Morro Rock - An Amazing Volcanic Plug in USA

Located just off the coastline of Morro Bay, in California, USA, Morro Rock is a volcanic plug. This amazing volcanic neck rises 581 feet (177 meter) above the sea at the entrance to Morro Bay Harbor. Morro Rock is connected with the shore by a causeway. Local people call it the Rock and it the Salinan and Chumash tribes consider Morro Rock to be a sacred site.

Morro Rock is protected as the Morro Rock State Preserve. For this reason, climbing on the rock is illegal for the general public. Even disturbing the birds around it is forbidden. One can only visit the area surrounding the base of the Rock. However, the Salinan and Chumash tribes have exemption to legally climb Morro Rock for an annual ceremonies.

1 Responses to “Morro Rock - An Amazing Volcanic Plug in USA”

juliana juan said...
July 4, 2014 at 5:48 PM

It’s a beautiful blog about the awesome destination of California named Morro Rock. I went there ten years back before miami bus tours. Morro Rock is now tied to the mainland by a manmade earthen causeway. And it is as beautiful as it was 10 years ago. There are plenty of restaurants. And several meals to choose from. Also, keep in mind, most of the seafood are local. So they are fresh.

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