Plaskett 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.

Plaskett Creek Campground offers family campsites in a country park-like setting under a scattered canopy of large Monterey Pines and Monterey Cypress.

You will be able to make a reservation online by clicking the “Reservations button” , as long as it is at least 8 (eight) days prior to your desired date of arrival.

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The campground has 44 units, each with a picnic table, fire ring and pedestal grill.

The campground is 100′ above sea level 3.5 miles north of the town of Gorda.

The Pacific Ocean is just across Highway 1 and easily accessed through Sand Dollar Beach walking trail.

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

Plaskett Creek Group Campground shares this location. Its 3 large sites are available by reservation.


Group camping reservations (877) 444-6777
Up to 40 people per site
Up to 10 cars per group site


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

Group Fee: $100 per night

Walk In Fee: $5.00

2 vehicles per site

Drinking Water is available
at this site.

RVs permitted*

Plaskett Creek Campground (Click for Google Maps Directions)
69345 Highway One
Big Sur, CA 93920