UPDATE 9/26/16: Botchers Gap/ Ponderosa/ Nacimiento are under a temporary closure. We will update and post updates here.

All other facilities listed on this website and under the management of Parks Management are OPEN.  Please check here and our Facebook Page for updates as things may change.


  • 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.
  • Due to ongoing wildfires, extremely dry vegetation and very high fire danger, the Los Padres National Forest officials today announced Level IV fire restrictions will go into effect beginning today, August 23, 2016.  For full details on this fire ban see Forest Service Webpage: