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Montaña de Oro State Park

Contact Information

(805) 772-7434

Park Hours

6 am - 10 pm

Max. Trailer Lengths

Trailer: 27 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: 27 Feet

Driving Directions to Montaña de Oro

The park is 6 miles southwest of Morro bay and seven miles south of Los Osos on Pecho Road.

Reservation Notice

Beginning Aug. 1, 2017, California State Parks is moving to a new reservation system to make it easier for you to reserve camping and lodging sites! For more information, such as FAQs, please visit ReserveCalifornia™

Camping and Lodging

Online reservations are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Reservations can be made 7 months in advance on the first day of the month beginning at 8:00 a.m. PST via the website, by mail, or by calling the toll free telephone number at 1-800-444-7275. Due to seasonal volume, access to the ReserveAmerica website and the telephone line may at times be limited.

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.


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.

Notices:

DOGS are permitted in campsites and on park roads and must be on a six-foot maximum leash held by an adult. Dogs are NOT ALLOWED on the trails or beach, except for Spooner’s Cove beach. Dogs may not be left alone in the campsite and must be kept in a tent or vehicle at night. Please pick up after your pet.


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.

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Available Activities and Facilities at Montaña de Oro State Park

OVERNIGHT FACILITIES
Environmental Campsites
Family Campsites
Primitive Camping
RV Access
TRAIL USE
Hiking Trails
Horseback Riding
DAY-USE ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
Historical/Cultural Site
Picnic Areas
Exhibits and Programs
Fishing
Guided Tours
Interpretive Exhibits
Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
Beach Area
Windsurfing/Surfing
Family Programs
Geocaching
OTHER FACILITIES & VISITOR INFORMATION
Parking
Drinking Water Available
 
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