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State Park Camping

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State Park Camping


I'm wondering if anybody has a preference for either park for camping:

San Simeon SP or Montana de Oro SP

We will be going (my husband and I) in the end of October. We'd love to be near the beach or ocean view and the more space between campsites the better. Both seem fantastic, but I can't seem to decide!

thanks for you help!


Oregon Coast
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for Crescent City, Oregon Coast, Oregon, Redwood National Park
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1. Re: State Park Camping

Hi, I've been to both but not for years. Here are some reviews:

Montana de Oro:




San Simeon:



Grover Beach, Ca
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2. Re: State Park Camping

The campground at Montana de Oro sits on a hill overlooking the ocean, while San Simeon is mostly at sea level. I don't know what cell service is like at Montana de Oro, but you won't have any at San Simeon, if that's important to you.

Los Angeles...
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3. Re: State Park Camping

Thanks everybody!

Avila Beach...
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4. Re: State Park Camping

I have friends who stayed at San Simeon and were not impressed with the campground. You can't go wrong with Montano de Oro.

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