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Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

47225 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
831-667-2315
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Ranked #9 of 15 Attractions in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Hiking, Camping, Walking
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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

We stayed overnight at this park and enjoyed it. The campsite was pretty standard and you had to pay for showers!!!! We wanted to hike to the waterfalls but because of the drought it was just a trickle and we skipped it. Lots of coastal redwoods and we saw a bobcat!

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Auburn, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Awesome campground and great customer service from those working the campground. They were very helpful and were able to get us into the campground. The place is beautiful and right down the street from the ocean. The only issue that I have is the kelp flies. They are EVERYWHERE and within seconds of being outside you will be covered in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Despite the fire ban, we had a wonderful time camping here on our way up the California coast. Our campsite was in a grove of very tall redwoods and it smelled amazing. Lots of showers and bathrooms around, and the hiking trails were well maintained (many of them wheelchair and stroller accessible). I was just really impressed, and I could... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Great place for hiking in Big Sur! $10 per car to get into the park. We took the 5 mile Buzzard's Roost trail, which wound through redwoods and leading up to Pfeiffer Ridge, which provides coast views.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This was our first night ever camping with two children under 4. The campsite is beautiful, with lots of trails and views of mountains. The sites are large and facilities were good. Toilets and showers were clean, small shop on site and a restaurant near the entrance. The rangers were also very friendly. Only downside for us was the amount... More

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Santa Clara, California
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14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

There is a LOT to do at this campground right now. I think it is ideal for every age, from infants to 100, and it's got enough accessibility that people with walkers and wheelchairs can get around. First, the place is covered in poison oak. But it is fall, and the plants are not very oily, so it's not as... More

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Santa Barbara, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Spent 1 night here in September 2014. The campground is beautiful, full of tall shady trees with the Big Sur River running through it. Even during a very dry year, there was still water flowing. Most of the campsites are spacious and reasonably private. You can pay a little extra and camp near the river, however some of these sites... More

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

One of my favourite places to camp in central California, it has really nice spots, great amenities (pay showers), good hiking, and close to lots of amazing scenic views! Greatly recommended!

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Palo Alto, California
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17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

One of the best spots on the coast, magnificent views and nature - we saw California condors flying around. Plan a hike - but be ready to work hard up hill and bring water.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Be aware if you have little ones that there is poison oak EVERYWHERE. It lines all of the trails and campsites so it's virtually impossible for kids to play or hike here. We were disappointed and will not camp here again.

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