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Plaskett Creek Campground

Big Sur Coastline, California

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  • Plaskett Creek Campground is located on Big Sur's south coast.- Plaskett Creek Campground
  • Sand Dollar Beach is a short walk away across Highway 1.- Plaskett Creek Campground
  • Plaskett Creek Campground.- Plaskett Creek Campground
  • Plaskett Creek Campground.- Plaskett Creek Campground
  • Plaskett Creek Campground.- Plaskett Creek Campground
  • Plaskett Creek Campground.- Plaskett Creek Campground
  • Plaskett Creek Campground.- Plaskett Creek Campground
  • View from the campground entrance looking north up the Big Sur coastline.- Plaskett Creek Campground
  • Sand Dollar Beach.- Plaskett Creek Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Nearby Sand Dollar Beach. Grassy, park-like camping setting.
Cons: 
Reservations are needed most weekends.
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Alerts: 
As of June 1, 2014, all sites at Plaskett Creek Campground will be available for reservation up to six months in advance. The first-come, first-served sites that were available in the past (roughly half of them) will be open for reservations.
Region:
Big Sur Coastline, CA
Managed by: 
Parks Management Company
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Yes
Current Local Weather:
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Set within a grassy, park-like meadow shaded by Monterey pine and cypress tress, Plaskett Creek is a well-kept and comfortable campground along Big Sur’s south coast. Located across Highway 1 from scenic Sand Dollar Beach, the main attraction of the area, the campground is popular with beachgoers and surfers.

The campground is laid out around four small loops containing open sites, each occupying a grassy turf. The sites around the perimeter road provide slightly more privacy. Most of the sites have decent access to shade. Plaskett Creek Campground is a popular destination on weekends and holidays, and advanced reservations are highly recommended. The campground is rarely full midweek.

In addition to the 10-minute walk over to Sand Dollar Beach, there are other nearby hiking trails that are accessible from the campground that lead to the bluffs around Jade Cove and Pacific Valley. Keep an eye out for poison oak, as it is pervasive throughout the bluffs of Big Sur.

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