6 am - 10 pm
Montaña de Oro 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.
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.
Available Activities and Facilities at Montaña de Oro State Park
Exhibits and Programs
Drinking Water Available