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Morro Bay State Park is a state park in Morro Bay, California. There are opportunities for sailing, fishing, hiking, and bird watching. There is also a park museum with exhibits covering natural features, cultural history, Native American life, geology, and oceanography. The park also has a marina and a public golf course. On the bay’s northeastern edge, there is a saltwater marsh that supports a thriving bird population. [1]

Two of the Nine Sisters, a chain of volcanic peaks, are inside of the Park (Black Hill and Cabrillo Peak).

Elephant seals can be viewed at the park. There are about 20-25 bull seals on one beach normally, and several hundred females.

History

The earliest settlers of the local area were Chumash Native American peoples. These peoples relied partially on the harvesting of fish and shellfish from Morro Bay. One of the closest local settlements of Chumash to Morro Bay State Park is the Back Bay site, a large Chumash archaeological site on a stabilized sand dune in Los Osos dating to at least as early as 800 to 1200 AD.[2] Cabrillo first encountered the Chumash in the year 1542.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Morro Bay State Park". http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=594. Retrieved 2006-05-05.  
  2. ^ C. Michael Hogan, Los Osos Back Bay, Megalithic Portal, editor A. Burnham
  3. ^ Los Osos history profile

elephant seals are not at Morro Bay State Park, They are up the road at San Simion.

Coordinates: 35°20′50″N 120°49′33″W / 35.34734°N 120.82592°W / 35.34734; -120.82592

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