They can feed bread to the birds, watch small planes take off at the county airport next door or explore a lavish playground complete with plastic palm trees. We like: Although it might bore older kids, this tiny campground is ideal for tots who aren’t ready to take on the great outdoors.Welcome to the modern Hampton Inn & Suites San Luis Obispo hotel, conveniently located off Highway 101 and Los Osos Valley Road.
Reservations can be secured seven months in advance or as late as two days prior to arrival for most parks, but are subject to availability. For sites regulated by agencies other than California State Parks, refer to the contact information listed with each site. If you run out of supplies, you’ll have to drive to Cambria to go to a grocery store. With few trees, this campground doesn’t offer much cover. Not so good: Lacking trees and shrubbery, your business is everyone else’s. Migrating Monarch butterflies spend the winter months here in thick groves of eucalyptus and Monterey pines. It’s just off Pier Street and within easy walking distance of the beach and a number of shops and restaurants.
They can be made by calling 800-444-7275 from 8 a.m. The campground here is divided into two parts — the San Simeon Creek Campground and the Washburn Primitive Campground. That said, the site nudges against the dunes and lies just a few yards from the ocean. If the wind and fog come in, you’d better have a sweater handy. page_id=593 Near Black Hill and the estuary, this campground offers a warm, woodsy feel with plenty of trees and nice scenery. page_id=594 Set in a bowl surrounded by lush hills, this campground features striking views. On certain afternoons, visitors can check out the Nature Center for insight about the area’s flora, fauna and history.
This is a great place to use as a base for trips to see the elephant seals, Hearst Castle and Ragged Point. The park includes the golf course, natural history museum and a marina where you can rent kayaks. There are plenty of trees for shade, a fair amount of grass and a vast network of trails for hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding.
Even though many of the sites are afforded privacy with trees and vegetation, you don’t get a strong woodsy feeling here, partly because it’s so close to the highway. Most sites provide stone picnic tables and fire pits. We like: From Black Hill and the back of the museum, there are great views of Morro Rock.
Rest and relax in the ergonomic chair while watching a sporting event on the 32-inch LCD HDTV.