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Kirk Creek Campground

Hwy 1, Big Sur, CA 93465
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Santa Cruz
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just had an amazing three days at Kirk Creek! The views are incredible and during our stay we had ongoing entertainment watching whales and dolphins frolic. Several in our party went out on the small kayak we brought and had close encounters with the whales getting within several yards of these gentle giants. Come prepared with water and firewood... More

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New York
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The location is right on the water off highway 1. Most of the spaces have plenty of room but a few next to the highway near the hikers/bikers campground are small. Show up EARLY (830am) if you don't have a reservation. No drinking water means bring a lot for things like washing hands and dishes. Good location for hiking trails... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Travelling from Phoenix to Boise with a week off, I decided to head for Big Sur and try camping. This campground had very good reviews so I chose it as a place to spend two nights while I explored along CA highway 1. I was a little disappointed by the set up which is probably great if you have a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

For $22 bucks we got a last minute parking space, a place to pitch our tent, a picnic table and a fire ring. Brought some fire wood. Kids walked down to the creek to wash up and check out the shore, had some good hot food and waited apprehensively to see if the road noise would keep us up. Guess... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I LOVED this campground - it was like a piece of heaven on earth. The ocean was right at our fingertips, but not entirely accessible, which is normal for that area. There was an exciting sensory-explosion walk to the "beach"...the smells of all the different plants and flowers was overpowering. You really were in a different world. The beach hike... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This place has stunning views of a truly spectacular coastline. However, I was not impressed that water was unavailable on site, supposedly due to the dry weather. To add insult to injury water was for sale at $5 per gallon. However, we noticed a fast flowing stream with plenty of water just yards away.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Kirk Creek...is always our favorite destination in Big Sur...but sadly on this trip it was booked and we we happy to stay at our second favorite spot Plaskett Creek. However, we did interact with the Camp Host at Kirk Creek and he is AMAZING!!! Below details a bit about our experience with Keith! What we LOVED the most about this... More

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huntington Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Nice campground with large picnic table and plenty of space. Our view was so pretty that neighbors would stand at the edge to take pictures of the sunset. My 2 complaints were: pesky squirrels who were not shy and no showers. If I go again, I'll purchase a portable shower. Otherwise you have to go Limekiln and pay $10 to... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Their website showed 27 walk up sites available. We drove up early to take a chance and it was full. Couldn't find the campground host but saw someone cutting the grass. He looked at us like we were crazy for expecting to show up and find a site. After driving thru I could see why. It truly has stunning views... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We stayed at Kirk Creek campground for two days. It has an almost private path to the coast and sits high on a cliff. Beautiful place to camp, but... It doesn't have water in the facility and has a stinky pit toilet. So it's worse than backpacking since its less serene and has bad bathroom options. And it was very... More

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Address: Hwy 1, Big Sur, CA 93465
Location: United States > California > Big Sur

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