San Simeon State Park in San Simeon, San Luis Obispo, United States | Park

Welcome to San Simeon State Park, United States. San Simeon State Park is one of the oldest units of the California State Park System. The coastal bluffs and promontories of the scenic Park offer unobstructed views of the ocean and rocky shore. The Park includes the Santa Rosa Creek Natural Preserve, the San Simeon Natural Preserve and the Pa-nu Cultural Preserve which were established in 1990. San Simeon Natural Preserve consists of vast wetlands, riparian areas, and several undisturbed native plant communities including unique mima mound topography. The Preserve is also the wintering site for monarch butterfly populations.

A 3.3 mile trail runs through parts of the San Simeon Natural Preserve and the Washburn Campground. The trail includes scenic overlooks, rest-stop benches and interpretive panels with information on wildlife and habitat. A portion of the trail along the seasonal wetland is wheelchair accessible.  The San Simeon Creek Campgrounds offers 115 campsites for tent camping or recreational vehicles. The maximum length for a RV is 35 feet. Each campsite has a fire ring and picnic table. 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.

Recreational activities 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.  Washburn Campground.  This primitive campground is approximately 1 mile inland from the beach on a plateau overlooking the Santa Lucia mountains as well as the Pacific Ocean. Washburn campground can be accessed from the San Simeon Creek Campground entrance station. Facilities here include a fire ring and picnic table at each campsite, water spigots, chemical flush toilets and use of the dump station and water fill-up.

Junior Ranger Program:  This is a special program for kids that provides the chance to partake in a variety of fun and educational nature-oriented activities at San Simeon State Park. Parents should bring their kids to the Camfire Center at the San Simeon Creek Campground for fun regularly scheduled programs about the Central Coast.

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San Simeon Creek Road, San Simeon
San Simeon
California
United States
805-927-2020
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