Saturday, September 23, 2023


Morro Bay waterfront RV sites being closed after protests from citizens

RVers who love to camp along the waterfront at the Embarcadero in Morro Bay, California, are going to have to find another spot.

The Morro Bay City Council voted 4-1 this week to end a pilot program that had created 19 RV sites on the waterfront in an effort to generate revenue for the city’s underfunded Harbor Department.

Local citizens mounted a petition drive against the RV campsites and had been planning to bring the issue up to a public vote in an upcoming election.

All 19 RV sites will be closed in April.


Mike Gast
Mike Gast
Mike Gast was the vice president of Communications for Kampgrounds of America Inc. for 20 years before retiring in 2021. He also enjoyed a long newspaper career, working as a writer and editor at newspapers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon, and Montana. He and his wife, Lori Lyon, now own and operate the Imi Ola Group marketing company, focusing on the outdoor industry.


  1. Morro Bay thrives wonderfully without the water front rv camping, I’ve been a resident most of my life, I’m tired of our town been exploited and molested.. seems no body cares to clean up after themselves.

  2. In a nutshell;

    Morro Bay is full of retired folks who don’t want to see any change to there “sleepy ocean side village”. They view the RV’ers as dangerous and the RV’s as making there town ugly.

    I live just up the road and that generation kept my town from growing for many years for the same type of reasons.

  3. Thanks for the article. What were the reasons for the votes to close it? What did the original supporters have to say? Did any of the original supporters change their support?

  4. What a great way to convince the RV people to leave their money other places. Didn’t anybody see what happened in Maine?


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