San Simeon Natural Preserve has vast wetlands, riparian areas, and several undisturbed native plant communities including unique mima mound topography. It is also a wintering site for monarch butterfly populations and features a hiking trail.

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Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
BeachExpert Rating 3.0 out of 5
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  • San Simeon Natural Preserve is composed of 365 acres within San Simeon Beach State Park. It encompasses protected wetlands and riparian areas.
  • Perhaps its most notable residents are the Monarch butterflies that winter here, and yes, they're protected, too.
  • There's a trail that runs for 3.3 miles through the preserve and Washburn Campground; it has scenic overlooks and a few rest benches for taking in the view.

San Simeon Beach State Park

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Telephone Number: 805-927-2020
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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