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Attention: San Simeon State Park has been declared a Stage 3 Drought Emergency. In order to meet the park's basic water needs, San Simeon has been forced to take a number of drastic measures. The showers and water faucets in the campground have been shut off. We anticipate that the permanent flushing toilets will be closed, and porta potties will be installed. CAMPERS NEED TO BRING WATER FOR CONSUMPTION. The Dump Station is open for the time being. Please check the website periodically for updates.




If you are interested in having a RV delivered and set up on your campsite at Montana de Oro SP, Morro Bay SB, Morro Strand SP, and San Simeon SP Campgrounds, the following Concessionaire is the approved contract provider: Paso Robles RV Rentals (805) 712-2045. No business or private party may conduct business on State Park property without an approved contract.

Season for Peak Fees: 05/15 to 09/15

Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Pacific Ocean while camping at San Simeon Creek Campground (water + showers) or Washburn Campground (water fill-up in lower campground + no showers). This tranquil getaway has many recreational options. Beach is closed to dogs for the protection of the threatened Snowey Plover shorebird.

Check the State Parks website for additional information on the weather, suggested day hikes, or to see the park brochure, campground map, park photos, video, and more. Information available will vary from park to park.Click here

Park Kiosk Hours:

  • Hi Season: 8am-9pm
  • Lo Season: Closed

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • ADA Access
  • Beachcombing
  • Comfort Station
  • Disabled Access Site
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Hiking Trails
  • Horseshoe Pitching
  • Iron Ranger
  • Nature Trails
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Telephone
  • Water Sports
Alerts and Important Information
Discount Pass must be presented at the time of check in.

Your DMV Disabled Placard/License Plate does not automatically give you a discount on your campsite. You will need to obtain a CA State park-issued Disabled Discount Pass (DDP) or Distinguished Veterans Pass (DVP).

Limiting your group to 8 people helps protect the park's natural resources, as well as, a quality outdoor experience.

Fees include entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer, additional vehicles will be charged per night at the park.

  • SAN SIMEON CREEK and WASHBURN are the park loops.
  • WASHBURN loop has no access to flush restrooms or showers.

  • All sites: Reservable year-round.

Getting There:

San Simeon State Park is located 35 miles north of San Luis Obispo on Highway 1, and 5 miles south of the Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument Visitor Center. The community of Cambria is located 2 miles to the South.

Contact Information:

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Phone Number:

Project Office:(805)927-2035