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San Simeon State Park

San Simeon Creek Road, San Simeon, CA 93428
+1 805-927-2035
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If you want peace and quiet, plus the ocean, come here.

We live next door to Pismo Beach, but we come up here to get away into nature and experience the... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
robbiei468
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Oceano, California
Incredible Campsite!

We showed up a day early for our reservation, having been on a road trip without any kind of... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2018
Krystal H
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Oak Harbor, Washington
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San Simeon Creek Road, San Simeon, CA 93428
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We live next door to Pismo Beach, but we come up here to get away into nature and experience the peace and quiet along with the sounds of the Pacific Ocean. I learned a long time ago to make reservations here for the 4th of...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

We showed up a day early for our reservation, having been on a road trip without any kind of reliable cell service, we had been unable to call ahead, and the extremely nice young man working at the check-in kiosk was able to secure us...More

Thank Krystal H
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

We had made online reservations for this state park with no hook-ups. We thought we had reserved a specific site but later found out that we had been assigned a different one. We ended up finding a vacant site and stayed for two days. An...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Each time we are in the area we stop and check out the Elephant seals on the beach. Each season brings new insight into the lives of these amazing mammals. There is plenty of parking and a large walking path designed to get you the...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went to the State Park to observe the look from the Pier. We had an Amazing time. We were able to see sea otters , various species of birds and other marine soecies. The fishermen were busy catching fresh rock codfish...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

We loved our stay here at the San Simeon Creek Campground. While it is right off the highway you do not need to cross over it to reach the beach as there is an under pass which takes you from the campground to the beach....More

1  Thank TerryofMB
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Brought our granddaughters ages 8 & 12 to test out our camper. Big success. Easy walk down to the beach first afternoon, great rock hunting, photo opportunities. Beach was pretty windy and the water, not inviting but good for exploring - watch your step if...More

2  Thank Jackson G
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

close by to hotels/motels...I love walking the trail in this park! it's peaceful and there's always a nice breeze coming in from the ocean..there's also a couple of preserves close by that provides additional opportunities to see wildlife and photo ops!!!

Thank Joe A
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

The park is wonderful place to experience the wild central coast. Within and nearby the campgrounds there are pleasant hiking trails that will take you to the beach or into a pine forest. The town of Cambria is nearby and offers numerous dining options should...More

Thank Elise W
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

San Simeon Creek campground has running water while Washburn does not. San Simeon has lots of trees which is nice in the summer. Washburn is very open and no running water. A bit expensive for just boondocking. Reserve online to get the spot you want.

Thank marros1960
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Howard T
21 June 2018|
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Response from debster765 | Reviewed this property |
I am unable to answer your question since we do not camp. I would call the campsite locations snd get your questions answered. I do kow there are campsites nearby.
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LorraineTurlockCa
3 March 2018|
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Response from mnzgmz2010 | Reviewed this property |
Lorraine. I see people having their pets, in the San Simeon area. The State park and the beach. The Cavalier Resort in San Simeon even accomodates pets in and outside the rooms.
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yankeegurl
17 September 2017|
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Response from Joe A | Reviewed this property |
they shud be open but it maybe a smart move to check ahead to confirm...if they're not then there's always the beach! altho it maybe a bit chilly
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