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Morro Dunes Ecological Reserve

Description

The 286 acre Morro Dunes Ecological Reserve was designated as an ecological reserve in 1983. It consists of two units: the 236 acre Bayview Unit and the 50 acre Pecho Unit.

The ecological reserve is within the Los Osos coastal dune complex south of Morro Bay providing habitat for the endangered Morro shoulderband snail, Morro Bay kangaroo rat, and a variety of reptiles, birds, amphibians and butterflies. Significant plant resources include coastal sage scrub, dune scrub, Morro manzanita and maritime chaparral.

For more information, call the Central Region Fresno office at (559) 243-4005.


Recreational Opportunities

Wildlife Viewing Hiking Trails

Activities: wildlife viewing and hiking.

Equestrian use prohibited

Hunting and equestrian use is prohibited.

NOTE: Visitors are responsible for knowing and complying with all regulations pertaining to the use of Department lands.

Please refer to the Public Uses on State and Federal Lands section of the link opens in new windowWaterfowl, Upland Game, and Public Use Regulations (PDF) booklet for both statewide and property-specific regulations. A searchable Property-specific regulations table is also available online.


Last update : 10/31/2018 9:35:08 AM


Wildlife Branch - Lands Program
1812 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 445-0411


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Location

Central Region (Region 4)

San Luis Obispo County

Directions: The Pecho Unit is on the northern edge of Montana de Oro State Park, on Pecho Valley Road. Access is from Montana de Oro State Park at the Rim trailhead parking area.

The Bayview Unit trail access is from Broderson Ave, south of Los Osos Valley Road.

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