FEES and INFORMATION for Big Sur State Parks

Big Sur State Parks are open from 8 a.m. to sunset.

$10 per vehicle;  Allows access to other California State Parks until closing on the day of purchase.  Closing times vary by park unit.
Senior Citizen Discount: Age 62 or older, $1.00 off, except vehicles over 9 passenger capacity.
Disabled Discount Pass Holders: $5
Distinguished Veterans Pass Holders: No charge
Golden Bear Pass Holders: No charge
Limited Use Golden Bear Pass Holders: No charge during off-season (Labor Day through Memorial Day)

State Parks Pass holders must present pass at kiosk upon entry to park. Most State Park passes can be purchased at the Monterey District office at 2211 Garden Road, Monterey, CA 93940. California Explorer and Golden Poppy annual passes may be purchased at the Pfeiffer Big Sur entrance kiosk.

*NOTE: Tour buses and RVs are not permitted in the parking lots at Andrew Molera and Julia Pfeiffer Burns state parks.

$15 for adults
$5 for children age 6 to 17
Children 5 and under are free. 
     For more information, visit pointsur.org

$50/ night for a standard campsite at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.
$60/ night for a premium campsite at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.
$10/ night for the second vehicle assigned to campsites at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.
$30/night for a trail campsite at Andrew Molera State Park.
$30/night for an environmenal campsite at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

BIG SUR STATION: Located at 47555 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920.  Big Sur Station is the information center for the Big Sur area. Open 9:00 am - 4:00 p.m. 831-667-2315

LOST AND FOUND: BigSur.Admin@parks.ca.gov

LATE ARRIVALS: BigSur.Admin@parks.ca.gov
SPECIAL EVENTS, SCHOOL GROUPS: BigSurEvents@parks.ca.gov  831-667-0507

FILM PERMITS (MOTION and STILL): BigSur.Film@parks.ca.gov  831-667-0507

CELL PHONES: Cell phone service is extremely limited in Big Sur. Do not expect your phone to work here.

SERVICE DOGS: California State Parks promotes and supports equal access for park visitors of all abilities.  Download the publication Service Animals in State Parks for more information.

No Drone Zone


Motorized aircraft are prohibited from flying below 1,000 feet on the coast of Big Sur as the area is part of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary - California Code of Regulations 4319; Code of Federal Regulations 922.132


Buy It Where You Burn ItState Parks:
Campfires are allowed only in the provided metal fire rings within the State Parks' campgrounds. Firewood is available at the Pfeiffer Big Sur entrance kiosk  for $12/bundle.

Los Padres National Forest:
- Current Fire Restrictions
- Campfire permits are required for open fires such as campfire,barbecues and portable stoves on federally controlled land. Get your California Campfire Permit online HERE