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San Simeon State Park

San Simeon Creek Road, San Simeon, CA 93428
805-927-2020
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Ranked #9 of 12 attractions in San Simeon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Camping
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We stopped in San Simeon on a beautiful beach with wild sea lions. It was fun to watch them and the area is very beautiful.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We stayed here in our RV as a stopover along the pacific coast and it was great. A really well maintained site, easy to access from the road, good size pitches with shade and an easy walk to the beach to watch the beautiful sunset. They were having to use portable toilets because of the drought but we were self... More

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Santa Clarita
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great/very reasonably priced camp grounds. Lots of shade for self-contained camping (no hook-ups). Currently portable restrooms because of drought.

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La Palma, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Hearst Castle is a few miles north. We stayed in our tent in the Primitive Campground. Due to the drought, there is no water near the campsites. Water is available near the park entrance. Bring lots of bottles. There are hiking trails of easy to moderate difficulty on the dry hills and through forest. Price for a tent site for... More

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Budd Lake NJ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It was a nice park with excellent views of the ocean. There were nice trees by the ocean. Unfortunately it rained so we couldn't really get the full enjoyment.

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San Diego, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is our 3rd time at the campground. Instead of staying in the lower area, we found a spot at the top and enjoyed ocean views and undulating hills to the east. Unfortunately there is a water crisis so they no longer offered flush toilets (porta potties were clean) or showers. We walked to Washburn campground and it was very... More

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The 3.5 mile loop trail from the Washburn day use area is a very easy, but interesting hike for kids. The hike includes wooden boardwalks and bridges over marshy San Simeon Creek, a fern gully, views of ranch land and a little local history. There are a lot of interpretive signs that helped us identify the wildlife we were seeing,... More

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Eagle, Idaho
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222 reviews 222 reviews
70 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Need a close by place from the castle to picnic , than the state park will work for you. Just be aware the parking lot is in very very poor shape , don't plan on driving your Ferrari in the lot!,, Mike

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Ventura, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Brought my girlfreind and my kids camping there over the past weekend Friday-Monday. I have been there before but it was their first time. This is a great little campground. The sights where we stayed are remarkably level. We stayed in site #87 which was long enough for my 28' trailer. All the sites 86-90 are really the best if... More

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california
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Beautiful place to walk and enjoy wildlife. Even seen a red fox! The deer and birds, the ocean right there, this is a perfect day trip. Stay for the sunset it really will take your breath away.

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