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Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

47225 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
831-667-2315
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Ranked #8 of 15 attractions in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Hiking, Camping, Walking
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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Being among these huge, gorgeous trees, enjoying the silence, experiencing nature at her most glorious....this was a fantastic afternoon. The drive up route 1 is winding and gorgeous with amazing vistas. But after a 2 1/2 hour drive, by the time my brother and I got to the Park, I was exhausted and not in a great mood. One look,... More

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Azusa, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Ok, the campground itself was beautiful. It was big and woodsy, with clean restrooms, and roomy sites. What I wasn't prepared for was the over abundance of poison oak!! Everywhere!! Everywhere you turn!! I was amazed at how kids are running around near it, and at how many people were totally unaware of what they were camping in. We had... More

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Bognor Regis, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Great camp ground with a fun river running through it. Lots of places to camp in the sun or shade. Does get coastal fog so make sure you have warm clothes for the early morning breakfast.Excellent walking trails and lots to see..

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india
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Had an opportunity to visit the beach along with the family. Its pretty nice and clean beach. Unfortunately could not enjoy a a dip in the water as it was very cold and chilly. It was pretty windy as well. Stayed there for few hours. The drive on the Highway 1 was absolutely fantastic.

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We were visiting California with some friends and went camping. It was lots of fun! This was actually my first time camping, and I think Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park was a good choice. Even though the restrooms weren't the cleanest, it had toilet paper and soap. The showers were on the other side the highway, so that made having... More

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Moultrie, GA
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125 reviews 125 reviews
25 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

California has some great parks and this was no exception. We were short on time so we just hiked to the waterfall. The rangers at the entrance were very helpful. I wish we would have had more time.

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We only came to the park for day use, so I don't know how the camping is, but it's a good place for some casual hiking that won't take up too much of your day. If you do both the waterfall and valley view walk, you'll get a nice 3 mile hike with a few ups and downs but not... More

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a mostly tent camping park - we have a 12 ft pop up which was challenging bc your tow vehicle has to fit there too. If you like rustic camping you will LOVE this campground. Happy, chattery campers, campfires, functional bathrooms with great (buy a token) showers. There is a Lodge but you are far away from it,... More

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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Had a great time meeting friends and checking out Pfeiffer Falls and Valley View. Easy to get access by motorcycle and the price is right. Actually here 11-26-11 and I married the girl on the bike so I am a little biased in my review.

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Midlothian, Texas
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18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We wished we'd spent the time it took to hike the Pfeiffer Falls and Valley View trails looking at the redwoods. Nicely marked and maintained trails with a nice waterfall, but the valley was so far away it was a little disappointing--plus the guys drinking beers with the boombox at the terminus definitely detracted from the view. The redwoods we... More

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