Montaña de Oro SP

State Park

This park features rugged cliffs, secluded sandy beaches, coastal plains, streams, canyons, and hills, including 1,347-foot Valencia Peak. Naturalists and backpackers enjoy the solitude and freedom found along the park's trails. There are also mountain biking and equestrian trails. The best-known beach is Spooner's Cove, across from the campground. The park's name, "Mountain of Gold," comes from the golden wildflowers that bloom in spring. Wildlife in the park includes black tailed deer and the black oystercatcher. The park includes primitive and equestrian campsites.

Please note: fires are not permitted in the Environmental Camps.

Location - Directions
The park is six miles southwest of Morro bay and seven miles south of Los Osos on Pecho Road.

Seasons - Climate - Recommended clothing
The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended.

Parks to Begin Work on Bluff Trail Accessibility Project in November 2013.

Areas temporarily closed for construction from February 5th through 14th:

North Bluff Trailhead - Section closed for work on walkways, overlooks and bridge.
South Bluff Trail - Section closed from Coon Creek parking lot the bluff.
Coon Creek parking lot will reopen on January 31st.

·Park Information

  • Hours of Operation:

    6 am - 10 pm

  • Park Office Telephone:

    (805) 528-0513

  • Region

    Central Coast


    San Luis Obispo

  • Max Camper Length:

    27 Feet

    Max Trailer Length

    27 Feet

  • Purchase Annual Passes



Operating Hours

6 am - 10 pm