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CERRO ALTO CAMPGROUND, CA

Cerro Alto Campground is a well-known hiking and mountain biking paradise. It is located a short distance from the sandy beaches of Morro Bay, where visitors enjoy surfing, fishing, kayaking, sailing, scuba diving and more. While the campground offers a serene, relaxed environment...
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CERRO ALTO CAMPGROUND TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 8 20 Back-In
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CERRO ALTO CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 42 Back-In
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CERRO ALTO CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 25 Pull-Through
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CERRO ALTO CAMPGROUND TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 8 15 Back-In
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CERRO ALTO CAMPGROUND TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 8 33 Back-In
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CERRO ALTO CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 35 Back-In
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CERRO ALTO CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 37 Back-In
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CERRO ALTO CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 25 Back-In
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CERRO ALTO CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 25 Back-In
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CERRO ALTO CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 24 Back-In
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CERRO ALTO CAMPGROUND TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 8 24 Back-In
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CERRO ALTO CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 30 Back-In
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Overview

Overview

Cerro Alto Campground is a well-known hiking and mountain biking paradise. It is located a short distance from the sandy beaches of Morro Bay, where visitors enjoy surfing, fishing, kayaking, sailing, scuba diving and more. While the campground offers a serene, relaxed environment, both Morro Bay and the nearby town of Atascadero offer numerous dining opportunities, shopping, museums and other activities.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated in a mixed oak, pine and sycamore forest at an elevation of about 1,000 feet. It lies in a verdant canyon pass along a semiannual mountain creek. The roads are paved, but narrow, winding and single lane with turnouts to each site.

Recreation:

Visitors enjoy ample hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding opportunities, along with a 360-degree view of the Central California coast and inland valleys. The 4-mile Cerro Alto Trail, which leads to the peak, begins within the campground.

Morro Bay beaches are less than 10 miles from the campground, offering wide sandy stretches and swimming, surfing, fishing, kayaking, sailing, scuba diving and more. An 18-hole championship golf course is located in the oceanside town.

Facilities:

The campground offers single-family sites for tent or RV camping. Each site is equipped with a table and campfire ring and grill. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided, but no hookups are available. Trash collection bins are scattered throughout the campground.

Nearby Attractions:

Paso Robles, which is quickly becoming known as a premier spot for Central Coast wines, is located 20 miles from the campground. Wine tasting tours are offered daily, or visitors can select individualized tours of numerous wineries located in the area.

The campground makes a great base camp for motorcyclists or day-trippers to visit the quaint, neighboring towns of San Luis Obispo, Cayucos, Harmony and Cambria, all of which are within 35 miles of the campground.

Tours of historic Hearst Castle are also available. Visitors can spend time relaxing at the many available day spas located at nearby Avila or Grover beaches. Off-road vehicle trails are available on famous Pismo Beach.

Booking Window
Mon Sep 22 2014 - Sun Mar 15 2015

Reservations must be made 7 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Drinking Water
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Pay Phone
  • RV sites
  • Self Pay Station
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Bait Shop
  • Beach Access
  • Beachcombing
  • Boardwalk
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Grocery Store
  • Kayaking
  • Marina
  • Restaurant
  • Scuba Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jan 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
WALK TO $18.00
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $18.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $18.00
Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Dec 31 2015
WALK TO $18.00
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $18.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $18.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
35.4275, -120.73833
35°25'39"N, 120°44'18"W

From Atascadero, travel southwest on Highway 41 for about 8 miles, then 1 mile south to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

CERRO ALTO CAMPGROUND
P.O 1018
Templeton  CA  93465

Phone Number:

Information:  (805)434-1996
Additional Information