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San Simeon State Park

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Great beach spot

Great parking and safe beach that is protected and easy place to keep an eye on kids. Weather is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paso Robled
Okay for boon-docking, but no cell coverage & you do not get the spot you reserved online

Overall, a fine state park that is ~15-20 minute drive to Hearst Castle. Lots of trees in the park... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“buy firewood”(3 reviews)
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San Simeon Creek Road, San Simeon, CA 93428
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great parking and safe beach that is protected and easy place to keep an eye on kids. Weather is better there than if you continue up the coast

Thank Topcoconut
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Overall, a fine state park that is ~15-20 minute drive to Hearst Castle. Lots of trees in the park was a nice positive. However, those trees made it hard to park the RV (because they made the spaces tight). At least that was the case...More

Thank ERColr
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

The hospitality we recieved from Harry and Janet was top of the line. Very nice people, genuinely caring and extremely helpful. Anyone camping here is lucky to have them around. Please buy their firewood its great.;)

Thank KP_KM2018
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

After all the rave reviews we decided to camp at San Simeon State Park. The location is great in that you can walk to the beach, but to us that was about it. Yes there’s flush toilets, but bring your own hand soap and hand...More

Thank That N
Reviewed 12 July 2018

At the risk of attracting more people to this campground, I have to say its a really nice place to get away". Nestled in a low valley surrounded by slight hills, is this great place. Flush toilets and hot showers, make it a really nice...More

1  Thank sanDiegoTrippy
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We have stayed at the park every time we travel thru, its close to the beach and Hearst castle. Clean and friendly.

Thank SuperDaveMcK
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

The elephant seal rookery is just 15-20 mins’ drive away from Cambria’s Moonstone Beach. Our family enjoyed watching the elephant seals lounging on the beach. It’s a serene and beautiful place to just be close to nature.

Thank YChan2016
Reviewed 1 May 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

Thank robbiei468
Reviewed 14 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
Reviewed 8 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

2  Thank tjwilson
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9 November 2018|
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Response from sanDiegoTrippy | Reviewed this property |
You stand a better chance if you make a reservation at least 6months ahead of time. There is a possibility of" same day" being available due to cancellations.
14 August 2018|
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Response from sanDiegoTrippy | Reviewed this property |
no hookups.. there is a dump station
Howard T
21 June 2018|
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Response from That N | Reviewed this property |
There is a maximum of two vehicles per campsite and I believe six or eight people. It seems they’ve been lax about this rule in the past, but are going to start enforcing it later this year. We were there in July and I saw... More