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Kirk Creek Campground

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Hwy 1, Big Sur, CA 93465
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    2 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Spokane, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Although this campground offers spectacular views and is close to Big Sur proper, the management is poorly organized--to the point of double booking. There is also the safety issue for REv and trailers, since most sites designated for these are on a 6% grade or steeper! I stayed here in a motor home, paid for 2 nights, and woke up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I almost hate to share a great review because reservations are hard to come by at this gem of a location on the Big Sur coast. 30 or so spacious sites perched on a cliff above the ocean. We visited during the draught so no fires, no water (bring your own) and pit toilets only. That being said, I would... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I stayed here for one night. The campsites are nice and spacious, they all have a fire ring and picnic table. The soil was a bit different then other campsites I’ve stayed, it was black and kicked up more dust. Our tarp footprint got pretty dirty. The views are breathtaking and I’ve never seen a night sky quite as beautiful... More 

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7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The campground is in the best part of Big Sur. Both times I have been here I have seen whales feeding right off the coast. Watch out, less spots are walk-on than before. Make reservations or plan to camp somewhere else. http://www.recreation.gov/camping/kirk-creek-campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=71993

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Santa Cruz
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8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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24 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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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6 hotel reviews
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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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Address: Hwy 1, Big Sur, CA 93465
Location: United States > California > Big Sur
Number of rooms: 34

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