Hearst San Simeon State Park

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An environmental summary by the ENVS 560/L Watershed Systems class at CSUMB.


The 3,409-acre Hearst San Simeon State Park includes the Santa Rosa Creek Natural Preserve, the San Simeon Natural Preserve and the Pa-nu Cultural Preserve. The park is one of the oldest parks in the California State Park system encompassing rocky coastal bluffs with unobstructed views of the ocean and shore [1]. The original Hearst estate created by William Randolph Hearst and architect Julia Morgan originally covered over 250,000 acres in the Cambria, CA coastal area. [2].


  1. https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=590
  2. https://hearstcastle.org/history-behind-hearst-castle/