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San Simeon Creek Campground Campsites Photograph: central coast California camping trip beach vacation photo, numeorous campsites a few occupied with tents and cars several empty campsites and foregound starting with campsite #134 several campsites are empty showing nice green grass, picnic tables, big fire rings for campfires at  San Simeon Creek Campground a part of Hearst San Simeon State Park in Cambria California. Click to enlarge campground photo, nice camping features at California coastal campsites.
Campsites picture: central coast California camping trip beach vacation photo, well kept grass, picnic tables and campfire pits with barbecue grates sorrunded by beautiful trees comfortable empty campsites available to camp at  San Simeon Creek Campground a part of Hearst San Simeon State Park in Cambria California. Click to enlarge this empty well kept campsites with great camping features picture.
Campsites  picture: central coast California camping trip beach vacation photo of one tent and several empty well kept campites with green cut grass, picnic tables, big campfire pits at  San Simeon Creek Campground a part of Hearst San Simeon State Park in Cambria California. Click to enlarge this well kept campsites with cut green grass, picnic tables and big campfire barbecue pits avaialable for campers picture.
Nice but small campsite  picture: central coast California camping trip beach vacation photo, rooom for only one tent but plenty of privicy provided by the large trees and shrubs that surround this nice campsite with with picnic table, big campfire barbacue pit at  San Simeon Creek Campground a part of Hearst San Simeon State Park in Cambria California. Click to enlarge this private San Simeon Creek Campground Campsite picture.
Tent Campsites picture: central coast California camping trip beach vacation photo, of a motorcycle at a nice tent campsite at  San Simeon Creek Campground a part of Hearst San Simeon State Park in Cambria California. Click to enlarge this motorcycle guys campsite picture.
Warm Campfire at San Simeon Creek Campground picture: central coast California camping trip beach vacation photo, empty wine bottle on the picnic table and a couple of campers by the warm campfire at a campsite in  San Simeon Creek Campground a part of Hearst San Simeon State Park in Cambria California. Click to enlarge this friends at a campsite camp fire picture.
California Blue Jay  picture: central coast California camping trip beach vacation photo, a bold blue jay at  San Simeon Creek Campground a part of Hearst San Simeon State Park in Cambria California. Click to enlarge this pretty California blue jay picture.
Snowy Plover picture: central coast California camping trip beach vacation photo, Snowy Plover sitting in his nest on the beach near  San Simeon Creek Campground a part of Hearst San Simeon State Park in Cambria California. Click to enlarge this Snowy Plover bird sitting in his nest on the Cambria California beach picture.
Seagull in the California Coast sunset picture: central coast California camping trip beach vacation photo, a seagull sitting in the sun as it sets at the beach near San Simeon Creek Campground a part of Hearst San Simeon State Park in Cambria California. Click to enlarge this seagull in the Central California coastal sunset picture.
San Simeon Creek Campground Map: click to enlarge this map San Simeon Creek Campground campsites and facilities layout map to chose the number of your favored campsite.
San Simeon Creek picture: central coast California camping trip beach vacation photo, the San Simeon Creek that passes right past the campground then into the Pacific Ocean at  San Simeon Creek Campground a part of Hearst San Simeon State Park in Cambria California. Click to enlarge this San Simeon Creek by the campground picture.
Nature trail  picture, a foot-bridge crossing the creek: central coast California camping trip beach vacation photo, miles of beautiful nature trails with interpretive signs, self guided nature tours from San Simeon Creek Campground a part of Hearst San Simeon State Park in Cambria California. Click to enlarge this fun outdoor recreation idea, a nature trail picture of a foot-bridge over the creek.
Nature trail picture, a path into the forest: central coast California camping trip beach vacation photo, miles of beautiful nature trails with interpretive signs, self guided nature tours from San Simeon Creek Campground a part of Hearst San Simeon State Park in Cambria California. Click to enlarge this fun outdoor recreation idea, a nature trail path into the forest picture.

Photograph of a warm fire burning waiting for a camper to sit and enjoy the warmth of the best Central California Coast campground San Simeon Creek Campground at Hearst San Simeon California State Park; Click to enlarge this warm inviting tent camping at San Simeon Creek Campground invitation photo.
Click to enlarge this warm inviting campfire at San Simeon Creek Campground photo.

Description: San Simeon Creek Campground is located in one of the oldest units of the California State Park System, Hearst San Simeon State Park which offers a lot of interest and attractions not to mention that beach and Pacific Ocean are just across the Pacific Coast Highway 1 and a short walk from the campground. The San Simeon Creek Campground itself offers multitude of camping features and facilities, the only thing might be missed by RV campers is hookups. Drive-in sites rent for $35.00 per night, hike & bike campsites rent for $5.00 per night. Fees include entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer, additional vehicles will be charged $10.00 per day.
Location: The San Simeon Creek Campground is approximately 100 miles south of Carmel or 5 miles south of Hearst Castle State Historic Monument or 35 miles north of San Luis Obispo or 2 miles from Cambria just off the Pacific Coast Highway 1. 35.59939, -121.12544
Directions: The entrance for San Simeon Creek Campground is just west of Van Gordon Creek Road off San Simeon Creek Road, just 1,000 yards off the Pacific Coast Highway 1. So you get to the campground following the Pacific Coast Highway 1 either 3 miles south of San Simeon Acres (the group of motels south of Hearst Castle) or 2 miles north of Cambria and turn east (inland) on San Simeon Creek Road for 1,000 yards; the campground entrance is well marked on the right (just west of Van Gordon Creek Road).

San Simeon Creek Campground RV campsites and facilities photo: Panorama photograph of San Simeon Creek Campground showing trailers and RVs in campsites, an empty campsite with picnic table and fire ring campfire pit and a coin operated shower building with flush toilets pay-phones and more; Click to enlarge San Simeon Creek Campground panorama photograph.
Click to enlarge San Simeon Creek Campground panorama photograph with tents, trailers and RVs in campsites.

Camping Facilities: The San Simeon Creek Campgrounds offers 115 campsites for suitable car camping, tent camping, trailers or recreational vehicles. The maximum length for a RV is 35 feet. Each campsite has a campfire ring fire pit and picnic table (pedestal barbecue grills are available at nearby day use areas). Water spigots are available throughout the campground. Restrooms with flush toilets and coin operated showers, a dump station and water fill-up for RV's, and pay phones are also available. Firewood is for sale from the campground host.

Beautiful Pacific Ocean California Coast Sunset: colorful fiery sunset photograph taken at the beach, the beach is one on the main reasons to go to San Simeon Creek Campground, the other is to take breathtaking pictures like this; a photo opportunity awaits around every corner at Hearst San Simeon California State Park. Click for a large file of this beautiful California coastal sunset.
Click for a large file of this beach photo; the beach, an important visitor point of interest near San Simeon State Park.

Activities: Outdoor recreational opportunities abound at Hearst San Simeon State Park. Camping is paramount the campground environment is long established native trees and shrubs providing some privacy and the large campfire pits bring the camping groups together and there is all the necessary for camping support either on site or nearby. When you leave the campground there is wildlife and other nature related study to be enjoyed everywhere, there is a nice beach and self guided interpretative nature trails photo opportunities around every corner. Besides the self guided nature trails there are sometimes ranger guided hikes or for groups they can be arranged; for the younger set there is a Junior Ranger Program with regular talks and activities. The ocean and beach areas are expansive, inviting and for most, accessible for exploration and enjoyment; beachcombing, picture taking, surf fishing, bird and whale watching just to mention a few of the possible outdoor recreational opportunities. the include camping, picnicking, hiking, fishing, surfing, beachcombing, bird watching and whale watching. The Junior Ranger Program is a regularly scheduled interpretive program for children. Interpretive walks of the San Simeon Trail may also be available.

Hearst Castle Wide Telephoto Shot: Panorama photograph the enchanted hill and sorounding hills of Hearst Castle one vititor point of interest near the San Simeon Creek Campground; Click to enlarge this Hearst Castle photograph.
Click to enlarge this Hearst Castle photograph, visitor point of interest near San Simeon Creek Campground.

Close by Points of Interest: There are too many places and opportunities to include here but just to begin very close by to the north is Hearst Castle, San Simeon, William Randolph Hearst State Beach, the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse and Elephant Seal Rookery, to the south is the tourist friendly village of Cambria and just inland is a completely different climate and great wine country.
Pets & Misc. Regulations: Pets are banned from the beach to protect the snowy plovers. All pets must be in a tent or vehicle during the night and in the immediate control of the owner at all times. During the day pets must be on a leash no longer than six feet. They are not permitted on trails or on the beach in San Simeon State Park.
Helpful Hints: Watch for poison oak and ticks. This coastal climate on the cool, moist and breezy side requires layering of clothing for comfort.


Aerial photo of San Simeon Creek Campground part of the Hearst San Simeon California State Park on the central California coast next to San Simeon Creek, click to view the most current aerial phototgraphs of San Simeon Creek Campground and the Hearst San Simeon State Park area including San Simeon Creek Road, Van Gordon Creek Road, the Pacific Coast Highway and more at the California Coastline Records Project Website.
Click for larger California coastal photos and information at California Coastline Records Project Website.

San Simeon Creek Campground at Hearst San Simeon State Park (San Simeon State Park)
Phone:
805-927-2035 or
805-927-2020
500 San Simeon Creek Rd
Cambria CA, 93428
Van Gordon Creek Road at San Simeon Creek Road;
Reservations: Campground Reservations can be made from March 15 to September 30 by calling 1-800-444-PARK (7275). Make camping reservations online or check campsite availability at San Simeon Creek Campground part of Hearst San Simeon California State Park.
www.reserveamerica.com/...

Recreational Activities: camping, picnicking, hiking, fishing, beachcombing, jogging, kite flying, bird watching and whale watching, horseshoe pitching; Junior Ranger Program; interpretive walks of the San Simeon Trail may also be available.

Click to visit website for information about San Simeon Creek and Washburn Campgrounds.
Official Website for San Simeon Creek & Washburn Campgrounds


Activities Points of Interest
Custom Big Sur California Area Google Map: Locate Hearst San Simeon State Park with San Simeon Creek Coastal Campground and Washburn Primitive Campground and area visitor points of interest and nearby camper tourist activities with this map: Camping Big Sur California;
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Printable Online pdf Brochure
Online Printable pdf Brochuer for Hearst San Simeon State Park published by State of California.
Hearst San Simeon State Park




Fire wood in a wheel-barrel picture: Ready for a big warm campfire and campsite barbacue in the fire pit, $10 bought this much fire wood with a wheel-barrell to haul it to the campsite at San Simeon Creek Campground a part of Hearst San Simeon State Park in Cambria California. Click to enlarge this big bunch of campfire wood  picture.
Sausage barbecue over campfire wood picture: central coast California camping trip beach vacation photo of sausages on the barbecue grate above the campfire at a campsite in  San Simeon Creek Campground a part of Hearst San Simeon State Park in Cambria California. Click to enlarge this mouth-watering campground sausage barbacue picture.
Marshmallow Roasting and Bread Cooking over an open campfire photo: Friends gather around the campfire pit to keep warm, roast marshmallows and toast bread dough over an open fire at a campsite in San Simeon Creek Campground a part of Hearst San Simeon State Park in Cambria California. Click to enlarge this friendly gathering and marshmallow roasting over an open fire picture.
Beach at the campground picture: central coast California camping trip beach vacation photo, the Pacific Ocean and this nice beach are right across the Pacific Coast Highway 1 from San Simeon Creek Campground a part of Hearst San Simeon State Park in Cambria California. Click to enlarge this beautiful Cambria California coast and beach picture.
Beach at the campground picture: central coast California camping trip beach vacation photo, the Pacific Ocean and this nice beach are right across the Pacific Coast Highway 1 from San Simeon Creek Campground a part of Hearst San Simeon State Park in Cambria California. Click to enlarge this beautiful Cambria California coast and beach picture.

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