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The mission of California State Parks is to provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality www.parks.ca.govCALIFORNIA STATE PARKSP. O. Box 942896 Hearst San Simeon State Park and Historical Monument750 Hearst Castle RoadSan Simeon, CA 93452(805) 927-2035Discover the many states of California.TM HearstSan SimeonState Park and Historical Monument in a letter to his mother, earst San Simeon State Park and Hearst during the day, cooling in the evening as NATLow, rolling mima mounds, a the park’s grasslands, are found near vernal trout, Western snowy plovers, golden November to February, monarch butteries law. From December to April, gray whales Don’t miss the fascinating northern elephant seals. From December to March, they can easily be seen resting, havingpups, battling and mating on the beach up the road from San Simeon Bay at scenic vista points on the coast side of Highway 1.willow, coast live oak, cottonwood, wax display of seasonal wild owers. Take a hike only  ve native groups left in the world—on Trail, reachable from the campground and the Washburn day-use area. The park is home to rare and endangered manzanita, adobe sanicle, Hickman’s onion, Blochman’s mariposa lily. Prairie the area’s native plant AREA HISTORYancestors of today’s Chumash and resources. Their diet included  sh, shell sh, wild game, waterfowl and the could not be procured or produced locally.In 1769 the  rst European overland Local missions included Mission San Obispo de Tolosa (1772), within 50 In 1833 Mexican government of cials gave Taking advantage of the annual gray whale of the whaling period, forty- ve buildings—point. The whaling station’s general store is the only building dating back to San Simeon’s Young elephant seals nappingAt right: adult male elephant seal Arroyo de la Cruz manzanita ancestors of today’s Chumash and resources. Their diet included  sh, shipment. However, the trail was passable only seasonally, and shipping by steamer Later, gasoline-powered trucks and throughout the West. Although race horses. That year Mr. Hearst became a member of the California State Assembly, ranch property upon Phoebe’s death in 1919.PARK HISTORYfor goods shipped to and from Monterey’s The Washburn Day-Use Area was a In 2005 the Hearst the California Coastal Trail and protecting this exceptional example of California’s biological diversity, unmatched scenery. publisher, movie producer and art collector. Built on a hilltop in San Simeon overlooking the Paci c Ocean, “La Cuesta Encantada” was the creation of Mr. Hearst world. In addition to his  ne arts collection, property. Descendants of some of the zoo magni cent country house by car, train and airplane. Donated to the State in December 1957 by the Hearst Corporation, the estate was opened to the public on June 2, 1958. Hearst Castle, an accredited member of the American Association of Museums, offers guided, year-round tours. Call (800) 444-4445 or visit www.hearstcastle.com for reservations.RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIESHearst Castle Visitor Center, and the Coastal Discovery Center, park activities include windsur ng, kayaking,  shing, sur ng, viewing www.parks.ca.gov Neptune pool at Hearst Castle Greek hydria,5th century B.C. beach and inland parcels from local ranchers to establish the state park. The Washburn Day-Use Area was a protecting this exceptional example of California’s biological diversity, natural and cultural resources and seen today grazing on the green hillsides. During the 1920s and 1930s, famous guests arrived at this magni cent country house by car, train and airplane. PARTNERSHIPSPart of a nonpro t group that interprets blue-jacketed volunteers can be found at the elephant seal vista points. Visit www.elephantseal.org to learn more. One of the world’s most diverse marine to Monterey, and 5,322 square miles of diving, kayaking, boating, sur ng and  shing. at San Simeon Bay, across the road from Hearst Castle. Volunteers will orient you to San Simeon State Park and the sanctuary. Call (805) 927-6575 or visit http:montereybay.Visitors to Hearst Castle are surrounded easements in the U.S. Today, Hearst Ranch its stewardship of the land. Visit www.hearstranch.com Piedras Blancas Light Stationscienti c research. Public tours of the Light Station are available. Visit www.blm.gov California Coastal National Monument is a nonpro t resource. For speci c details, visit www.friendsofhearstcastle.orgPARK PROGRAMSRanger-led park programs include Junior guided hikes and camp re programs. Call FEATURES California State Parks is committed to making certain that all visitors have access to the natural and cultural resources of the parks. Accessibility is continually improving. For Tidepooling Moonstone Boardwalk Coastal Discovery Center exhibit As a result of the Marine Life Protection Act, California’s marine protected areas (MPAs) are geographic marine or estuarine areas set aside to protect area. To learn more, please visit: www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa. updates, call (805) 927-2035 or visit http://access.parks.ca.govvisitor center, Hearst Castle Theater and the Washburn Campground—with rm surfaces and accessible re rings. Toilets Washburn Loop Trail—Washburn day-use area.Moonstone Bluff Trail• All• Stay• Watch• Dogs• Restaurants,TATE• Limekilnon Hwy. 1, • Harmony18 miles south on Hwy. 1, (805) 772-7434• Morroin Morro Bay, (805) 772-7434• Montaña43 miles south, Pecho Valley Road,

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