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Kirk Creek Campground

Hwy 1, Big Sur, CA 93465
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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NC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Dallas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Kings Beach, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

This camp site has incredible views and a calm chill atmosphere. Watching the sunset over the pacific from your campsite is something that can't be beat. The sites were set up well with picnic table, fire ring with grill, and flat spots for your tent. What I really loved was the little trail you could hike down to a rocky... More

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Address: Hwy 1, Big Sur, CA 93465
Location: United States > California > Big Sur
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Ranked #4 of 8 Specialty lodging in Big Sur

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