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Kirk Creek Campground

Hwy 1, Big Sur, CA 93465
Kirk Creek Campground
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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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Santa Cruz, California
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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Kings Beach, California
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21 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

We just returned back to Wisconsin after a 3-day experience in Big Sur, anchored at Kirk Creek. We had a great experience, besides my girlfriend's mysterious contraction of poison oak (more on that later). Kirk Creek is clearly Big Sur's campground jewel. There are a handful of other places (we saw them all) to pitch a tent along Highway 1,... More 

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Newport Beach
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Kirk Creek was a top-ten site in the US and our favorite until its recent conversion to a primitive campsite. Neither Recreation.gov nor the Forest Service site will tell you that there is NO WATER on the site. Not just potable water. They have turned off ALL the taps. You have to drive 10 miles round trip to Plaskett Creek... More 

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
33 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

If youre in a mobile home, and want a natural place to camp, but you have all your amenities with you, this place is great. We had a fantastic spot at the edge of the cliff (but safe) we pre booked through the National Park website, and the kids loved it. We had racoons and chipmunks running about, which the... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

This is a fine campground. The views of the Pacific and Big Sur can't be beat. November is a great time to visit because of the weather and the lack of campers during the week. Nigh times are very peaceful on Highway 1 because no one is driving that road a night. Keep you stuff away from the raccoon.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

What can you say? The best views money can buy and not much money at that. $18 for a night is probably the best thing i've ever bought. Sat on a small outcrop above the ocean with amazing views both ways along the Pacific Coast, you can walk down to the sea but there is no real beach and the... More 

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