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San Simeon State Park

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Address: San Simeon Creek Road, San Simeon, CA 93428
Phone Number: 805-927-2020
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7:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Activities: Camping

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San Simeon State Park has developed into a well laid out campground. The campsites are, for the most part good size with neighbor privacy. The campground has a water shortage so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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San Luis Obispo County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We went out on the pier and met up with a whale calf and her mom. Truly life changing to see these majestic creatures in the wild, yet so close to humanity.

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San Luis Obispo County, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

San Simeon State Park has developed into a well laid out campground. The campsites are, for the most part good size with neighbor privacy. The campground has a water shortage so the restroom are closed, but pit toilets are provided. The lower campground has piped water for drinking, I do not know if this is new or temporary. We brought... More 

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Rosamond, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We love camping here and try to come every summer. This year we brought my entire extended family and had a amazing time. The campground is clean and very kid friendly. The campground hosts are wonderful. And the beach is a five minute walk from camp! It's like beach camping without all of the sand coming in your camp. Lots... More 

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La Puente
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Nice campground but suffers from drought restrictions - bathrooms were closed and replaced with chemical toilets. We still managed to have a good time while we were there but it felt good to leave. Beach access was good but there were two dead elephant seals in the sand. Parking was a bit confusing since the reservation web site said you... More 

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Exeter, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We just spent the week here & can't wait to go back. We tent camp & prefer the more quiet areas so we stayed in the Washburn loop. The vegetation is not as dense but, our spot was good with trees & bushes to separate us from our neighbors. I was camping with teens & it was a great place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Excellent birding. Boardwalk or cleared trails. Easy to walk. Very pretty area and right along Hwy 1. Highly recommeded for everyone. Some areas are restricted to campers only

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Visalia, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This used to be my "Go-To" place for coastal camping, as it reminds me of where I grew up further north in Santa Cruz, and its close proximity to Cambria. But tent camping can be kinda rough here these days, now that they've boarded up the bathrooms and showers and outdoor sinks and even the wager spigots inbetween campsites... And... More 

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Calabasas, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I spent 3 days at 2 nights at the Washburn loop of the San Simeon State Park campground. I called to make reservations because I found the website to be a bit confusing and I wanted to make sure we got a site in the Washburn loop and not in the lower part of the campground which looked to be... More 

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Central Coast of CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Can't say enough positive things about this park. We go here often because it's so close to home, my husband likes it so well (as do I), it's by the ocean (but NOT oceanfront), it's clean, and it's a very good choice for those who want to travel up the CA coast to visit the Big Sur Area or Monterey... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Rangers at check in friendly and courteous We were assured this was a family orientated park not so much from our experience. We were there 3 days with each day getting worse.. It appeared that the locals who did have 2 small kids decided to cram 5 vehicles and way over the 8 limit per campsite and party loud and... More 

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Additional Information about San Simeon State Park

Address: San Simeon Creek Road, San Simeon, CA 93428
Phone Number: 805-927-2020
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Simeon
Open Hours:
Tuesday 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 3:30 pm

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