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

Plaskett Creek Campground

Los Padres National Forest | Big Sur, CA

Need a break from the noisy city? Let the sound of the surf soothe your spirit at Plaskett Creek Campground. Located in Big Sur, this family-friendly campground has a grassy, park-like setting, with Monterey pine and cypress trees. While it’s a beautiful place to relax, it’s just a short walk to Sand Dollar Beach and a full day of fun in the Pacific. Surfing? Check. Swimming? You bet. Fishing? Plenty, for yellow perch and other coastal surf fish. You could walk along a beach trail and search for shells or simply relax and soak in the sun. If you brought your motorcycle, check out Highway 1 for a staggeringly scenic ride.


• 46 single-family and group site
• Tent and RV camping (no hookups)
• Picnic tables, campfire rings, grills, paved parking spurs, paved roads, trash collection, vault toilets
• Biking, fishing, hiking, hunting, bird watching, wildlife viewing
• Walking distance to Sand Dollar Beach


Q: Are there any hiking trails nearby?
A: Trails to Sand Dollar Beach, Jade Cove and Plaskett Rock Point are just across Highway One from the campground and Pacific Valley Bluff Trail is only a mile to the north.
Q: Why is there no running water in the sinks?
A: Due to the California drought and water shortage in California, the spigots have been turned off at Plaskett Creek Campground to conserve water for flushing toilets and spigots. Many campers have added hand sanitizer and wipes to their camping supplies.
Q: Will my camping pass here be good at Sand Dollar?
A: Currently, PMC offers an “Annual Pass” for Day Use facilities for $50.00 which will get you into Sand Dollar, Willow Creek, Mills Creek and Pfeiffer Beach.
Q: Where is the nearest gas station/store?
A: 3 miles south of Plaskett Creek is area called Gorda, where you will find gas, showers, laundry and a convenience store.
Q: Can we go to Limekiln to take showers with our camping pass from Plaskett Creek?
A: Limekiln showers are for Limekiln registered camping guest only.


Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter


$200.00-$202.00 - Group Sites
Plaskett Creek Campground

69345 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920