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Morro Bay State Park
California

Morro Bay State Park consists of a museum, campground, golf course, hiking trails on the low hills, salt marsh, and mudlfats. It is a very popular park, with coastal travellers competing with locals for campsites. The museum, founded in 1963, is the only one in the state park system.

Morro Bay State Park
Wikipedia: Morro Bay State Park
See also: The Museum of Natural History in Morro Bay State Park

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Pickleweed flats at Morro Bay State Park

Pickleweed flats at Morro Bay State Park

Pickleweed flats at Morro Bay State Park

Morro Bay State Park, California

Date photographed: February 24, 2006
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The Morro Bay State Park Museum

The Morro Bay State Park Museum

The Morro Bay State Park Museum

Morro Bay State Park, California

Date photographed: February 24, 2006
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Morro Bay mudflats

Morro Bay mudflats

Mudflats occupy the lower intertidal areas in Morro Bay. Though seemingly barren they have an abundance of life just below the surface.

Morro Bay State Park, California

Date photographed: April 21, 2017

Morro Bay State Park Marina

Morro Bay State Park Marina

One of the surprising amenities of Morro Bay State Park is this small boat harbor.

Morro Bay State Park, California

Date photographed: April 21, 2017

Above the Morro Bay Museum

Above the Morro Bay Museum

The Morro Bay State Park Museum of Natural History is the only one in the state park system. It is built against the side of a rocky hill overlooking Morro Bay.

Morro Bay State Park, California

Date photographed: April 21, 2017

Heron and cormorant rookery

Heron and cormorant rookery

Herons and cormorants nest in the Eucalyptus trees behind the mudflats and narrow beach on Morro Bay.

Morro Bay State Park, California

Date photographed: April 21, 2017

Boardwalk in the Morro Bay pickleweed flats

Boardwalk in the Morro Bay pickleweed flats

The highest intertidal zone in Morro Bay is occupied with a dense growth of salt-tolerant pickleweed.

Morro Bay State Park, California

Date photographed: April 21, 2017

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