The most popular
State Park is the Hearst Castle State Historical Monument in
San Simeon. A page is devoted to Hearst Castle on this site.
The second most popular
park is Morro Bay State Park which is next to the town of Morro
Bay. This park has something for the entire family. The park
has a visitor center, docent led walks, marina, restaurant,
and golf course. The campground requires reservations be made
far in advance particularly during the summer season.
The nearby town of
Morro Bay may be reached by car or bicycle. Many restaurants,
motels, kayaking, fishing and other past times are available.
Montana de Oro is
a favorite of the locals. Surfing and many hiking and biking
trails are available. Horse trails are also in this park. This
park in contrast to Morro Bay State Park has much back country.
This park commands many views of the Pacific Ocean and Morro
Bay. Bring your camera when you come. Limited camp sites are
Between Morro Bay
and Cayucos are more camping spots. North of Cambria camp sites
can be had.
de Oro or Mountains of Gold so named because of the
California Poppies growing on the mountain sides.
This is now a state park.
Avila Beach has camping
along the shore of San Luis Bay. More camping can be found on
highway 1 just in south Pismo Beach.
Oceano State Park
has a quiet setting next to the Oceano Lagoon. This, like the
Morro Bay State Park has many trees. The wildlife here is abundant.
The famed Pismo Dunes
are in the Southern part of San Luis Obispo County. Dune buggies
flood this area at certain parts of the year.
on tours of the Hearst Castle State Historical Monument call;
to Coast Country Arts
for more about what this area offers.