Camp at San Simeon State Park

Rate this Adventure San Francisco San Simeon Creek Campground

Added by The Outbound Collective

Take a weekend at San Simeon to soak in beautiful coastal views, hike a 3.3 mile interpretive trail, and go surfing, fishing, or wildlife watching.

San Simeon has two campgrounds to choose from – San Simeon Creek Campground has 115 campsites for tent or RV camping. Sites have fire rings and picnic tables, and nearby there is firewood for sale.

Your other choice is the primitive Washburn Campground, located 1 mile inland. From this plateau, you will have views of the coast and the Santa Lucia mountains. Sites here also have fire rings and picnic tables.

Due to drought measures, showers and water faucets have been shut off, and flushing toilets replaced by porta potties. You should also bring your own water for consumption.

You can also visit the Pa-nu Cultural Preserve, the site of an archaeological find dating back 5,850 years. And be sure to visit the elephant seals!

Make your online reservation here

Photo Credit: Kristina D.C. Hoeppner

Pack List

  • Camping gear
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Water
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Share

Activities:

Camping, Chillin, Fishing, Hiking, Surfing, Swimming

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Features:

Bathrooms
Beach
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildlife

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

Have you done this adventure? Have something to add? You could be the first to leave a review!

Added by The Outbound Collective

Your Home For Adventure.

More Adventures Nearby

Hike through Wunderlich County Park

San Francisco / Wunderlich County Park

Located in the iconic Silicon Valley town of Woodside, Wunderlich County Park offers a number of hiking trails as well as some horseback riding trails through the wilderness.

Josh Currie
1 Saves

Hike Peters Creek and Long Ridge

San Francisco / Long Ridge Open Space Preserve Trailhead

From the parking lot, take the connector trail towards the Peters Creek Trail for 0.4 miles. As you descend into a small valley, notice the sound of running water that appears.

Brennan McDonald
26 Saves

Hike the Tabor Nature Trail

San Francisco / Taber Nature Trail, Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area

Signs at the trail head for the Tabor Trail state it is 1.1 miles long. That is much shorter than the actual 1.8 miles my GPS put it at. The trail sign also claims it is wheelchair accessible.

John Maurizi
2 Saves