Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Big Sur, California

This beautiful state park is set along the Big Sur River which eventually flows to the ocean. Sites here are either among coastal oaks or nestled within the redwoods. We always prefer redwoods, so we found ourselves leaning towards those sites as our favorites listed below. The campground is quite large with 189 sites to choose from spread across several loops. All areas of the campground are away from day use areas which can become crowded during holiday or summer weekends. Many campsites are creekside, which allows you to hear the gurgling of the river day and night, however those sites are typically oak-riparian. If redwood sites are more to your liking, you'll want to select a site
away from the creek, which will most likely butt up to the mountains and offer privacy. The campground offers an abundance of hiking, the Big Sur Lodge which was constructed in the 1930's and offers ice cream, groceries, meals and of course lodging. You will also find a large a nature center, visitor's center, a softball field, day use picnic areas, a small camp store, laundry facilities and restrooms with hot showers (fee). Interior roads are all paved, while site pads are not. You will find an abundance of water spigots and restrooms throughout the campground. Storms during the 2015-2016 winter season caused havoc on this region and much of the campground was affected. During our stay during fall of 2017 there were still sites and park trails closed for storm repair. Always check road conditions before heading to Big Sur.

Best Sites: 1-6, 14, 16-18, 20-22, 24, 27, 29, 31-32, 6, 90-92, 139-142, 165
Poor Sites: 1 (steep pad), 121, 124, 126, 53, 55-57
Hookups: None
Potable Water: Yes
Dump Within Facility: Yes