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San Simeon State Park

San Simeon Creek Road, San Simeon, CA 93428
805-927-2020
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Ranked #8 of 12 Attractions in San Simeon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Camping
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San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

I've been returning to this campground for 13 years and particularly like the Washburn level. This year I was able to get my favorite site with the ocean views. I spent 9 nights in heaven and only hope I'll be able to return soon any time of the year. Dick Howard, San Marcos, CA

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We have visited the San Simeon State Park in San Simeon numerous times. We have enjoyed a picnic there. In addition, there is another branch of San Simeon State Park in Cambria at the Santa Rosa Creek Area. We enjoyed visiting that location as well.

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Reno, Nevada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Weekend programs at visitor center. Pier is excellen viewing spot for humpback whales, dolphins & birds

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Bishop, California
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

When you travel along Hwy. 1 be prepare to make several stops. Between wineries, milk farms, waterfalls and the breath taken Pacific Ocean will take extra time to complete your adventurous journey. But, don't worry there are several quaint lodges, campgrounds, restaurants and plenty of gas stations. The Pacific Highway is one of California's oldest hwy, rich in history and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Visited the park after returning from Hearst castle. Got to see the beach and several seals. Would like to go to the park for a picnic next time with the family.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We recently did tent camping here. When you check in (we had reservations), they do let you check out your site and change sites, if it's not on hold for someone else. Lots of families with kids and pets. No cell phone service in the lower campground and it was WONDERFUL. People were interacting with each other, kids playing hide... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We camped in our pop-up camper and enjoyed the campground. We stopped in on a Monday expecting them to be full like all the state parks we tried north around Big Sur, but this park had plenty of openings. We took the short walk to the beach and enjoyed the sunset. Our first sunset on the Pacific. Beautiful! Our site... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
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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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7 attraction reviews
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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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