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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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Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Activities: Camping

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easy beach to walk

The artists nearby can be found here, painting, the view. and there is a little museum about seals and the wildlife I recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The artists nearby can be found here, painting, the view. and there is a little museum about seals and the wildlife I recommend.

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West Covina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

My Wife and I camped here this past weekend and arrived on Friday around 2pm the other couple had checked out the Washburn primitive campground and thought it wasn't great but wanted us to see it after taking a ride around it did have better views it was very windy and looked like it would be uncomfortable since we were... More 

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Yucaipa, California
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A beautiful picturesque park. There are trails for bike riding and areas to sit and enjoy a picnic. Good walking trails.

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San Francisco
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

wonderful place to see and learn; full of information and history. In the spring.. we suggest to take the late afternoon tours since the fog maybe over by that time. We assure you that any picture you take will be beautiful. The only down side of going late is that the store and small eating areas are already closed. Do... More 

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Hanford, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

San Simeon State Park is one of my favorite camping spots, my wife and I along with friends and family have been coming here for OCE ten years. We like to camp in the upper Washburn primitive camping area, there are no flush toilets or RV hook ups, but we dry camp with our trailers of motor homes. There is... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This is a very nice California State Park. It is clean and safe. It would be nice if it had electricity and there could be water for the bathrooms and showers. The upper campground has pit toilets so it is not affected by the severe water shortages this area of California is experiencing. The lower Campground has locked bathrooms and... More 

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Naples
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Stayed March 18th for two nights. We understood the showers were closed because of them drought, but didnt know they shut the toilets down also. We paid more for the San Simeon loop with outhouses that were full and needed to be emptied, then walked up to the Washburn loop and found they had nicer pit toilets. The rangers were... More 

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

While camping at Joshua Tree, our tent neighbors suggested a stop by the San Simeon Area to witness the Elephant Seal birthings on our return trip home to Oregon. While our trip was magical in many ways, this was probably the most incredible event in our 2 week adventure. We pulled into a roadside way, that was teaming with cars... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

It was surprising to us to experience this quite place with so much beauty unlike most places we came across in CA. A real find in my opinion. Here you can stay in one of the low budget motels and with the beautiful surroundings feel like you are in a luxury resort.

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Rialto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This place is a great stop. Well taken care of. Lots of room to roam around and explore, and it's so beautiful here.

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