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Old 09-01-2010, 11:47 AM   #1
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Hearst Castle

We would like to tour Hearst Castle on the California coast. We have a 40 ft motorhmome and want to camp as close as possible to Hearst Castle. We do not need hookups we just want to be as close as possible. I see that the state park shows a 35 ft max for rv's. What are my options?

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Old 09-01-2010, 12:06 PM   #2
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We stayed in Paso Robles at Wine Country RV park about a 1 hour drive to Hearst Castle. Pismo Beach is about the same distance to Hearst Castle.

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Old 09-01-2010, 12:09 PM   #3
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We would suggest it is down to how much you want to spend.

An excellent way to find decent campgrounds is RV Park Reviews. Here is their web site covering California.

This campground looks nice although expensive.

We never go to any camp ground without first having checked RV Park Reviews.

BTW - Hearst Castle was an excellent day out for us. We really enjoyed our trip and would recommend this visit to anyone. We feel confident that you will find it interesting.
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Darn; I was hoping to find out there was some place closer since we have a dog and I hate to leave him for too long.
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Old 09-02-2010, 03:46 AM   #5
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Call San Simeon SP. I think you can get a 40 footer in the upper part of the park. I believe it is newer than the low part.

There is also RV parking at Hearst Castle but not for overnight.

CA 1 doesn't start getting crooked until north of there.
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With our 39' Mh, we have stayed at El Chorro Regional Park, north of San Luis Obispo and south of Morro Bay, on CA 1. That would be about 25 - 30 miles to Hearst Castle. Weekends at El Chorro can get busy depending on time of year, but mid-week we found better.

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Try getting into the State Park at San Simeon

I would give it a try to get into the State Park at San Simeon. Also we have been to the lovely beach right opposite the entrance to the Hurst castle and there is room there to park a motor home. But not overnight. We really like Cambria. You could find a place to park there for a few hours. The fairly close really nice RV parks are in Pismo.
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Note the post by "The Danes Are Coming" at Hearst Castle/Morro Bay/Pismo area

Overnite at San Simeon in a 40'er appears to be doable!

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