Cayucos, California Campgrounds and RV Parks

  1. Morro Strand State Beach
  2. Rancho Colina
  3. Morro Dunes Resort Campground
  4. Cypress Morro Bay
  5. Bay Pines Travel Trailer Park
  6. Morro Bay State Park
  7. Cerro Alto Campground
  8. Montana de Oro State Park
  9. El Chorro Regional Park
  10. San Simeon State Park - Washburn
  11. San Simeon State Park - San Simeon Creek
  12. Wine Country RV Resort
  13. Santa Margarita Lake KOA
  14. Pismo Coast Village RV Resort
  15. Pismo State Beach - North Beach Campground
  16. Lake San Antonio
  17. Le Sage Riviera
  18. Pismo State Beach - Oceano Campground
  19. Pismo Sands RV Park
  20. Hi Mountain Campground

Cayucos, California

A number of campgrounds can be found south of Cayocos around Morro Bay.

Cayucos was built on part of a Spanish land grant by founder, Captain James Cass and partner, Captains Ingals, who put up the original buildings, a store, the pier and a warehouse, in about 1867. Cayucos means kayak or small canoe, in Spanish, describing the type of vessel used by the Aleutians who hunted sea otters along the coast of Estero Bay. The populations of sea otters have still not recovered in this area.

A well-known real estate promoter, C.H. Phillips, subdivided another section of the land grant into town lots and this marked the beginning of the town. Rich soil for orchards, growth of legumes, dairy farming and berries, in addition to the fishing possibilities, increased the likelihood of a good living. Phillips was probably the first to recognize the commercial value of the natural deep water harbour.

Of the original buildings, Captain James Cass' home stands at the north end of the town of Cayucos. The warehouse presently houses the Art Society Gallery. The pier is still a place for excellent, if sporadic, fishing and extends out into the Pacific Ocean, breaking the rollers that are a feature of the large sandy beach.

  • Cass House has bed and breakfast accommodations plus a restaurant
  • Old West look to town buildings
  • Montana de Oro State Park
  • Morro Rock
  • wine country tours
  • Hearst Castle
  • pier has shops and services for various kinds of fishing
  • Gull Cottage Folk Art Gallery

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