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Montaña de Oro State Park
South of Morro Bay, California

Montaña de Oro, mountain of gold, was named for the spring wildflowers on the coastal terraces. It is across Morro Bay from the town and easily accessible from San Luis Obispo. It was a dairy farm until the state purchased it for use as a park in 1965.

In addition to its newtwork of trails, campground, and clifftop views, the park is noted for the monarch butterflies that winter in eucalyptus trees here. It also provides access to Shark Inlet on Morro Bay, and PG&E's Point Buchon trail to the south.

Montana de Oro State Park
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Montana de Oro State Park, California

Date photographed: April 27, 2008
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Montana de Oro State Park, California

Date photographed: April 27, 2008
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Montana de Oro State Park, California

Date photographed: April 26, 2008
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Montana de Oro State Park, California

Date photographed: April 26, 2008
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Montana de Oro State Park, California

Date photographed: April 27, 2008
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Montana de Oro State Park, California

Date photographed: April 27, 2008
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Montana de Oro State Park, California

Date photographed: April 27, 2008
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