Notices & Closures




Pfeiffer Day Use Area
Plaskett Creek Campground
Kirk Creek Campground
Sand Dollar Beach Day Use Area
Willow Creek Day Use Area
Mill Creek Day Use Area
Memorial Park Campground

Santa Lucia
Cerro Alto Campground (Short term closure
Monday, Jan. 29th – Wednesday, Jan. 31st)
Figueroa Campground
Nira Camp Ground
Davy Brown Campground
Turkey Flat OHV Day Use Area

Santa Barbara
Paradise Campground
First Crossing Day Use Area
White Rock DUA

Mt. Pinos
Ballinger Campground/OHV
Reyes Creek Campground

Lake Isabella / Kern River



Mt. Pinos
Campo Alto Campground
Mt. Pinos Campground
McGill Campground
Pine Mountain Campground
Reyes Peak Campground


Ponderosa Campground
Nacimieto Campground
Arroyo Seco Campgound
Arroyo Seco Day Use Area
Escondido Campground
China Camp Campground (30 more days for Road work)
Limekiln State Park
White Oaks Campground (30 more days for Road work)

Santa Lucia
La Panza Campground
Navajo Flat Campground/OHV

Santa Barbara
Upper Oso Campground
Lower Oso Day Use Area
Aliso Trailhead
Falls Day Use Area
Fremont Campground
Live Oak Day Use Area
Sandstone Day Use Area
Red Rock Day Use Area & Trailhead
Los Prietos Campground
Sage Hill Campground

Holiday Group Campground (opening Feb. 1st)
Middle Lion Campground (30 more days for Road work)
Pine Mountain Campground
Reyes Peak Campground
Rose Valley Campground (opening Feb. 1st)
Wheeler Gorge Campground (opening Feb. 1st)

Mt. Pinos
Chuchupate Campground

Kirk Creek Campground

Los Padres National Forest | Big Sur, CA

If you’ve never camped with an ocean view, get yourself to Kirk Creek Campground, which sits on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. When you’re not admiring the amazing views of the Big Sur coastline, head to nearby Sand Dollar Beach for some prime surfing and fishing. Hike to your heart’s content on the vast network of trails in the  Los Padres National Forest and along the coast, exploring the area’s bluffs and coves. Mountain biking, horseback riding, and more hiking trails close to the campground reveal waterfalls, redwood groves, mountain streams, and meadows. Be sure to catch the colors of the sun as it sets over this oceanside paradise.


• 33 sites for tent and RV camping (no hookups)
• Hiker/biker sites available on a first come first serve bases
• Picnic tables, fire pits, pedestal BBQ grills, and restrooms
• Sweeping Big Sur oceanfront views
• Beach access trail that follows the edge of the bluff into the canyon carved by Kirk Creek


Q: How do I book a site?
A: Each morning at 7AM we release reservations for six months out. We book via Logging on at 7AM and booking 6 months out is your best bet for securing a site.
Q: How do I get a "FF" First Come, First serve spot?
A: We recommend getting there (in person) at 2 PM.  Please keep in mind these sites fill up very quickly during weekends and our busy season. You do not need your entire group present at check-in for FF sites. If available, you can pick your site, and will have priority to pay day-by-day for the rest of the weekend. There are only *TWO* First Come, First Serve sites at Kirk Creek.
Q: If I park on the road do I have to pay full price for a H/B site?
A: Hiker/Biker area are strictly set aside for those who do not have a motorized vehicle
Q: Do you have area trail maps?
A: Area maps can be purchased at the local convenience store in Lucia or Gorda
Q: Can I get to the beach from Kirk Creek?
A: Kirk Creek has a trail beside site 11 to take you down to the ocean
Q: What type of wild animals do I need to look out for?
A: Raccoons
Q: If it’s 8am why can’t I check in early?
A: To allow current guests ample time and space to check-out, and to give the Host time to clean the campground for new arrivals.
Q: Where is the nearest gas station/store?
A: There is a convenience store in Lucia about 3 ½ miles north to Lucia and about 9 miles south to Gorda


Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter


Kirk Creek Campground

64955 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920