Limekiln State Park Campground

Big Sur Coastline, California

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  • Half of Limekiln State Park Campground's sites are adjacent to the ocean underneath the Highway 1 bridge.- Limekiln State Park Campground
  • Ocean campsite in Limekiln State Park Campground.- Limekiln State Park Campground
  • Ocean campsite in Limekiln State Park Campground.- Limekiln State Park Campground
  • Ocean campsite in Limekiln State Park Campground.- Limekiln State Park Campground
  • Redwood campsite in Limekiln State Park Campground.- Limekiln State Park Campground
  • Redwood campsite in Limekiln State Park Campground.- Limekiln State Park Campground
  • Campground restrooms.- Limekiln State Park Campground
  • Limekiln Creek flows into the ocean at Limekiln State Park's beach. - Limekiln State Park Campground
  • Remnants of large limekiln funaces are found within a redwood forest at the end of the Limekiln Trail.- Limekiln State Park Campground
  • Limekiln Creek runs next to the Limekiln Trail.- Limekiln State Park Campground
  • The trailhead for accessing Limekiln State Park's three hiking trails is located at the back of the campground.- Limekiln State Park Campground
  • The clear cascading pools of Hare Creek are a short walk from the campground.- Limekiln State Park Campground
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Pros: 
Ocean access. Nearby trails.
Cons: 
Limited parking.
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Region:
Big Sur Coastline, CA
Congestion: 
Moderate
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Camping fee: 
$35.00
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Tent/Car sites: 
28
Picnic Tables: 
Yes
Dogs allowed: 
Yes
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Reopened in 2010 following two years of closure after the Chalk Fire, Limekiln State Park’s campground offers a cozy camping experience along a quieter section of the Big Sur coast. A good overnight midway point for those passing through Big Sur country, the park itself is a worthy destination, home to historic limekiln furnaces hidden in a redwood forest, Limekiln Beach, and beautiful trails that explore the creeks and canyons above the campground. The beach offers good fishing access and, when ocean conditions are calm, a put-in spot for kayaks.

The campground hosts 28 sites that are split between the ocean side and redwood forest sides of the area. While the ocean sites offer nice views, they provide limited shade and less privacy than the redwood sites. A trailhead located at the back of the campground offers access to the Limekiln, Limekiln Falls, and Hare Creek trails.

Showers are available for a fee at one of two restroom buildings. Dogs are permitted in the campground but must remain on a 6-foot leash, and with the exception of service animals, are not allowed on park trails.

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