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Potable water
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)


Parking Pass

Not Required


Ocean access. Nearby trails.


Limited parking.

Pets allowed


Managed by

California State Parks

Reservation phone number

1 (800) 444-7275


ADA accessible
Historically significant
Flushing toilets
Potable water
Picnic tables



Amazing secluded campground. We stayed in Site #17, which was directly on the river. The spots are very close together, but the whole campground had a cozy, rather than claustrophobic, feel.
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