Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campground

Big Sur Coastline, California

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Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campground

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  • The Big Sur River runs adjacent to the campground.- Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campground
  • Campground group site.- Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campground
  • Typical river site.- Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campground
  • Typical river site.- Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campground
  • Typical forest site.- Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campground
  • Typical forest site.- Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campground
  • Typical forest site.- Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campground
  • Typical meadow site.- Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campground
  • Typical meadow site.- Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campground
  • The campground provides access to redwoods and hiking trails.- Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campground
  • Campground restrooms.- Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campground
  • Campground showers.- Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campground
  • Campground store.- Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campground
  • - Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Great central Big Sur base camp. Big Sur River access. Hiking trails.
Cons: 
Can get crowded on holidays and weekends.
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Region:
Big Sur Coastline, CA
Managed by: 
California State Parks.
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Yes
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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If Big Sur redwoods, riverside camping, and nearby hiking trails leading into the Santa Lucia mountains sound enticing, look no further than Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campground. Located in the heart of northern Big Sur, this large and well-maintained campground offers guests an ideal base camp for exploring the Big Sur coast or for simply staying local within the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park itself.

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park sits in the Big Sur River Valley and covers over 1,000 acres. The Big Sur River runs through the campground and provides swimming holes on hot days, and you'll get hiking access to the Big Sur River Gorge and the clear refreshing pools further upstream. Valley View, Pfeiffer Falls, and Pine Ridge trails are all easily reachable from the campground on foot, and Pfeiffer Beach is a 5-mile drive down Highway 1 and Sycamore Canyon Road.

The campground has over 170 sites split between river sites, meadow sites, and forest sites that are tucked into the redwood groves. A store that sells camp provisions is open for business spring through fall and has Wi-Fi available.

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campground is immensely popular on fair-weather weekends and holidays. Make sure to book a reservation in advance for anytime other than mid-week stays to ensure you have site. Dogs are permitted on leash within the campground only.

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