Andrew Molera State Park Campground

Monterey County

Andrew Molera State Park

Bixby Bridge along Big Sur coast, CA

Bixby Bridge

Santa Cruz - Monterey Beach Attractions

The Santa Cruz - Monterey coast is filled with attractions from great surfing destinations around Santa Cruz to the wild and scenic Big Sur coast. Those who choose to camp at Andrew Molera State Park Campground experience a wilderness setting close to the ocean.

  • Surfing is popular at Santa Cruz's famous Steamer Lane as well as to the south at Carmel.
  • Excellent pier fishing can be enjoyed at Santa Cruz's well-developed wharf as well as at the Capitola's pier and the popular Seacliff Beach pier.
  • For wildlife and scenery, Point Lobos State Park leads the list. There are also many more wonders to be enjoyed all the way down the Big Sur coast.
  • Attend the Begonia Festival on Labor Day weekend at Capitola Beach.
  • Visit beautiful Sand Dollar Beach and Jade Cove.
  • Enjoy the beauty of the waterfall at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.
  • See the green sand and the spectacular rocks at Pfeiffer Beach.

Key Andrew Molera State Park Campground Regulations

  1. Do not feed or leave food out for wildlife.
  2. Dogs are not allowed on the trails or at the campground in Molera State Park.
  3. Generators are not allowed at Andrew Molera State Park Campground.
  4. For safety, stay on the hiking trails as the canyon walls are steep.

Andrew Molera State Park Campground

Notice: 2017 winter storm damage to roads and facilities has affected many area parks. Andrew Molera State Park is now open, but the campground is closed until further notice due to flooding and damage from recent storms.[As of January 11, 2018] Read full details at Andrew Molera State Park.

Andrew Molera State Park is along the Monterey County's Big Sur coast, 20 miles south of Carmel. Park visitors enjoy miles of hiking trails along the coast, two sandy beaches, horseback riding tours, and a variety of nature activities.

Andrew Molera State Park Campground has 24 walk-in campsites at their Trail Camp. The camp is spread through a meadow about ⅓-mile from the parking area. All the sites are first come, first served. A maximum of 4 people and 2 tents are allowed per site. Shade is limited at the campground, so some visitors bring shade tents.

Andrew Molera State Park Campground Basics
Andrew Molera State Park Campground Location: Highway 1, 20 miles south of Carmel
Campground Open: year-round
Number of Sites: 24
Max. People per Site: 4 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1
Pets: No dogs allowed at the campground
Information: (831) 667-2315

No reservations first come, first served
Wheelchair accessible Sites: None
Fees: $25 per night
Check-out, Check-in: Noon, 2 PM

Andrew Molera State Park Campground Amenities
Campsites: picnic table, fire ring with grill, food storage locker
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, piped water
Showers: No
Dump Station: No
Campground Map: Andrew Molera SP Campground Map
Attractions near Andrew Molera State Park Campground: Sing up for a Molera Horseback Tour. Hike great park trails such as the Ridge Trail, Panorama Trail, and Beach Trail. Find two small beaches. Enjoy the Big Sur River. Tour the Discovery Center. Join in Condor Viewing Tours. Drive along the Big Sur coast.

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