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Locations South of Morro Bay State Park


Places you can visit using ordinary care:

Elfin Forest is safe if you stay on the Boardwalk, and dont handle the vegetation.  Audubon Overlook has poison-oak on both sides of the entrance path as of 1-17-02. Dont  touch any vegetation there.

Sweet Springs has large patches of poison-oak. Some of these are labeled. The paths are wide, so youll be safe. Just be careful what you touch. Youll see poison-oak trying to climb eucalyptus trees there. Eucalyptus has a defense against vines growing straight up it. It sheds its outer bark, to which the vine is attached, and down comes the vine!


Places where you must be able to identify poison-oak:

West of Pecho Road the poison-oak is fierce in places, and absent in others, from Butte Street near the north end to the locked gate at the south. This applies also to the Sand Spit.


Places where you can control only the amount of exposure:

Los Osos Oaks State Reserve has poison-oak everywhere just off the trails.

East of Pecho Road in Montano de Oro State Park.

 South of Morro Bay State Park

 

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