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

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We enjoyed our picnic on the beach and a walk on the pier. It had a clean bathroom and good parking. Such a lovely view and quiet spaces.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2016
Barbara S
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice campground with the exception of the porta-potties that are now in use in lieu of the flush toilets. The lack of showers made us cut our trip short; there's only so long one can go without a real shower. If the waters is running, I highly recommend this campground. Sites 98, 100, 86 and 38... More 

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Davis, California
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Shower before you come, fill water tank before arriving. Convenient location. Recommend staying in Paso Robles instead.

Thank Millicent C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This beach has one of the longest, yet 'less busy' pier of any we visited. There were maybe 4 locals fishing off of it, beautiful place!

Thank April T
Glendora, California
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

The location is beautiful but this campground was very disappointing. When we arrived to our campsite there was trash from the previous campers. I noticed that the camp host do not clean the campsites or fire rings. I'm not sure what they do since there are no showers or bathrooms to clean. The trash bins had trash piled on the... More 

1 Thank Nat M
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

No water, no showers, and very basic campsite that is well overpriced, probably the worst campsite I've been to in many months of travelling, the surrounding scenery is fabulous and the area is a must but from a campsite with better facilities

Thank Chris M
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52 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our picnic on the beach and a walk on the pier. It had a clean bathroom and good parking. Such a lovely view and quiet spaces.

1 Thank Barbara S
St. George, Utah
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The campsites are fine. They are semi-private with a fire pit and a table. There was plenty of room for our 33-ft RV and tow vehicle. The campground is nice, but believe the reviews when they say this is primitive. No water, no electric, no cell service. There are porta-potties (very clean). There are no showers. Some websites say there... More 

1 Thank Terri Hennessy C
Montebello, NY
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

The location of the campground is great. It's across the street from the ocean, it's down the road from an elephant seal rookery, and very close to Hearst Castle. And there are a large number of campsites. But we stayed at other campsites during our vacation and San Simeon was the only one with the bathrooms and showers unavailable. We... More 

Thank mamafox
San Luis Potosi, Mexico
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

The ideal location and used to be one of the best camping sites in California. Now with the drough and short sightes and incompetence of Politician,beauracrats that ruined this place. First impression or unimpressed when you get into the entrance that the Park is Full. So , even you have a reservation still a little nervous that you might get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Great camp ground clean and well maintained close to the beach only down side was no showeres but we are going threw a drought so i understand

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