What Are Some Campsites in Big Sur?


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Some campsites in Big Sur are Limekiln State Park, Big Sur Campground & Cabins, Bottchers Gap, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Ponderosa Campground, among the many other area campgrounds. In Big Sur, there is a mix of state parks, private campgrounds, resorts and state reserves. Big Sur is a region on California’s Central Coast, and it includes the 90 miles of coastline between San Carpoforo Creek in San Luis Obispo County and Carmel River in Monterey County.

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Big Sur is sparsely populated and extends about 20 miles inland to the Santa Lucias foothills. Area campsites offer everything from wilderness camping to drive-up camping. Activities for campers in Big Sur include hiking, surfing and picnicking.

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park is a Big Sur campsite located just 15 to 20 minutes from McWay Falls and a hike through giant redwoods away from Pheiffer Falls.

Kirk Creek campground sits on a bluff overlooking the ocean, with half of the sites available by reservation only and half available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Andrew Molera State Park has 24 hike-in campsites and offers surfing and hiking. There is a fire pit with a grill and picnic table available, as well as garbage bins and restrooms.

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