Hearst Castle is open and can be reached from the north via Highway 101 to Paso Robles. Due to the recent mudslides in Santa Barbara County, travelers from the Los Angeles area are advised to use Interstate 5.

Morro Bay State Park to Reopen Following Recent Storms

MORRO BAY, Calif. – California State Parks announced today that Morro Bay State Park and its historic campground will reopen to the public on March 9, 2017 . The recent storms damaged roads, caused numerous trees to fall, and damaged campground facilities, structures and vehicles. As a result, the park was closed on February 17 in order to protect public safety.

Emergency repairs to the roads and campground have now been completed and on-line reservations for campsites are now being accepted by Reserve America at:

https://www.reserveamerica. com/camping or by phone at 1-800-444-7275.

“With the assistance of our partner agencies we made excellent progress removing fallen and hazardous trees and limbs, including hazardous trees in proximity to state park buildings and facilities,” said San Luis Obispo Coast District Superintendent Dan Falat. “We would like to thank our partners at CAL FIRE, the California Conservation Corps, and the City of Morro Bay for their rapid responses and invaluable assistance.  With these partnerships in place, we are able to more quickly and efficiently mitigate these public safety hazards and facilitate public access in a timely fashion.”

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To provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high quality outdoor recreation.


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