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

Sand Dollar Beach Day Use Area

Los Padres National Fores | Big Sur, CA

Let your worries slip away as you watch whales and dolphins make their way along the coast at Sand Dollar Beach. Located below the dramatic Pacific Valley cliffs, this crescent-shaped beach is the longest and widest in Big Sur. The beach boasts turquoise-blue waters and a picturesque mountain backdrop, providing the perfect setting for beachcombing, lounging, fishing, and swimming. If the tide is low, you can explore the tide pools located at both ends of the beach, and the south is the best place for surfing enthusiasts. You can access the beach via a short walking trail and staircase, with restrooms available in the parking lot.


• Lagoon-like crescent-shaped beach
• Beachcombing, swimming, fishing, and surfing
• Shaded picnic areas and restrooms
• Big Sur’s longest and widest beach

Please Note

• There is no drinking water available at Sand Dollar Beach.
• Dogs are permitted but must be kept on a leash.


Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter


$10.00 day use fee per vehicle
$30.00 per van
$50.00 per bus
Sand Dollar Beach Day Use Area

CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920