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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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Nice location, but no restrooms

Nice location, with two separate campgrounds. The Washburn Campground is up the hill, elevated a little hogher, with nice views. However, the Wasburn sites are a bit dusty, as in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Wayne J
Pleasanton, California
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Pleasanton, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice location, with two separate campgrounds. The Washburn Campground is up the hill, elevated a little hogher, with nice views. However, the Wasburn sites are a bit dusty, as in dirt roads. The sites are also less protected from the winds. The lower San Simeon sites are protected by trees, and have locations to get water and a dump stations.... More 

Thank Wayne J
Arlington, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the morning, we drove north on the beautiful CA 1 route. We saw so many big elephant seals laying on the beach. Most were sleeping, a few were moving around...

Thank Huagang C
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 17 year-old son and I were taking a week long backpacking trip around Big Sur in late August 2016. We had a few nights booked up at the Treebones Resort campsites and were planning on a 3 day backpacking trip through the Los Padres Forest. The Soberanes Fire made us change our plans. We now needed to find lodgings... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful dense forest here with trails to traverse...everything in the state parks here now compromised by wildfires, so if hiking is your expectation, best to check ahead. California state parks are awesome!

Thank PlatinumHoney
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We camped at San Simeon State Park in our travel trailer. It's a 5 minute walk to the beach with cliffs, sand, rocks and driftwood. In the morning, we walked in the morning marine layer. In the afternoon we laid in the sun. There are 2 areas to camp. A larger area closer to the beach and a smaller more... More 

1 Thank Pcorman
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

This is a beautiful State Park in Central California on the coast. Although the area is very dry because of the drought, the trees are green and plentiful for shade, and there are many different types of campsites to choose from. We love this park, and will return. One star removed because the showers were closed.

Thank Linda T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

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 

2 Thank zoofamily
Davis, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 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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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 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!

1 Thank April T
Glendora, California
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3 of 5 bubbles 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

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