San Simeon Campground | Established Campground

United States


Last Visited: 4 months ago
GPS: 35.59670, -121.12337
Altitude: 59.2 masl
Place Website:


Electricity: No
Wifi: Yes - Slow
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Showers: Warm
Water: Potable
Toilets: Pit Toilets
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes
Sanitation Dump Station: Yes

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Nice campground near Hearst Castle in Cambria, CA. When you want to dump, it's 5 $. Fresh water included.


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$35 plus $7.99 booking fee. Lots of spots and right off highway 1. Useful for a night when stealth is out the window! Water currently off so porta toilets in use and no showers. Unsure when it'll be back on.

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Slept in the Washburn, cheaper one.
Both are connected and managed together.
Indeed no showers or water whatsoever (though we found a spigot with a tiny flow to wash dishes).
Plenty of pit toilets.
This campground is like 2 miles from the entrance and up the hill, sites are smallish but the ground is large. Lots of sites.
Few trees but great star gazing. Fire pits in all sites.
It was nice for the price and the area.
Strange note: ALL site had a Reserved sign in the posts, even though there were only like 5% of the sites used.
We asked the neighbors and they told us that management said not to bother about it, just grab a site… Guess they just do not remove the signs and are useless?

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We stayed at the cheaper Washburn Campground for $20/night. Self pay if you arrive after hours. Nice views and you can sometimes hear waves. Prompt check out at noon and you will be reminded at 11:58 a.m. No wifi at the cheaper apots and spotty Verizon signal. Dog-friendly on leash. There are two pay hot showers near the wifi tower. One was closed. I think they may also work without paying because it seemed to keep going after my time ran out. Fire ring and picnic table. Six pit toilets and several garbage dumpsters within eye sight of my spot. Semi-level spot.

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Called and they said closed til mid-August

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In this place you haven't the choice.., it's forbiden to sleep everywhere so or you have a ticket or you pay for sleep...
This place was ok for one night on this road.
Quiet night and good dump station.
For 35$.
I see other place nicer for sleep on this road but all was full....
Enjoy this road.

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There are two campgrounds behind the entrance station. The more expensive one costs 35 dollar and has flush toilets and showers. The other one is about a mile away and costs 20 dollars. With clean pit toilets and water spigots. No showers there and you are officially not allowed to take a shower at the other campground. There is a dump station.
T-mobile gives a signal at most sites.
Two dollars discount if you are 62+.
Great campground. We stayed at the cheaper one. Can be windy.

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Nice place. $35 per night. No hookups avaliables in this campground. Has an underbridge pass to go to the beach. $1 dólar for 12 minutes hot shower.

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it seems to be a nice place. we were a little bit to late. it's a "first come, first serve" camp. people are waiting there from 8am to get a site. the guy at the entrance was friendly and he gave us some tips for overnight slots.

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Great option compared to other more expensive campsites in the area. $20,- per night, but no showers unfortunately.

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Nice campground near Hearst Castle in Cambria, CA.

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