What we’re about
Norcal Campers is an adult camping group appealing to folks who camp from their vehicle rather than from a backpack. Many of us camp in tents, while others utilize vehicles ranging from SUV’s to trailers and motorhomes of various sizes. While we welcome people of all ages, history has shown that most of our active campers are of retirement age. We focus on camping in the western states and northern California in particular and include “civilized” places like state and national parks, but also remote campgrounds with little to offer beyond a vault toilet. Most trips will be appropriate for anyone, but all campers must be self-sufficient; we assume no responsibility for your safety or well-being as we only serve to help coordinate things. By joining you agree to hold the group and all fellow members harmless of any responsibility or liability for whatever befalls you on a trip. Everyone is responsible for booking, and paying for, their own campsite, shared with others if mutually agreeable. Many of us enjoy getting together to share a libation but if you like to drink to excess and party please join another group. Pets are generally welcome, subject to the regulations of the campground being visited. Many of us camp outside of this group but sometimes company is welcome and there is a high likelihood that you will make and cherish lifelong friends as well as enjoy the security that a group can sometimes provide. Lastly, if you have an interest in leading a trip contact the “Head Camper” for assistance and authorization. Members can share information on Facebook at: facebook.com/groups/1645476912418551.
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- Morro Bay State Park- May 15 to 20, 202410 State Park Rd, Morro Bay, CA
THIS TRIP IS FULL. THERE IS A WAITING LIST TO ATTEND.
Find us in campsite # 97
Nearest address: 10 State Park Rd. Morro Bay, 93442
Limited to 30 people. Please sign up only after you have a confirmed reservation. In the comment section below, provide site number, arrival date and departure date.
We hope you can join Linda and me at cozy Morro Bay State Park, which features lagoon and natural bay habitat. The bay's most prominent landmark is Morro Rock. The park has opportunities for sailing, fishing, hiking, and bird watching. The park museum has exhibits that cover natural features and cultural history, Native American life, geology, and oceanography. The park also has a colorful marina and an 18-hole public golf course. On the bay's northeast edge is a pristine saltwater marsh that supports a thriving bird population.
Website: Information, park and campground maps: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=594
Max. Trailer: 35 Feet. Camper/Motorhome: 35 Feet. Check in time 2 PM. Each site has picnic table and fire ring. Flush toilets and water near each site.
Make your reservations at: https://www.reservecalifornia.com, or phone 800-444-7275.
This is a very popular destination, so make your reservations early to ensure your site. The 6 months booking window is open now.
A visit to the Central Coast of California is not complete without a stop at the Museum of Natural History in Morro Bay State Park. The museum offers activities for all ages: nature walks, exhibits, lectures, puppet shows, videos, docent led tours and special events.
Visit the Chumash garden along the side of the museum and learn how the Chumash used native plants of this area in their daily lives.
The Museum of Natural History is within minutes of the Heron Rookery, Morro Bay State Park, Montana de Oro State Park, the El Moro Elfin Forest and Audubon's Sweet Springs Nature Preserve. The museum overlooks Morro Bay which is both a State and National Estuary.
Each family is responsible for their own reservations, equipment and meals. We will gather around the campfire each evening after dinner to share stories. Group pot-luck dinner on Friday starting 5 pm. Bring your own chair and beverage. I plan to hike and/or paddle every day. Lunch will often be on the trail or beach.