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Los Osos is an unincorporated community located in San Luis Obispo County. The community is combined with Baywood Park.

Los Osos means "The Bears" in Spanish. Despite the name, no bears have been seen in this area for over 100 years so there is no need to worry about encountering one in the countryside.

Get in[edit]

There are only two roads in or out of Los Osos, South Bay Boulevard and Los Osos Valley Road.

The San Luis Obispo County Regional Transit Authority's Route 12 provides service from San Luis Obispo.

Get around[edit]



  • Montaña de Oro State Park, 3550 Pechco Valley Rd (Take Pechco Valley Road to the end), +1 805 528-0513. This 8,000 acre park has miles of hiking trails, ocean fishing, a beautiful cove, and 50 primitive camping sites (i.e. vault toilets and water from tanks). Located about 6 mi (9 km) southwest of Morro Bay. Campground temporarily closed due to COVID-19.
  • Los Osos Oaks State Reserve, Los Osos Valley Road between Palomino Dr. and Lariat Dr. (Just east of town), +1 805 772-7434. Daylight hours. This 90 acre (0.5 km2) preserve protects a grove of 800-year-old coast live oaks. A 1.5 mi (2.4 km) trail leads through the preserve. Poison oak is found in abundance so leaving the trail is not recommended. There are no picnic or restroom facilities in the Preserve. Free.


  • Farmers' Market, Santa Maria Avenue (between 2nd & 3rd). M 2PM-5PM. Local produce and flowers.



  • 1 Merrimaker Tavern, 1301 2nd St, +1 805 439-1969.


Go next[edit]

  • Morro Bay - Located five miles north of Los Osos, this coastal town is best known for the massive 581-foot (177 m) volcanic rock that dominates its harbor, but is also a great spot to see marine mammals and is home to one of California's oldest fine art and craft shows.

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