Pfeiffer Beach IS CLOSED

UPDATE 7/20/17: The beach and the road to the beach are temporarily CLOSED due to Hwy 1 closure for Bridge replacement. Please do not turn onto Sycamore Canyon Road to access the beach, no beach access at this time.  Check back for updates.

Botchers Gap

UPDATE 7/20/17: Botchers Gap is still under a temporary closure. We will update and post updates here.


Kirk Creek Campground, Plaskett Creek Campgrounds and Limekiln State Park are now open.  Hwy 1 is only accessible by vehicle from Nacimiento Fergusson Road via G14 from Hwy 101 through Lockwood. Nacimiento/Ferguson road is a winding, mountain road. From Hwy 101 to Hwy 1 is about a 45-mile route. The road is paved the entire way.  The last 12 miles of that route is narrow and windy with areas that are only wide enough for a single vehicle. The last 7 miles are especially steep, narrow and windy as you descend down to the coast. There are turnouts where the road is narrow, but be prepared for the heavy congestion on the road during weekend travel. Please remember to drive slowly and cautiously, expect heavy traffic and always be courteous. Although there are no size limitations for this road, we recommend that vehicles over 30 feet in length are not advised. Drive cautiously, arrive safe and happy camping.
Please use a map to check your route before traveling, as Google Maps and GPS systems are currently giving unreliable directions due to slides and closures on SR1. Once you get to SR1, the only public access along Highway 1 is to Gorda (PM 10) to the south, and to Limekiln State Park (PM 20) to the north. The remainder of SR1 remains closed due to road work.  Sand Dollar Beach, Willow Day Use and Mill Day Use are open to the public and accessible on SR 1.

Stage 3 Fire Restrictions does not effect campgrounds we manage. The building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire or stove fire is still allowed in designated fire rings in the developed campgrounds listed on our website and managed by Parks Management. It is not allowed outside of designated campfire use sites listed in the Order put out by the Los Padres National Forest, click Level 3 Fire Restrictions to view the complete order. The complete list of facilities that you are still allowed to have fires is located at the end of the Level 3 Fire Restrictions fire restrictions document.