San Luis Obispo County offers attractions for every age and interest
Hearst San Simeon State Park sretches along the San Luis Obispo County coast north of Cambria. The park includes popular Moonstone Beach, William R. Hearst Memorial State Beach, and Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Beach. Park visitors enjoy walking the beaches and coastal trails, sun-bathing, surfing, tide pools, kayaking, and diving. Many campers tour nearby Hearst Castle.
Hearst San Simeon State Park has 2 campgrounds near its Washburn Day-use Area - Sam Simeon Creek Campground and Washburn Primitive Campground.
San Simeon Creek Campground has 134 campsites. Most can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents; 10 are designated as tent-only. Washburn Primitive Campground has 57 campsites for RVs, trailers, and tents. Reservations for all campsites are non-specific. When making reservations, campers may choose between San Simeon Creek and Washburn, but beyond that, specific campsites are be assigned upon arrival. There are also 2 Hike & Bike campsites.
|Location:||500 San Simeon Creek Rd., 2 miles north of Cambria|
|Number of Sites:||191|
|Max. People per Site:||8 (including children)|
|Vehicles per Site:||Fees cover 1 vehicle and 1 legal tow, fee for additional vehicles|
|Pets:||On leash, always attended|
|Booking Window:||Reservations taken from 2 days up to 7 months in advance of arrival
New dates are released in 1-month blocks on the first of each month.
|Maximum Vehicle Length:||35 feet|
|Wheelchair accessible Sites:||ADA sites assigned upon arrival|
|Fees:|| San Simeon Creek - $25 per night
Washburn - $20
Hike & Bike - $5 per person
|Reservations:||Hearst San Simeon State Park Campground Reservations|
|Check-in, Check-out:||2:00 PM, Noon|
|Hearst San Simeon State Park Campground Amenities|
|Campsites:||Picnic table, fire ring; no hook-ups|
|Campground:||San Simeon Creek: restrooms with flush toilets, piped water, campfire center|
|Campground Map:||Hearst San Simeon State Park Campground Map|
|Nearby Attractions:||Moonstone Beach, trails to beach at Washburn Day-use Area, horseshoe pits, Hearst Castle, Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Beach, boardwalks from Leffingwell Landing to Moonstone Beach, Hearst Memorial Beach and Pier, campfire programs, movie nights, Junior Ranger program|