Pfeiffer Big Sur SP Campground
Notice: 2017 winter storm damage to roads and facilities has affected access to Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park from the south as well as some park features. Read full details at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park rests on the western slope of the Santa Lucia Mountains and inland from the Big Sur coast. Visitors to the park enjoy hiking trails along fern lined creeks through forests of redwoods. Many of the popular beaches of the area are only a short drive away.
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campground is along the Big Sur River. The park offers 170 family campsites. Forty-six of them are tent-only sites, while the remainder can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. The campground also has 2 Group Campsites and a Hike & Bike site.
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campground has begun collecting a $10 fee for RVs or trailers to help pay for upgrades to the park's "self-contained sewage treatment plant and self-contained water system and storage facilities".
Changes in California State Parks Reservation System
California State Parks is switching to a new reservation system beginning August 1, 2017. ReserveCalifornia will replace the previous ReserveAmerica. "Beginning on midnight July 26, 2017, the website and telephone reservations for California's state parks will be temporarily offline to prepare for the exciting launch of the new system on August 1. During this time, all existing reservations will be honored. An electronic or hard copy from ReserveAmerica will need to be presented to State Parks staff when checking in for reservation made prior to July 26, 2017."
ReserveCalifornia Reservations Tips
California State Parks' new reservation system - ReserveCalifornia - now allows campers "to make reservations 6 months to the day in advance of their arrival date." For example, on January 1 reservations can be made for stays beginning on July 1. In the past, reservations were released in one-month blocks. Now it is day by day. For months with fewer days than the month 6 months away, reservations for the remaining days will be released in a small cluster on the first of the next month. For example, on March 1 (because February is a short month) you can make reservations for stays beginning August 29-31. Read details at ReserveCalifornia.
Pfeiffer Big Sur Group Campsite
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park has 2 group campsites. Each of these tent-only sites can accommodate between 9 and 35 people and up to 10 vehicles. There is no vehicle access to the group campsites. Campers park on west side of Highway 1 and walk about ¼-mile in to the campground across a seasonal wooden footbridge. No trailers or motor homes can be used at this site.
Each group campsite has a fire ring, potable water and picnic tables. There is a shared restroom facility with flush toilets, but no showers. Campers may use the showers in the main campground. There is also a group picnic/BBQ area and small amphitheater nearby.
The amphitheater seats 50 people.
Fee: $150 per night
Reservations: Pfeiffer Big Sur Group Camp Reservations