis Obispo. Sites are level, pea gravel and most have full hook-ups. The campground is directly across from the beach and if you're lucky, the fog will roll in, in the late afternoon. Great escape from the Central Valley heat!! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We made reservations month ago and asked if they, the campground management, could move us closer together as cancellations occurred. When we showed up we had two sites next to each other. They get a 10 for that. The sites we were assigned were converted tent sites with only gray water drains. One of the sites had a light pole on it which made it difficult for our friends to park their trailer. The beach is an easy, short walk away. There aren't many places to ride bikes to so I would leave them behind next time. There is a trolley that takes you around town for $.50 a ride or $2.00 for all day. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Well the good news is that it had wi-fi and some working laundry facilities. And it was just over the fence and across the street from Morro Rock. Good hookup options. And the staff is very nice. But, um, it's also surrounded on at least two sides by an electric plant, cement plant and a sanitation plant. It's all paved, no shade and you really do feel like you're on top of each other. Oh, and near where our campsite itself was is a lot that can only be described as where RVs go to die. There were dozens of rusty, old campers. We moved on to Morro Strand State Beach just a few miles away. Right on the beach and just up the road. Alot quieter too. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Staff very helpful, site was raked and spotless, easy hookup, fire pit & picnic table.Across the street is the beach on the north side of Morro Rock, very accessible by walking or wheelchair. Older park but VERY well maintained,every machine in the laundry worked! Showers clean. Good dog area and dog friendly staff. We will be back! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I found it hard to get very excited about this place. Our location in the park wasn't the greatest. Some sites are just over the fence from Morro Bay's sewage treatment plant and ours was one of them. When the wind is blowing just right, you get a lovely ocean breeze. But when it blows the wrong way, you get the sewage plant aroma. The "sites in the back" seemed to be less prone to the sewage aroma so if you can get one of those sites you'll be in good shape. All that aside, it's an easy stroll to the beach and although the town is a walkable distance, we just drove there. Great beach town, restaurants, fresh fish market, all good. Having said all that, if we ever go to Morro Bay again we'll probably stay in the state park unless we can get a guaranteed "back" site here. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Real Beach'ee place. Level wide back-in sites. If you get a "fence" site you can see the ocean from your rig (If it's a Motor Home or big 5th wheel. We loved it, very nice park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
They claim this to be a Resort? Someone's living in a fantasy world! This has to be one of the dreariest places we've ever been to. Staff with no personality, lousy gravel sites and virtually no amenities. I asked for a pull-through site and while they had plenty, they made me take a back-in site. We won't bother with this place again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice park where location is one of the highlights. Hookups are planned and the grounds are very well kept. Dog runs are clean and spaced nicely. Restrooms are clean and very large. For the most part the staff (once you arrive) is exceptional. My initial phone call to make reservations was met with an attitide of you're doing me a favor by calling. Upon arrival things were great. A wonderful surprise of free Wifi is another reason to come back to this park. We will return often I'm sure. As things evolve and the world is changing it is nice to see RV park owners and managers are changing with the times making the changes that make me want to return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We loved the location of this park - right across the street from the beach and very near Morro rock. The bathrooms and showers were a bit long in the tooth but clean enough and reasonably maintained. There were several laundry areas in the park which was convenient. The site was level and not huge but certainly big enough for our 30 ft class A. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very busy campground. Short walk to beach/ocean. Friendly staff. Has small store. Sites are small and close together with sand and paved streets. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Sites are level, most are back-in sites. 20 pull-through sites. Well maintained. Easy access for big rigs. The best feature of the park is it's proximity to the beach (100 yards). You can see the waves break from some sites. Recommend 3-4 weeks advanced reservations April - October. Close to the downtown wharf area and 26 miles south of Hearst Castle. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 7 / 10 ]
We love the California Central Coast and usually stay either in Pismo Beach or Morro Bay for vacations and weekends.Very few trees and a limited amount of shrubbery but it is near the beach and that serves as the focal point of the park. Very friendly staff and park personnel. Right on the beach. Nice clean sites, paved roads, clean bathrooms, and a nicely stocked though not overly large store.
We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Although a high density park of mostly pavement and gravel, the beach is only a couple hundred yards away. We have always enjoyed our stays there. Well ran operation makes good use of space and is popular year round. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Very well kept campground. Practically waterfront sites, Morro Bay is a short walk away, with Morro Rock off to the side. Morro Bay is a great place to use a launching pad to Hearst State Park (Hearst Castle), Cambria, and Harmony, not the mention the quaint town of Morro Bay. We camped here in a camper.
There are two sections to this park, Park I for larger rigs >30’ and Park II for smaller rigs <28’. We requested our favorite site when we telephoned and we were able to get it. Both of these parks are located just north of Morro rock and the beach is just a short walk west. There is noise from diesel trucks coming and going from a nearby plant during daylight hours but we were not bothered by it. The Wi-Fi and cable was excellent and the sites were ample. It was clear that it is being used primarily for vacationers. There is a city park one block away which is good for dog walking. The weekend we spent there was not busy, although we know from experience, summertime it gets very full. The staff was agreeable in every way. We camped here in a Motorhome.
When we arrived at the RV Park the lady in the office was very nice and helpful. The RV Park was clean and well maintained. Walking distance to the beach. Would stay there again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I have never downgraded a park just because of the staff before but this park deserves to know how it treats people. No matter what the issue, the customer is treated with cool indifference. "What is there to do here?" Answer: "Look around." "The Internet is not working." "That happens." It is a very clean park and very quiet. That is good. Also, Hearst Castle about 25 miles north is a genuine treat. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sometimes less is more, which we felt was the case with this park. Small, very clean, well located. We were in space #5 which is extra wide - well worth the few dollars for the upgrade. There was a BBQ and a picnic table. Restrooms were very clean. Office staff was helpful. We were provided our space number in advance so we could pull right in after hours. Located very close to a bike trail. It was a 5-10 minute ride into town where there were many restaurants and sites. We walked past the nearby RV park (can't recall the name) and it was very crowded. Morro Strand was a much better choice for us. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a small park located within walking distance to the beach. It is just a short drive to downtown Morro Bay. It has a paved road but the sites are large, gravel and level. There is no shade but the weather is cool. The Wi-Fi and cable TV are good. It is a little pricey but it is after all close to the beach. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is just an OK park. It gets a "6" for being walking distance to the ocean and Morro Rock. It is all gravel, no view, does come with a picnic table and a fire pit. The wharf, which you have to drive to, has a lot of seafood restaurants and shops. We ate at The American Fish Co and Dockside and both were excellent. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice, clean and well maintained park with a friendly staff. Sites are gravel and level and wide. There is a laundry which was clean and in good working order as well as restrooms and showers. It's located less than a quarter mile from the the beach access and a great view of Morro Rock. We were surprised to find that there is a high school directly behind the park with entrances and exits on either side of the park. It was super quiet and the only time we heard any noise from the school was on Friday night when there was a football game, but the noise level was extremely low. We will definitely stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The site was difficult to get into and we had to unhitch to park our SUV. After hour check in (after 6 pm) did not leave the code to access the showers bathroom and laundry. So we were out of luck. Gravel landscaping. Our site was next to the road (we were in park II). The park is next to a concrete plant and waste water facility. Industrial area near what looked like a power plant. The beach is close by and easy to walk to. We felt relatively safe and cannot comment on cleanliness of facilities since we could not access. Appeared to be all travelers/campers vs full timers. OK for a 1 night stay when passing through town. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
There is a super nice guy running this park. You go to some parks and the office makes it difficult to feel at ease. The guy running this park made everything easy and was just a pleasure to due business with. We have a 41' motorhome and there was plenty of room to get in and out on the first shot. Close to the ocean and next to Morro Rock. This will be my first choice whenever we are in Morro Bay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Gravel landscape. Sites are easily accessible. Beach nearby. Located next to high school so lots of related traffic. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Seems relatively expensive for amenities received. Very close to Rt #1, thus very convenient stopover. Have stayed here before and will return for brief stays. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Interior roads are wide and we had no problem backing our 36' RV into the spot first try. Hookups are very convenient at the rear of the site. Cable TV hook up provided good picture quality. Pet friendly and plenty of room to walk the dogs along Atascadero Road. Beach access is less than 1/4 mile away. Restrooms and showers were in the same trailer and were clean and well stocked. Office has a few snacks available but there is a convenience store a short distance away. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Price noted was a full hook-up, 50amp, double wide site. (Single wide sites $40/night). No discounts, weekly, or monthly rates from May through October. Good power and water. Satellite friendly, Verizon cell and air-card reception without issue. Park is situated on both sides of Atascadero Road, which also borders a High School, water treatment plant, cement plant and ultimately dead-ends, 3 blocks away at yet another RV park and the beach. Relatively quiet except when school is in session. School PA system announcements are hilarious: learned all about senior ditch day. Then there was the grossly out of tune band practice sessions. No sleeping-in here. This is an unique park as it is relatively new: sites are laid out for RV's built in this century. Generously wide and long with appropriately positioned hook-ups and heavy duty tables. Fire rings are available. However, the all gravel, no grass matrix yields a kind of industrial feel. Only ambiance is around the park's perimeter with well cared for trees, shrubs and flower beds. No dog doo here. Walk those puppies along the paved interior streets or outside the park. Neat and clean office, laundry, bathroom, shower area combined in couple park models at the entrance. Friendly host who has no experience RV'ing. Will bounce you around from site to site for longer stays. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very small RV park with limited space when full. Staff is friendly, Wi-Fi and cable worked well. But in spite of expecting to pay more in CA, this park is too expensive for what you get. We spent two nights here. Rather than come back we will push on up the road the next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent two nights at Park II. Had the entire park to ourselves. (Park I was half full) Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. As advertised the restrooms were very clean. Had some difficulty hooking up to Wi-Fi for Park II but had no problem connecting to Park I across the street. TV channel selection was great, 70+ channels. The reason I rated it 8 is it is all cement and gravel, no grass. Staff was excellent and extremely helpful. Night manager greeted us while hooking up. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was a very clean park, with very friendly managers. If you plan on going when the high school is in session you will hear the very loud school buses starting at 7:10 AM. The back of our motorhome was right against the fence and street where the buses enter/exit several times a day. Right across the street is a Ready Mix batch plant and they started as early as 5:30-6:00 AM each day during the week. Nice park, but we won't be staying again due to the noise/traffic. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
We really enjoyed this RV park. This was not our first choice in the Morro Bay area, however it will be from now on. I rated this an 8 only because there isn't any grass. It is a gravel lot and very level. We did not hear the concrete plant that was mentioned in a previous review. In fact, if I had not seen it with my eyes, I would not even had known it was there. Very quiet park, people were very nice. Spaces are large. We were very pleased with this place. Space 17 is tight due to an fire hydrant. We all agreed that we would stay here again. Please note that this RV park is separated by a 2 lane road. Each park is fenced and nice. But we stayed on the larger side (the north side) of the park which accommodates 30+ foot trailers. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Pros: 1) nine minute walk to beach 2) original-new restrooms, showers, and laundry 3) “Morro Bay Trolley” (on rubber wheels) stop in front of RV park ($3 all-day, adult pass) 4) all sites are level 5) short drive to Morro Bay shopping and many excellent restaurants 6) choice of narrow to wide spaces Cons: 1)“Trolley” runs only on Friday through Monday. 2) Across the street is a concrete mix plant which starts their diesel engines and moves them forward and backward (with accompanying “beep-beep” sounds). Then the trucks multi-shift gears as they roll out. 3) If you’re here during school days, the sound of school buses will also irritate you, if you’re like me. 4) Next to the mix plant is Morro Bay Waste Treatment Plant which on the Monday we arrived, was emitting the usual septic tank smell. The rest of the days we were here, we didn’t smell anything bad. Possible reasons: change in wind direction or MB’s sewer usage went down after the week-end. The RV connections are near the real of space, but we had no problems. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 6 / 10 ]
This was a very comfortable interim site for us. We stayed four days. It is close to the beach and easily within reach of the town of Morro Bay, a lovely costal city. The seafood is outstanding. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I agree that this a parking lot with large number of rules. There is no dog run and the rules state if you have to walk your dog do it toward the ocean not in the park. When checking in we were given a site with no electricity and had to move. The utilities connections are too far back to allow easy hookup within the 10 foot from the fence which separates you from the school. Probably would not stay here again even thou the manager was friendly (except when I told the manager my electric did not work). We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a basic RV park. Some of our group rented a cabin which was nice and basic, but the hot water only held out for a very short period of time. The hookups were available, but were not lined up well for our RV. The park was nice and quiet, but then it was March. A washer and dryer were available – in the woman’s bathroom. We would probably stay here again, but it was not on the top of our list. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is exactly as advertised. Very basic, but clean, with level gravel spots, and 50amp service. A short walk to the beach. We arrived late in the afternoon in Morro Bay and stayed here as there were no spots available just down the street at Morro Dunes until the next day. No frills, but the owners take pride in their park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is basic, clean, with everything we need. We don't have kids traveling with us, so a basic park with full hookups, nice people and a good satellite view are what we look for. It's a short walk to the beach, sites are pretty level and gravel. We would definitely return! We camped here in a Motorhome.
The new managers are pretty good, but new to their job. Park is two blocks to the beach. The spaces seem to stay wet much of the time. Park is clean and well cared for. Hookups are rather new and excellent. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Don't you love it when someone with only two prior ratings gets on the service and trys to tell everyone the people rating these places are wrong. Two priors and both of other parks in Morro Bay, niether good, and none since. Hmmm ! that sound like the owners of the park, or what ? Look this place over real good before you pay to stay here. You be the judge. And by the way, after 15 years in law enforcement, I know a gang member when i see one. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I also stayed in Park Two in August. I am also an honest person and found the park to be clean and the management very friendly and helpful. My 27' fit just fine. The sites are smaller but, I have been in a lot smaller sites than this park! I did not have a problem with the WiFi. There is a connection for WiFi for park one and one for park two. Need to connect into the correct one. I have never seen gang members in this park..just respectful RVer's. We enjoyed the park, although we do like Park One a little better, more of a homey feeling to it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I really hate this, but unless one is honest, no one knows what to expect. This started out to be a pretty nice place till they built the "new side" across the street. We explained we were older folks and needed a quiet spot. They placed us in the "new side", and I really don't think i have ever seen a park quite this small and hard to get backed into. The sites are very, very small. My 27 foot trailer would barely fit, then you are expected to park next to it, out of the driveway. IMPOSSIBLE]!! They need to sober up whoever planned out the construction of this new side and fire him. They don't even have the luxury of saying the park is old! The WiFi was so poor on this side of the street that I had to log onto someone else's WiFi just to stay connected. The kids screamed and hollered and rode their bikes up and down the drive all evening and the park management did nothing to quiet them down. Then they rented a spot to what appeared to be gang members, that about took the cake. We are done with Morro Bay in general. with the prices gone round the bend, and no decent RV parks left, I think we will find some other place to spend our dollars. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The new part of the park opened one week ago and it appears it is used for smaller rigs. We are in a 20 ft van with a tow. We fit just fine, but did think some were finding it very tight. The management was very nice and as it was holiday weekend we felt lucky to get a spot. It is a good location for touring the area. A trolley stops outside the park. Nothing for children to do here so they did play in the street which was not good. But would stay here again next time through. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A new, immaculate yet sterile campground. There was no shade and all parking is on gravel. The ocean is a short walk away. WiFi was perfect, all facilities were well managed and the staff was friendly. Easy access for big rigs. All spaces are back-in. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a clean, parking lot-type RV park. All gravel; no trees or landscaping except on perimeter of park. Location is close to the beach and a very nice grassy park/ball field which our dog enjoyed. The spaces are roomy and the manager was very nice. Dinner at Dorns Restaurant is recommended! We'll probably try the State Park in Morro Bay next time. Didn't like all the gravel. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you like small, quiet, well-maintained parks, this place is for you. Nice staff, big sites, fantastic wifi and cable, super clean restrooms/showers, and only 1 block from a gorgeous beach and dunes. If the surf's up, you can even hear it from your campsite! While kids are permitted here, there's not much for them to do-- no pool or playground, and no planned activities like at bigger parks. But if you're looking for a quiet base camp for working and/or vacationing, this park can't be beat. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Small park. All gravel sites. Utilities at back end of sites so come prepared. Sites are roomy. The park is excellently located, close to the beach and town. Beach is within walking distance. Friendly staff. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We loved the park. Very, very, clean and the Camp Host was very friendly and helpful. She told us quite a bit about the area and places to visit and see. Beautiful office, with pamphlets about the area of Morrow Bay. The sites are very large and clean, as are the restrooms. There is a clean, well maintained laundry room. Also free Wireless internet and 70 channel TV is included. Every site is full hook-up and the park is very quiet at night. We loved the place, we will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Park has only been open for about 1 year and everything is in excellent condition. All sites have 50 AMP service and the office has a limited supply of "dog bone" adapters to 30 amp if you only have 30 AMP at no charge. Staff is very congenial. Office doubles as a small store with limited supplies. Food and services are within walking distance. Beach is 1/2 mile and the sound of the surf is quite impressive. Tent trailers are permitted. As the park is adjacent to the Morro Bay High school, the school busses in the early morning may bother some light sleepers during the school year. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I have camped at this campground since the 1980s. The setting is beautiful. There used to be outdoor showers, but those were taken out a few years ago. We still love the park for the setting. A trolley takes you into town on the weekends during the summer. Kids love to walk to the tidepools. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has a good location, but has not been kept up. No showers, old bathrooms are standard now in California parks. Campground is a parking lot and the sand has many burrs and stickers. A recent walk on the beach had us scrambling for lighter fluid to remove the tar from our feet! A rowdy crowd kept us up at night and there is no night supervision to speak of. Nice to be near town and the beach, but having to pay double for my rig did not endear the place to me. Will probably head elsewhere on our next trip. Lots to do in town, though! We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 6 / 10 ]
My family and I camped at Morro Strand State Beach a few months ago. Overall, the location of the campground can’t be beat. You are within a short walk of the shore and the sunsets are incredible, (if you’re lucky enough to not have had the fog roll in). The view of Morro Rock in the distance adds to the ambiance of the campground. There are also some incredible tide pools just north of the campground. The sites themselves are fairly spartan. A table and a fire-ring are provided. Water is readily available in each area and the bathrooms were maintained and clean. (No showers. Not even cold ones to rinse off sand.) The only problem with the campground is that you are packed in like sardines. When they say that the minimum trailer length here is 24 feet, they aren’t kidding. This wasn’t a problem when the site next to us was unoccupied, but as soon as a family moved in next door, it made for a very cramped site. We had a site along the beach side, and for the first three nights we were there, no one occupied the site next to ours. We had neighbors two sites away, but it made for a pleasant time. When the weekend arrived, however, we had a group of about eight people set up next to us. They set up one of their tents approximately four feet from our fire-ring, and we were constantly saying “excuse me” as we walked from the front of our rig to where our tow vehicle was parked. Literally, the “site” was the area directly in front of our trailer. When turning this from a parking lot to a campground, they should have made each site 36 feet each, not 24. It would have made the whole experience there that much more enjoyable. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great place to spend a couple days on the beach. It would have gotten a 10 if it had any amenities besides the location. We had to take two spots (30ft trailer) but it was worth the extra money. The boardwalk in Morro Bay is nice and the food at the restaurant on the north end where the road curves sharply to the right had good food. Morro Rock was also nice and you can drive right up to it if you want. I would imagine that the park is packed all summer. The park this time of year was practically empty, no reservations required. I'd go back there for sure. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Our favorite place to stay. Its not primitive, but there are no RV services. Used a generator for electric, filled our water tanks for showers and dishes, propane for heating/fridge. Generators have to be off by 8pm, not like other camp sites of 10pm. The host will come by and make sure yours is off if its on and past 8pm. Nice listening to the ocean at night, beach is just a short walk down. We camp with our dog and its a pet friendly park, but use your leash. We have a 28 ft 5th wheel and just barely made it into our site. I would not recommend anything larger as the sites are very small and close quarters. Open fire pits are awesome for making smores. Picnic tables at each site. Some have trees and some not. Enjoyed our stay there and will continue to stay there often. Surf is ok for the area. Great place to build sand castles. Plenty of beach to run down and get a good morning jog in. Enjoy your stay here as its one of our all time favorites! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Max 27 foot unless you buy 2 spaces. Converted day use parking lot. Fire rings and picnic tables at each site. right on the edge of the beach. Wonderful location. No showers We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Love this place! It looks like a converted parking lot that's broken up (by the restroom buildings) into three sections. We got a center space at the end section which allowed us to have two "spaces". Each meal we could sit in our trailer and look out on the ocean which is mere yards away. And the beach itself is great. The birding is tremendous. We rented wet suits and boogie boarded for a couple of days. Nice staff as well. We loved it so much we stayed much longer than planned. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Super place to camp, right by the beach 100 yards away. No hookups or dump station here but you can use dump station at the Morro Bay campground. This was an old day use parking lot converted to camping area. Not but about 5 sites that can handle a big unit. If those are taken you have to pay for 2 sites. Very local to town and everything you need. Just south 15 miles of where the Elephant Seals come in the winter to mate. Definitely would go back but you gotta like boondocking or a perfect nights stay. Hosts are super friendly. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed for 4 months this past winter. Found the manager very professional and helpful with local knowledge. The park, laundry and restrooms were kept clean and well maintained. Their Wi-Fi worked very well, though because it's billed directly from their provider, it did cost a little extra. Also found the semi-permanent residents very friendly and they kept their sites tidy with different types of cactus and statues. Charming place I thought… all in all a reasonably priced, friendly and quiet RV park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for a week last Thanksgiving and had a nice site on the upper level. When we inquired about long term (monthly) reservations, the manager curtly told us that she starts taking the next year’s reservations at 9:00am on January 2nd. She said this was first come – first served. You could come to the park and stand in line or call in. She claimed that she alternated between the two groups. We found this hard to believe. We played her game and started calling in at 9:00 on the 2nd. It took us 40 minutes to get through. We wanted the months of June, July and August, but she said that August was already full. So we took what we could get. At this time we asked about the billing for the partial month since we would not be arriving until the 5th and were told it would be prorated. Although she knew the size of our motor home, we arrived to find that we were assigned a marginal site which next to a dilapidated RV on a trash cluttered site. Our site was on the lower level across from the office which is a high traffic area. When I asked for a different site on the upper level, I was essentially told, "No Way!" I then asked about the possibility of extending our stay into August and her response was a rude, “NO!” When I went to pay for the 2nd month, I was charged for the full month and when I asked about prorating, was told that they only charge by the day, week or month and don’t prorate. This would be an OK park if it were not for the manager’s rudeness and her having no concept of customer service. It’s amenities are limited (no pool or spa or playground), WiFi costs extra and the grounds are sorely in need of maintenance. On the positive side; the laundry and restrooms are clean, it’s reasonably priced for the area and very quiet. Too bad the manager is such a w***h. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a decent, no frills park just up the hill from the city of Morro Bay. It's next to a mobile home park, but they do not share any services. No pool, no spa and just gravel sites. Mostly neat and tidy due to a six month limit on long-term stays. Weekend staff was friendly, but the manager is not so and has a weird way of doing reservations. It quieter and more spacious than the parks in town. It's also considerably cheaper. We camped here in a Motorhome.