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Moro Canyon/Camping and Trails

Crystal Cove State Park offers two types of camping: Primitive camping and coastal bluff top camping. There is no sandy beach camping available in the park.

For the primitive sites, after checking in at the Moro Canyon kiosk, campers must hike inland approximately three miles, mostly uphill. The trail is strenuous at times and in the opposite direction of the beach. All supplies must be packed in, including water, and packed out.

  • No pets allowed
  • Fires restricted to backpack stoves
  • Sites include a picnic table and a pit toilet
  • Limited cellular service
  • Sites are only accessible by foot or bicycle
  • Vehicles must be left in the parking lot
  • No drinking water available
  • No trash cans available

For the Moro Campground sites, 58 family campsites with picnic tables are available. 28 are designated RV and trailer sites, and 30 are designated “low impact” for soft-sided trailers, van conversions and tents. Restrooms and showers are available.
  • Pets allowed in the campground, on a 6' leash at all times
  • Compressed gas BBQ's, or outdoor fireplaces are permitted
  • Wood and charcoal fires are not permitted anywhere in the park
  • Reservations include one driven vehicle and one legally towed vehicle
For comprehensive camping information click here.

For Moro Canyon backcountry trails, from the Moro Canyon parking lots, access 2,400 undeveloped acres of fire roads and single-track trails. The trails are open to hiking, biking, and equestrian use. Maps are available at the Ranger Station.
  • Trails are open from 6am until sunset
  • Pets are not allowed in the backcountry
  • Please stay on designated trails
  • Trails may be closed for inclement weather or public safety
For a detailed trail map including trail distances click here.