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Crystal Cove State Park – Upper Moro Campground California

Crystal Cove State Park – Upper Moro Overview

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Crystal Cove State Park – Upper Moro campground is one of three backcountry/primitive campgrounds in the park and is located on the Moro Ridge Trail about 2.5 miles from the parking lot.

There are approximately 13 primitive campsites and most have great views of the distant ocean and surrounding hills. Each site has has a decent area to pitch a tent or two, and most also have a picnic table.  Campers must bring all of their gear, water and food, and pack everything back out.  Campfires and pets are not allowed. A vault toilet is also located at the campground.

Crystal Cove State Park – Upper Moro – Area Recreation

The campground provides easy access to miles of hiking and excellent mountain biking trails. Wildlife viewing opportunities include deer, bobcat, coyote, pheasant, quail, hawks, and a variety of other creatures. There’s also the occasional rattlesnake (usually appearing from May through October).  You can also hike back down to beautiful Moro Beach (access via a tunnel under the Pacific Coast Highway), and enjoy swimming, surfing, snorkeling, beach combing and sunbathing. There’s also some good marine wildlife viewing here too.

The two other backcountry / primitive campgrounds are Lower Moro and Deer Canyon.  Moro campground is also located in the park (trailers and RVs only).  Crystal Cove State Park Historic District is also just a few miles up the coast.

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Amenities
  • Campsite Tables
  • Cell Service - Good
  • Hike/Bike Campsites
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
Activities
  • Archeological Sites
  • Backpacking
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Programs
  • Nature Trails
  • Ocean
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Stargazing
  • Walking Trails
  • Wilderness Area
  • Wildlife Viewing
Pacific Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, California 92651
949 494-3539
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Best Campsites

9, 10, 14, 17, 19, 20

Regions
Campsite Types
  • Primitive
  • Tent
  • Walk-To
# of Campsites:

13

Season:

Year Round

Elevation:

860

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