The Washburn primitive campground is also accessed through the San Simeon Creek Campground entrance station. This campground is approximately 1 mile inland from the beach on a plateau overlooking the Santa Lucia mountains as well as the Pacific Ocean. Facilities here include a fire ring and picnic table at each campsite, water spigots, chemical flush toilets and use of the dump station and water fill-up.
Washburn campground is subject to reservation from March 15 to September 30. Reservations can be made at (805) 927-2020.