Kirk Creek Big Sur

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.

Kirk Creek is situated on an open bluff

100′ above the ocean, among several Monterey Pines.



You can make a reservation online by clicking the “Book Reservation” button , as long as it is at least 8 (eight) days prior

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Each of Kirk Creek’s 34 sites has a view of the Pacific Ocean and the magnificent Big Sur coast. There is one short trail leading from the campground to the beach. Kirk Creek is a popular spot for surfing and ocean fishing.




Across Hwy. 1 is Kirk Creek trailhead leading into the Ventana Wilderness.





Kirk Creek campsites are available for reservations. You can make reservations on line at or by calling 877-444-6777.

Fee: $35.00 per night
6-8 persons per site

Walk In Fee: $5.00

2 vehicles per site

RVs permitted

No Water is available at Kirk Creek. So please bring your own.

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Kirk Creek Campground (click for Google Maps Directions)
Hwy 1, Big Sur, CA 93920