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Old 09-16-2010, 12:42 PM   #1
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Hearst Castle/Morro Bay/Pismo area

I am in Oregon, heading home to Northern Arizona, but want to swing over to see Hearst Castle, Morro, Pismo before heading back through Bakersfield and I-40...in checking out campgrounds, I think it would be easier to stay in Paso Robles then along the coast. I have a 40'er so I am not looking at state parks,....
Any suggestions??? Most RV parks in that area are $$$$$...I found Paso Robles RV Ranch and Wine Country RV...both expensive....:rolley es:
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Yep, we're not in Kansas anymore Toto and that part of the country is expensive. We've spent a good deal of time there and love it though. Wine Country RV Resort and Pismo Beach Village (?) were our favorites.

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Old 09-16-2010, 03:40 PM   #3
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We have stayed at Wine Country RV several times and have always been happy there, a clean and nicely run park with activities sometimes. If you wanted to go over to the coast, Pismo Coast village is nice, but if you don't want to go that far south on the 1, you could stay in Morro Bay at Morro Dunes RV park and it is right across from the beach with a terrific view of Morro Rock. It does get windy but it's a great view and a nice, clean, friendly park
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I'd go for Wine Country RV. Pismo Coast Village to me is like Los Angeles, although many people swear by it. Not our speed.

We have stayed at San Simeon SP. The Washburn primitive area would certainly accommodate your length if the rangers didn't mind. No hook-ups at all and a pit toilet. Cambria, CA. - iRV2.com Campground Reviews

There are two campgrounds in Morro Bay. Morro Dunes RV as Steve and Diane state, plus a small one you drive by on the way to Morro Dunes. Sorry I Can't recall the name.

IMHO both are a better choice than Pismo Coast, plus Pismo will make your drive further.

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The State Park below the Hearst Castle is plenty Big enough for Your rig!
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We made the same trip as you are planning now.

We looked at going to Morro Bay State Park but when reading that they didn't accommodate 40 foot RV's we found an alternative right next to the SP.

After arrival at the area we did pass the SP a couple of times and I did look like they had some very big sites so we stopped and went looking. It turns out that at least 7 or 8 of their sites will in fact easily take a 40 foot MH.

We then spoke to the Ranger on duty who confirmed this and we were told that they will not turn you away as long as your rig fit into the site. We got the impression that everybody knew that the site would take big rigs but no one wanted the trouble of correcting this fact on their website etc.

Next time we go to the Morro Bay area we will "wing it" and try to get in at Morro Bay - especially if we go there off season or during mid week. You could also try telephoning them asking which sites are the biggest and then make a booking. As mentioned their biggest sites are more than big enough for your 40 foot rig.
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The State Park below the Hearst Castle is plenty Big enough for Your rig!
That would be San Simeon State Park, 5 miles south. Park website states 35' max. We are 37' and had no problem at all. Good luck

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The one on the way to Morro Dunes is Rancho Colina, and it is a nice quiet park with decent size spaces. The manager is friendly and helpful. There is also another one in between Rancho Colina and Morro Dunes called Morro Strand (not the state beach) and it can handle the big rigs easily although it is a bit more expensive.
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