Montaña de Oro SP
Narrated by Russ Christoff
One of the largest state parks in California, Montaña de Oro, contains over 8,000 acres and is located south of Moro Bay on the outskirts of Los Osos.
Visitors will enjoy plenty of diverse hiking trails through the hills and along the park’s unique coastal area.
The marine terraces seen here today, were formed from mudstone deposited millions of years ago.
With the shifting Pacific and North American plates, these sediment layers have risen.
Erosion and wave action have shaped them into what we see now.
At Montaña de Oro’s north end, beachcombers can stroll along the dunes that separate the Moro Bay estuary and the ocean.
The Streamer’s Cove area is a good place to start a visit of Montaña de Oro.
It has picnic facilities, a visitor center, and immediate beach access.
Fifty campsites are located in a canyon behind the visitor’s center. Reservations are required.
Camping is primitive at this state park. Only pit toilets are available and there are no showers.
For horse lovers, there are equestrian camps and 50 miles of trails to ride.
The sunsets are Montaña de Oro make this park a photographer’s paradise.
If at all possible, extend your visit to witness the magic.