Second closest camping to Hearst Castle, Washburn Primitive Campground a good place to camp near Hearst Castle.

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Photo of Washburn Primative Campground campsite 134 typical of the campsites other campsites, tents and camper in the background of photo; click for a larger file of this campsite photograph.


Aerial photograph of Washburn Primative Campground gives good overview of camping, campsites and campground facilities like picnic tables, water, chemical toilets, see how close this campground is to the ocean, beach and Hearst Castle San Simeon, click campground photo to visit larger picture.

Washburn Primitive Campground is one of two campgrounds located in San Simeon State Park which is located just north of Cambria and just South of the row of motels at San Simeon Acres; the other Campground is San Simeon Creek Campground and it is closer to the beach, Washburn Primitive Campground is about a mile away from the ocean on a bluff; some of the 70 campsites have ocean views many have beautiful mountain views. The roads to and around the campground are gravel and so are the campsite aprons, the exceptions being the wheelchair accessible campsites which are paved with concrete pathways at the campsites and the areas around the restrooms are concrete also making them wheelchair accessible as well. Washburn Primitive Campground uses the same entrance and kiosk as San Simeon Creek Campground located just of the Pacific Coast Highway 1 east on San Simeon Creek Road; Washburn Campground is about a mile further inland so it is about 3 miles from Cambria and 6 miles south from the Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument Visitor Center. These primitive campsites are 1 mile inland from the beach on a plateau with views of the Santa Lucia Mountains as well as the Pacific Ocean and California Coast. Washburn campground facilities include a fire ring and picnic table at each campsite; communal drinking water spigots, chemical toilets and use of the RV sewer dump station and potable water fill-ups.
Attention, water shortage because of drought! 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. They anticipate that the permanent flushing toilets will be closed, and porta potties will be installed. CAMPERS NEED TO BRING WATER FOR CONSUMPTION, hand sanitizer is a good idea too. The Dump Station is open for the time being.


Click Map Icon for a Map of the Hiking Trails of San Simeon California State Park; printable hiking map graphic from the official San Simeon California State Park websiteGraphic Map of the Hiking Trails of San Simeon State ParkOfficial California State Parks System seal: click for San Simeon Creek Campground information from official California State Park website, visitor and State Park contact information, campsite reservations etc.

Click Map Icon for a Map of Campgrounds, Hiking Trails, and Picnic Spots near Hearst Castle San Simeon California; custom Google Map for central California  tourist visitor information. Find this excellent campground on the CUSTOM MAP: Camp, Hike and Picnic Near Hearst Castle San Simeon California.

Official California State Parks System seal: click for San Simeon Creek Campground information from official California State Park website, visitor and State Park contact information, campsite reservations etc. Hike the San Simeon Creek Trail complete with nature interpretive displays and a handicap accessible boardwalk.

Click Hearst Castle San Simeon Lodging graphic for more information about this tourist attraction visitor activity on www.san-simeon-loging.com website. More info and links about Washburn Primitive Campground at the Camp, Picnic and Hike near Hearst Castle Index

Official California State Parks System seal: click for Washburn Primative Campground part of San Simeon State Park information from official California State Park website, visitor and State Park contact information, campsite reservations etc. Information and Reservations for Washburn Primitive Campground (805-927-2020 at the Official State Park Website

Click for Washburn Primative Campground part of San Simeon State Park aerial photos and other high resolution California coastline photographs taken from helicopter by the California Coastal Records Project. Aerial Photos of this campground, Washburn Primitive Campground from the California Coastal Records Project


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