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Pismo Beach, California: Once-a-Year Monarch Butterfly Grove

Tens of thousands of Monarch butterflies hang out in a small eucalyptus grove during the Fall and Winter.

Pismo State Beach

S. Dolliver St., Pismo Beach, CA
Pismo State Beach. Exit US Hwy 101 at either the Hwy 1 or Price St. exits. Drive south on Hwy 1/Dolliver St. for about a mile. The grove will be on the right, south of the North Beach State Campground. Look for the parking area.
Daily 10-4, late Oct. through Feb. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Monarch Butterfly Grove.

Once-a-Year Monarch Butterfly Grove

We went to the Monarch Butterfly Grove in February and there were not that many butterflies left. It was still neat to see it. we Were told December and January is the time to see more.

[Leslie H-S, 02/18/2017]

Butterfly grove.

Once-a-Year Monarch Butterfly Grove

Near the beach, right on highway 1 -- awesome clusters of butterflies.

[Jared, 01/19/2015]

Monarch butterflies.

Once-a-Year Monarch Butterfly Grove

This a eucalyptus grove that Monarch butterflies migrate to once a year.

[Mike Simpson, 12/04/2013]

They migrate, then hang out for a while. The official Pismo State Beach Butterfly Grove is home to tens of thousands of Monarchs every year from late October through February.

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