SBVC – Morro Bay/Margarita Festival
September 8-11, 2022
Greetings Fellow Campers! After the hiatus due to COVID, a favorite for our chapter is back, Morro Bay Car Camping trip with the option of the Morro Bay Avocado & Margarita Festival!
We’ll be staying at one of my favorites, Morro Bay State Park, right on the edge of the Morro Bay Estuary. This is a ‘car camping’ trip, so this means all are welcome, tents, trailers, RVs, etc.
As is so often the case anymore though, parking is a true premium, so any carpooling is very welcomed and encouraged! As is the rule now with the state park system, ANYTHING with a license plate counts as a ‘vehicle’ in the count. As we have eight campsites, we’re only allowed 16 ‘vehicles’. You must answer the "Carpooling" question as best you can, so that we have an accurate vehicle count.
This will be a four day trip, spanning from Thursday to Sunday. Here’s our soft schedule of events:
Thursday: Arrive and Set Up
As people trickle in, we’ll be helping each other set up and get situated, with some socializing and snacking as you finish up your set up. There will also be an evening campfire to make friends around!
There are a few options for Friday:
-Morning kayaking on the estuary-This will be led by co-trip leader Gener. For anyone with their own kayak/s, feel free to bring them! If you must rent one, that expense is not included in the trip fee. As we’re camping right across the street from the marina, kayaks are rentable there.
-Afternoon hike-Black Hill- This is a hiking trail in Morro Bay State Park, also being led by co-trip leader Gener.
-State Park Museum Tour-This charming museum is just a short walk from the campsite, and can be visited anytime during the trip (only when its open of course!)
-Martitime Museum-In town-located right next to the historic Morro Bay Power Plant, this is another nice strolling tour that gives you some of the local history of Morro Bay. Self guided tours are possible anytime during business hours.
-Estuary Hike/Walk-This is a pretty mellow/low intensity hike/walk, that you can take anytime. The trailhead is in the parking lot of the marina, across the street from our campground.
-Margarita Festival!- For those so inclined, today’s the big day for the Margarita Festival in town, at Tidelands Park. It runs from 10AM-630PM.
-Antiquing- For those so inclined, there are some wonderful antique, curio, and even a few thrift shops scattered throughout Morro Bay. I highly encourage folks to take a stroll and see what treasures they can find!
-Biking-for anyone so inclined, Morro Bay is a great town for biking! So bring your bike, and explore this cute coastal town!
-This is our pack up and check out day, but there’s still a little time for some hiking, biking, and such as well. It all depends on how you want to spend your day. Once you’re packed, you can park across the street at the Marina, walk around the estuary, partake of a delicious lunch at the Marina restaurant, or spend some time exploring Morro Bay more before you head for home.
As in so many things, and so much in this trip, the choice is yours folks!
So come on and join us for a great long weekend in Morro Bay!