Montana de Oro - Los Osos - California - USA
Jack Smith at Montana de Oro
Jack Smith free rides Montana de Oro.

Sandboarding is now an unauthorized activity in Montana De Oro State Park - specifically, the Morro Dunes Natural Preserve. The old sandboarding area is now fenced, signed and patrolled. Fines can run as much as $350 per violation.


Exit at 'Los Osos Valley Road' off the 101 just south of San Luis Obispo, California. Follow Los Osos Valley road west all the way through town and near the ocean. Look for the 'Montana de Oro State Park' sign, where you will make a left turn. Follow the road for about 2 miles. You will see the dunes on your right hand side. Watch for a road on your right with the 'Sand Spit' sign, turn right and follow it into the parking lot. There is a dirt road/path that leads out to the dunes. Take the first trail you come to that heads left, toward the ocean, to get to 'The Sandboard Park'. The Park is about 40 yards to the north of the trail once you actually get into the dunes.

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Submitted by: Lon Beale