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San Simeon State Park

Address: San Simeon Creek Road, San Simeon, CA 93428
Phone Number: 805-927-2020
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Ranked #8 of 12 Attractions in San Simeon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Camping
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Camping
Hours:
Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Hickman, CA
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134 reviews 134 reviews
55 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We weren't impressed with this campground at all. Part of the problem could be that you have to book with Reserve America and they told us we were getting a "standard" site with water and electricity. Unfortunately we got neither. None of the sites have electricity, ever, and during the drought none of them have water. They will let you... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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106 reviews 106 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Great park. Do NOT miss the nice hike available form the day use area, across the creek from the campground. My wife and i have hiked many trails in the SLO area - on the coast and in the hills - and this one of the best! The 3.5 mile hike (although could be made shorter via one of the... More 

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Roanoke, Virgina, USA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We took the grand rooms tour. Was ONLY 5 rooms. That was $25.00 each (or $50.00) If we wanted to see second floor of Castle, was another $25.00/person. AND if we wanted to see the guest houses, ANOTHER $25.00/person. $150.00 for this is too much. Too bad as the tour person was great, and the scenery wonderful, but bring MONEY... More 

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Plan your visit to the estate, we did the evening tour and it was interesting to be in the estate without big crowds and to be the last ones out of the park.

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Germantown, Tn
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The Hearst Castle is totally amazing. But the tours ARE pricey. We took the grand rooms tour and found it very interesting but for the $$ we would have expected more. The tours are well organized and very controlled. Don't even lean on any of the furnishings or you will be shot...just kidding but folks will come out of the... More 

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San Marcos, California
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

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

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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