6 am - 10 pm
Montaña de Oro State Park
Max. Trailer Lengths
Trailer: Up to 27 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: Up to 27 Feet
Dogs allowed only in campground, roadways, and Spooners Beach. Dogs not allowed on trails.
Driving Directions to Montaña de OroThe park is 6 miles southwest of Morro bay and seven miles south of Los Osos on Pecho Valley Road.
Visitors will be able to reserve campsites and lodging six months in advance from the current date. Bookings may extend from the arrival date to the desired departure date – based on availability and the park’s maximum stay rules.
Upcoming Park Events
No events scheduled at this moment.
Exhibits and Programs
Drinking Water Available
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.
- Fees include entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer, additional vehicles will be charged per night at the park. Although your site may hold 2 or more vehicles, your reservation only covers 1 vehicle (except for group or specialty sites).
- No Extra Vehicles and No Overflow Parking after the 2 Vehicle maximum per campsite.
- Dogs must be leashed in the campground. Dogs are prohibited on the beach.
Please note: fires are not permitted in the Environmental Camps.
- County of San Luis Obispo dba Morro Bay Golf Course (Montana de Oro facilities)
- RV Rentals on the Central Coast (Camping Trailer Rental Services)
Location - Directions
The park is twelve miles southwest of Morro bay and seven miles south of Los Osos on Pecho Valley Road.
Seasons - Climate - Recommended clothing
The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended.
Morro Bay State Park and Montaña de Oro State Park are renowned for their spectacular scenery produced over millions of years by volcanic activity, plate tectonic interactions (subduction and collision), and erosion to shape this unique landscape. Marine terraces are evidence of regional uplift.
(Photograph by Alan Schimierer)
Overnight Facilities - Equestrian Camping Trail Use - Mountain Biking