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“Clean camp grounds, attentive hosts, great location!”

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Plaskett Creek Campground
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed three nights at Plaskett Campground mid-September. The wife-and-husband host team was fantastic. We discovered that a campground host really can make such a big impact!

Throughout our stay, the grounds were incredibly clean (bathrooms included) and well maintained. Our hosts checked in and made sure we had everything we needed, and after our stay they gave us the courage we needed to make the scary drive back home seem doable (Naciemento Road. Terrifying).

The campground itself seems like a great place for families. First of all, it's very quiet (unlike party campgrounds. Pfiefer Big Sir I'm looking at you). It's not too large, but it has enough space for kids to run around. It's set back just behind highway 1, across the hwy from a fantastic beach. Beach access is fairly easy too: it's just a short walk down a slightly declined dirt path and then a couple flights of stairs.

The campground has real flushing toilets but no showers. Not a dealbreaker. Also, the bathroom sinks near our site were not working. We encountered some raccoons (actually they encountered us) but that's typical in Big Sur.

I'll definitely be coming back to Plaskett Campground. Thank you for the great stay, kind hosts!!

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Leslie A
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

My husband and I recently stayed at Plaskett Creek Campground over the Labor Day holiday and We had the luck to meet Miranda and Bobby McGhee as the camp Hosts, and they are awesome! We have camped at Plaskett for past 30 years and they are the best hosts we have come across! , They are friendly, helpful, knowledgable, they keep the place really clean which is hard to do in the woods! They were able to fit us in on a walk-up basis even though we had to move from site to site for just one nite, we where happy to have a spot! They have tons of wood for purchase as well. They always had a smile on their faces, they are living the dream and they helped up do that too! We will definitely be back, hopefully not on Nacimento Road though!

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank MrsDenton7
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

Great views of the coast. You do have to cross the highway to get to the beach, but it's not a busy stretch. Bathrooms are weird... very big, with only sink and toilet, no electricity. Kind of in the middle of no where when it comes to grocery stores and gas.

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Katie O
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

Booked Plaskett creek as our first booking at a different camp site was cancelled due to the forest fires, I really loved the location right across from the beach and it was so nice hearing the sea at night when going to sleep and waking up to it in the mornings, As it is not a big campsite it was quiet and peaceful we stayed for two nights in October and it was fully booked both nights. The only downside was the lack of showers which I did know when I travelled there so was no surprise also the restrooms were not very clean and the size of each stall seemed a waste of space one big room with just a toilet and sink in.When we visited there was no water in taps in sinks due to the fires but there is drinking water in outdoor taps located around the site.
The only real negative for us as we have travelled overseas we could not bring all our camping equipment so bought charcoal and barbecue food from a shop only to find out that there was fire restrictions still in place so no campfires or barbecues allowed only gas barbecues this is understable but just be prepared when you arrive. All in all a great location and I would recommend it. our site 21 had a great view of the sea.

Stayed: October 2016, travelled with family
Thank Ruby K
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We split our time between Plaskett and Kirk Creek. Loved both. This site is on the side of the highway away from the beach. Lots of shade, potable water, and flush toilets. A lot of families seem to come here, but there is plenty of space, and the atmosphere was lovely. I can't stress how great it is to have access to water in this area. Also, Sand Dollar beach is across the street and it's a beautiful place to sirens an afternoon or morning. Camp hostess was lovely. All in all a great experience and nice place to pitch a tent. Btw, reserve in advance!

Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank xAngelaMarie
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Address: Hwy 1, Big sur, Gorda, Big Sur, CA
Region: United States > California > Big Sur
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Ranked #5 of 8 Speciality Lodging in Big Sur
Price Range: $30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 44
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