Hearst San Simeon State Park

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San Simeon Creek Rd.
Cambria, CA 93428
805-927-2020
805-927-2035
Reservations: 800444PARK
Official Website

GPS: 35.5991, -121.1247

Last Price Paid: $25
Number of Sites: 268
Pad Type: asphalt
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 82 ft
Max Length: 35 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

7 people have reviewed this location.

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Cell Phone Coverage

1bars
Verizon 3G
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Verizon 4G
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AT&T 3G
3bars
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RetiredVagabond
Hamilton, MT
32 Grand Design Reflection
2013 Ram 2500 4x4 Diesel
23 reviews
Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 6

RetiredVagabond would stay here again

“Nice Visit Near Beach”

Reviewed Sep 13, 2017

Overall Rating

I was at first disappointed in the campground. They seemed a little unorganized and the campground was still overgrown, I guess a little due to the very wet winter. During my stay the rest rooms and showers were closed. Sad because they looked fairly new. Maybe it was due to the water shortage. There is some road noise from Pacific Coa... more

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1bars
Verizon 4G

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Michael & Imkelina
Cambria, CA
25 Dynamax Isata 3 RW
26 reviews
Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 43

Michael & Imkelina would stay here again

“Pacific Coast gem offering some scenic camping”

Reviewed Sep 02, 2017

Overall Rating

We always enjoy the scenic beauty of the Pacific Ocean while camping at San Simeon Creek Campground or Washburn Campground. This tranquil getaway has many recreational options. You can stroll the many beaches or Moonstone Boardwalk, visiting the quaint town of Cambria and/or partake in a tour at Hearst Castle. The Elephant Seals of Pie... more

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1bars
Verizon 3G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


1 review
Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 26

Matilda's mate would stay here again

“Adequate”

Reviewed Aug 15, 2017

Overall Rating

This campground's location on the central California coast and proximity to the nice town of Cambria are it's best features. There are three distinct areas in this campground. The main area, the largest, sits along the San Simeon Creek and has the most campsites - all of which are pretty close together. The second area sits on highe... more

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1bars
Verizon 4G

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Loup407
Longmont, CO
25 Earthroamer
2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser
40 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 238

Loup407 would stay here again

“Nice place to explore the area”

Reviewed Jan 25, 2017

Overall Rating

There are two campgrounds here. Both are dry, as the area is undergoing a drought. You CAN get drinking water, but the bathrooms are closed and port-a-johns are in place. The lower campground is their "developed" campground, with paved pads. It's nice, but kind of compact, and with no views. There is also no AT&T cell service in the lo... more

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3bars
AT&T 4G

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Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 20
“Beware of ticks!”

Reviewed Oct 26, 2016

Overall Rating

We stayed here for 2 nights in July. The campground provided good access to local points of interest - the elephant seal rookery, little town of Cambria, kayaking at Hearst Memorial State Beach - and was kept clean. We were located near a restroom and our gravel, back in site was fairly level. There was also a picnic table on site. ... more

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3bars
T-Mobile 4G

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ReneeC

18 Springdale Summerland 1800 Bunkhouse
48 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 1

ReneeC would stay here again

“Nice”

Reviewed May 15, 2015

Overall Rating

We camped here in July 2014. We were able to get a walk up spot where everything north to Monterey was full. At that time the restrooms were closed and porta potties were provided due to the drought. Drinking water was available. We camped in the lower section within walking distance to the beach. We saw our first Pacific sunset this n... more

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Susanna πŸΆπŸŒΊπŸŒŽπŸ³πŸ’˜
Laguna Beach, CA
24 Sprinter Prism
2 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 10
Site Number: 238

Susanna πŸΆπŸŒΊπŸŒŽπŸ³πŸ’˜ would stay here again

“Amazing”

Reviewed Apr 17, 2015

Overall Rating

The photos here on the site and the name of Hearst San Simeon are officially right but there are a few parts to it. There are San Simeon, Hearst Castle, William R. Hearst State Beach and they kinda run together. This campground is gorgeous if you stay in the upper portion. The bottom portion has no view and is more cramped but it do... more

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4bars
AT&T 3G
4bars
Verizon 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • fishing
  • horseshoes
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • firewood
  • recycle
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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