Limekiln State Park

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 around 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.

Limekiln State Park features breathtaking views of the Big Sur Coast, the beauty of the redwoods, the rugged coast and the cultural history of limekilns. Amazing Day Use with hikes to waterfalls and the ancient limekilns. The park has 29 campsites and are available for reservations up to 48 hours in advance at or by calling 800-444-7275.

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When choosing a site, please be aware that each site can only accommodate 1 or 2 vehiclesThere is no additional parking within Limekiln State Park.  Extra Vehicles must park outside of the facility.

Each campsite has a fire ring and picnic table.

Pay Showers, Running Water, Firewood for sale.


The park is 56 miles south of Carmel, off Highway One; two miles south of Lucia.

Seasons/Climate/Recommended Clothing
The weather can be changeable. Layered clothing is advised.


Camping $35
Day Use $10

You will be able to make a reservation online by clicking the “Book Reservation” button, as long as it is at least 3(three) days prior to your desired date of arrival.

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Limekiln State Park (click for Google Maps Directions)

63025 California 1, Big Sur, CA 93920