Big Sur Campgrounds

Big Sur Campgrounds

camp sites big surCamping in the area of Big Sur is extremely varied as is the lodgings. Spread throughout Big Sur is a number of private owned campgrounds or State Parks.

Enjoy streamside camping in the Big Sur Valley or bluff and ocean view camping along the southern end of Big Sur. Below is a few of the popular options in Big Sur that offers RV camping and tent camping.

Andrew Molera State Park

This walk-in campground offers 24 sites that work on a first-come, first-serve basis. When you arrive at this site there is a place to park your car and then you will need to walk about 1/3 of mile to get the camping area that is set in a stunning meadow.

This State Park contains 4,800 acres and the Big Sur River runs through this area. There are miles and miles of trails to choose from that wind through hilltops, beaches and meadows. This park is still somewhat undeveloped and provides outstanding hiking opportunities along with beachcombing and fishing. The sites cost $25.00 a night with an additional charge of $10.00 a night for any additional vehicles.

Big Sur Campgrounds And Cabins

This site offers family camping year-round situated along the Big Sur River and the redwood trees. The campground offers tent camping available with hot showers, various cabins that include A-frame cabins and tent cabins, most with kitchens that are fully-equipped and RV camping offered with dump stations, electric hook-ups and water.

This site also features inner-tube rentals so you can enjoy floating along the Big Sur River, basketball court, playground, laundry and a store. Nearby you will find trail access, beaches, gift shops and restaurants.

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Camping

The Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park offers 1006 acres of willows, alders, redwoods, maples, conifers, cottonwoods, oaks and sycamores as well as beautiful open meadows. This State Park offers 169 sites with a sanitation station but no hook-ups. The wildlife in this area includes belted kingfishers, deer, water otters, skunks and raccoons.

If you enjoy hiking you can participate in the variety of scenic loops that includes the self-guided nature loop. If you prefer to stay in a lodge you can also make use of the Big Sur Lodge which offers rooms or cabin accommodation.

Kirk Creek Campground

This Family Campground is about 45 miles to the north of Cambria, CA and about 60 miles to the south of Carmel, CA. This site overlooks the Pacific Ocean positioned on bluff with outstanding views of the Big Sur coastline. Each site is spacious and features a pedestal barbeque, fire ring and picnic table. One of the trails from the campground provides direct beach access or you can choose to take a drive to the Sand Dollar Beach.

These campgrounds are popular for fishing and surfing, sunbathing, exploring and swimming. With just a short drive you have access to a variety of trails that offer hunting, bicycling, horseback riding, hiking and backpacking. Some of the trails provide a host of experiences such as groves of the Redwood Trees, waterfalls and fantastic views of the streams and meadows. The sites are available for RVs or tents and all the roads have been paved.

Fernwood Campground

This site offers RV and tent camping on either side of the Big Sur River or enjoy one of the Forest Cabins with fitted kitchens.

This site borders the Pfeiffer State Park and features outstanding mountain views and towering redwoods. This site gives access to an espresso bar, tavern, restaurant, store, volley ball, horse shoes and hiking trails. The Fernwood Campground is also the home to the albino Redwood tree.

The Big Sur Deli And General Store

When planning your camping or RV trip to Big Sur you can make use of this store located next to the United States Post Office in the center of Big Sur. This traditional general store has been offering its services to local communities for more than 25 years. The store offers an extensive selection of beer, fine wines and groceries at exceptionally reasonable prices. They offer everything you may need for either your day trip or for a weekend or prolonged stay. The store also offers a full-deli, an ATM machine, Big Sur souvenirs, DVD rentals and a variety of T-Shirts. This store is open 7 days a week from 7.00am to 9.00pm.

There Is A Lot To See

As you can see, there is several to choose from, when it comes to Big Sur Campgrounds. You could plan a different trip to each State Park, or get in one or two each time you go. Each time will be a different experience. So make your plans now!

Updated: July 1, 2019 — 4:25 am