About: 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.
Directions: The park is six miles southwest of Morro bay and seven miles south of Los Osos on Pecho Road.
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The Very best State Park
Although I try to avoid organized campgrounds Montan de Oro is one of my favorite destination. Only 50 sites make it one of the nicest spots to camp. Right on the beach and just south or Oro Bay this place has it all. There is surfing, a gorgeous beach and biking for the whole family. Plenty of mountain biking and great road biking. The ride from Moro to San Simeon Bay near Hearst Castle is fantastic. Plus you get to go at a leisurly pace through Cayucos and Cambria. Hiking near the Camprgrounds ...