Montana De Oro State Park Campground

Jan 13, 2021 10:45 PM

Photo by Dave Telford on Flickr

A stunning stretch of the Central Coast of California where the Irish hills meet the Pacific Ocean is preserved in Montana de Oro State Park. Dominating the coastlines are picturesque bluffs and sandy coves. The park's inland side has charming cliffs and canyons. 

You can find Islay Creek Campground within the park's biggest canyon, Islay Creek Canyon. Just a short walk from the beach at Spooner's Cove, the conveniently located campground will act as a base camp for hiking on local trails such as the Bluff Trail, Valencia Peak Trail, Danger Peak Trail, Islay Creek Trail, and Oats Peak Trail.

In fact, the Reservoir Flats Trail goes right through Islay Creek Campground, on a 2-mile loop that gives a great overview of the campground's surroundings.

Islay Creek Campground has 50 standard campsites that accommodate groups of eight or less. The campground is spread along a roughly half-mile long road with two loops. Monterey cypress and larger pines provide intermittent shade. Campsites have soft ground to set up tents on.

Sites can accommodate small RVs up to 27 feet in length. Campground amenities include picnic tables, fire rings, vault toilets, and potable water.


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