FEES and INFORMATION for Big Sur State Parks
Big Sur State Parks are open 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset.
DAY USE FEE:
$10/day per car. Your entrance fee allows you access to all California State Parks until sundown.
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.
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 pm. 831-667-2315
LOST AND FOUND: 831-667-0193
SPECIAL EVENTS, SCHOOL GROUPS: BigSurEvents@parks.ca.gov 831-667-0507
FILM PERMITS (MOTION and STILL): BigSurFilm@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 1000 feet on the coast of Big Sur. - California Code of Regulations 4319
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 and camp host sites for $12/bundle and includes a firestarter.
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