Montana De Oro

Montana De Oro


Montana de Oro is a real gem in the California State Park system. Lightly visited, this State Park is six miles southwest of Morro Bay California. Springtime’s explosion of yellow flowers gives the park its name which means “mountain of gold” in Spanish.

Montana de Oro is known for its windswept, rocky cliffs, gorgeous ocean views and secluded beaches. There are plenty of places to hike, ride horses and even use a saucer to slide down the sandy hills onto the beach below. Before the entrance to the park, there are huge stands of eucalyptus trees that were planted to provide railroad ties but it was discovered that wood was too soft to use, the project was abandoned and the trees became part of the scenery that is Montana de Oro.

Spooner’s Cove beach is across from campground and there is a little museum and bathroom facilities close by. Get off by yourself on hiking trails or horse trails and its easy to see black tailed deer, streams, cliffs, and find secluded beaches.




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