Visitors to the Santa Cruz - Monterey coast find a wide variety of attractions from popular surfing destinations around Santa Cruz to the wild and scenic Big Sur coast. Campers at Kirk Creek Campground have great views of the ocean.
Kirk Creek Campground sits on a bluff overlooking the ocean, a short distance south of Lucia in southern Big Sur. The campground is in the Los Padres National Forest. Nearby to the north is Limekiln State Park and to the south, Sand Dollar Beach. The nearby beach is narrow and at high tide portions of it can be covered by waves. Because of the beautiful ocean views from most of the campsites, they are in high demand.
Kirk Creek Campground has 32 campsites spread across a grassy bluff. All the campsites can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. There is no water at the campground. All of the campsites must now be reserved ahead of time; there are no longer any first-come, first-served sites. There is a Hike & Bike campsite.
|Kirk Creek Campground Basics|
|Kirk Creek Campground Location:||Highway 1, 60 miles south of Carmel and 6 miles south of Lucia|
|Number of Sites:||32|
|Max. People per Site:||8 (including children)|
|Vehicles per Site:||1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer|
|Pets:||on leash, always attended|
|Monterey Ranger District:||(831) 385-5434|
|Reservations at Kirk Creek Campground|
|Reservations required||year-round, no first-come, first-served sites available|
|Booking Window:||Reservations taken from 8 days up to 6 months in advance of arrival.|
|Camping Limit:||14 days in any one year|
|Maximum Vehicle Length||30 feet|
|Wheelchair accessible Sites:||None designated|
|Fees:||$35 per night
Hike & Bike sites - $5 per person
|Reservations:||Kirk Creek Campground Reservations|
|Check-out, Check-in:||2 PM, 3 PM|
|Kirk Creek Campground Amenities|
|Campsites:||picnic table, fire ring with grill; no hook-ups|
|Campground:||Vault toilets, no potable water|
|Attractions near Kirk Creek Campground:||Take apicnic to Mill Creek Beach, Sand Dollar Beach, and Jade Cove. Hike the Willet Trail. Find good surfing along the coast. Try you luck surf fishing. Enjoy with a delicious meal at Lucia Lodge. Experienced hang gliders have a hang glider landing area nearby. Hike into the Ventana Wilderness.|