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Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

47225 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9542
+1 831-667-2315
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Make sure you go there!!!

We went south on Highway 1 on our way from San Francisco to Los Angeles. It was so absolutely... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2010
Gurnee, Illinois
What a beautiful place, can't wait to come back!!!

This was our first "big" camping trip and the bar has truly been set by Pfieffer Big Sur... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2010
Mission Viejo, Ca
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47225 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9542
+1 831-667-2315
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Reviewed 28 September 2010

We went south on Highway 1 on our way from San Francisco to Los Angeles. It was so absolutely amazing, we wanted to stay forever! We passed so many beautiful spots, every one more picturesque than the last. The photos turned out soooo good! Don't...More

4  Thank Emilie80
Reviewed 13 September 2010

This was our first "big" camping trip and the bar has truly been set by Pfieffer Big Sur campground. We camped here for a week just after labor day and had such an amazing time. Our campsite was right across from the Big Sur River...More

4  Thank Chicmama723
Reviewed 1 August 2010

We went camping for two days from Sunday to Monday in late July at Pfeiffer Big Sur, and I was very impressed with the campground. We stayed one night at site 039 in the main campground and one night at site 117 in the south...More

9  Thank kfcooke
Reviewed 8 October 2009

We went there on labor day. the scenic was nice as we expected. unfortunately, several trails were closed.

1  Thank Ronie_9
Reviewed 10 August 2009

We took a trip along the coast of California. We camped three nights and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park was our second camping experience. We had an outstanding time and had nothing to complain about. The camp site was very secluded and quite. We took...More

1  Thank tgorm1
Reviewed 24 March 2009

March 24, 2009 Punctual, friendly, warm, knowledgeable, and showing up in a brand new Prius, we were treated very well and thoroughly enjoyed our EcoTour! We were very impressed with the breadth and depth of flora and fauna information our guides packed into a well...More

3  Thank Skipper1024
Reviewed 14 September 2008

This is definitely the best campground along the Big Sur coast. We stayed here for three nights. Big beautiful redwood trees line the roads into and around the campground. They have relatively clean bathrooms and warm showers (better than others we saw along the way)...More

9  Thank PKFelix
Reviewed 29 May 2007

This was one of the nicer campgrounds we have been to. You could almost call it a mini-Yosemite. It has almost everything to offer, albeit on a smaller scale: waterfall, river for swimming/wading, many good hikes, nice ranger-led events/programs. The campground itself offers large sites,...More

17  Thank Cybazaar
Reviewed 1 April 2007

I was very impressed with this campground. Only a short drive from Monterey, weekend campers can easily leave Monterey afterwork and be at their site to put up their tent before sundown. First, a word about the sites. Like many in the Big Sur area,...More

18  Thank irc_1966
Reviewed 10 August 2006

It you're a car campers like our family, you can't do better. The campground is in an amazing location. The ride down (or up) Highway 1 to get to Big Sur must be one of the most beautiful drives in the world. At camp, the...More

7  Thank RosieRobot
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31 October 2017|
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Response from bipsav | Reviewed this property |
sure you can get there easily, no problems on that road
25 September 2017|
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Response from bipsav | Reviewed this property |
about 2-3 hours as you may like to stop on the way to take snaps and enjoy the nature
Wendy S
25 May 2017|
Response from janicealbert | Reviewed this property |
I would call the lodge. I doubt if the park is open but you could picnic nearby. The coast near Carmel is beautiful and not as difficult to reach as Big Sur.