UPDATE 11/30/16: Botchers Gap is still under a temporary closure. We will update and post updates here.


  • Access to Pfeiffer Beach Day Use Area may be closed at any given time when the limited parking area is full.  We apologize for this inconvenience.  Please keep this in mind on your next visit to Big Sur. Look to Pfeiffer Beach in the Day Use pull down at the top of this page.
  • Camping on roads or turn outs in Big Sur. There is no camping on Roads or turn outs in Big Sur.  You can and will be ticketed.
  • FIRE RESTRICTIONS LOWERED Under Level II fire restrictions, campfires and charcoal barbecues will be allowed in all developed campgrounds, also known as Designated Campfire Use Sites, within Los Padres. See Full News Release Here.