Hearst San Simeon State Park

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: $34
Number of Sites: 268
Pad Type: asphalt
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 82 ft
Max Length: 35 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

11 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
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2bars
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6 reviews
Nightly rate: $34
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 81

Jen would stay here again

“Quiet during the week”

Reviewed Apr 21, 2018

Overall Rating

As others have said, this is a great place, close to the ocean. Sites are level and decent sized. Some are open to the sunlight and others under the trees, so take your pick. Generator times are weird, 10-8. Only had cell service with the booster.

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3bars
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3 reviews
Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 2

Judy L would stay here again

Reviewed Mar 28, 2018

Overall Rating

We arrived here on Sat afternoon in Feb and the place was almost full. We we’re lucky to get a spot. The Sunday night the same park was almost deserted. So the first night was noisy, second night peacefully quiet. From the campsite the sound of the surf. This is a great location. Close to Hearst Castle which is amazing, also a short... more

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AndrewG
Paso Robles, CA
35 Cardinal 3350RL
2017 Ford F-350
2 reviews
Nightly rate: $35
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 88
“Great Park, Clean and Serene”

Reviewed Feb 26, 2018

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We arrived on a Friday afternoon. We had initially requested a site in the upper portion, but it must've been filled, and we were placed in the lower section The lower section was filled with trees, and mostly quiet and worked out very well. The spaces aren't too close together, and the ocean is about 1/4 mile away. At night, you c... more

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Ashley
CA
41 Grand Design Reflection
2017 Ford F250
13 reviews
Nightly rate: $35
Days stayed: 4

Ashley would stay here again

“Cozy Beach Spot”

Reviewed Nov 30, 2017

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San Simeon State Park is a nice campground nestled in the woods with a five minute walk to the beach. The sites back into lush vines and trees, but have plenty of room for chairs around the fire and a picnic table. We decided to stay three nights and to test our dry camping skills! Behind the campground you can walk along a short b... more

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RetiredVagabond
Hamilton, MT
32 Grand Design Reflection
2013 Ram 2500 4x4 Diesel
26 reviews
Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 6

RetiredVagabond would stay here again

“Nice Visit Near Beach”

Reviewed Sep 13, 2017

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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
2007 Honda Toad CRV
35 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

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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
Fruita, CO
25 Earthroamer
2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser
41 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

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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

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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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ReneeC

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

ReneeC would stay here again

“Nice”

Reviewed May 15, 2015

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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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BlaNicS Waypoints: Hearst San Simeon State Park

"The magic thing about home is that it feels good to leave, and it feels even better to come back' Wendy Wunder We returned to our Central Coast Hidey Hole, but unbeknownst to us at the time, for...

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San Simeon and Hearst Castle | 6 in the Sticks

Beach Forests San Simeon State Park is a nice campground nestled in the woods with a five minute walk to the beach. The sites back into lush vines and trees, but have plenty of room for chairs around...

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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