Hearst San Simeon State Park

Discussion in 'California' started by Tanalynn, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. Tanalynn

    Tanalynn New Member

    Jul 15, 2017
    Atascadero, CA
    A very busy park during the summer season. Hearst Castle and sea lions to the north, and quaint Cambria to the south.

    There are two sections to the campground: the lower campground is closer to the beach with flush toilets and coin-operated showers for $35 per night (during the summer; not sure if the rate is lower in the off-season). The Washburn area (upper campground) has vault toilets (campground hosts keep them clean) but no showers (and the park doesn't allow campers use of the coin-operated showers) but the fee per night for this section is $20.

    This is a "dry" campground. A dump station with a pull-in area to top off water at no additional charge.

    My husband and I stayed with friends in the Washburn area. Will be sure to bring a pop up awning as each time we camp here a few more trees are removed due to drought. You can purchase wood at the campground if needed.

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