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Fremont Peak State Park

Contact Information

(831) 623-4255

Park Hours

Open year round Day use hours 8:00am to one-half hour after Sunset.

Max. Trailer Lengths

Trailer: 25 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: 25 Feet

Driving Directions to Fremont Peak SP

Off of Highway 156, 11-miles south of San Juan Bautista on San Juan Canyon Road.

Camping and Lodging

Visitors will be able to reserve campsites and lodging six months in advance from the current date. Bookings may extend from the arrival date to the desired departure date – based on availability and the park’s maximum stay rules.

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.



                                  As of June 10, 2017 wood and charcoal fires are not allowed at the park even in provided fire rings due to the increased fire danger.  Gas stoves for cooking are allowed.  If you have any questions please leave a message for park staff at 831-623-4255.

 

This park features expansive views of Monterey Bay, from its hiking trails in the grasslands of the higher peaks of the Gavilan Range. Other views include the San Benito Valley, Salinas Valley, and the Santa Lucia Mountains east of Big Sur. Pine and oak woodlands in the park are home to many birds and mammals. There are camping and picnic facilities in the park. The park also features an astronomical observatory with a 30-inch telescope, which is open for public programs on selected evenings.

Location-Directions

Off of Highway 156, 11-miles south of San Juan Bautista on San Juan Canyon Road.

Seasons/Climate/Recommended Clothing

The weather can be changeable. Layered clothing is advised.

Facilities - Activities

Astronomical Observing


It’s best to arrive before sundown as vehicle headlights after sunset disrupt astronomers’ night vision. Clouds or rain will cancel astronomy programs. Check the link below for program dates.

In general, astronomers are friendly, outgoing, and happy to allow you to view through their telescopes and answer your questions. A few courtesies that will enhance everyone’s experience:

  • Do not touch any part of any telescope unless the owner instructs you on the proper method. In particular, do not touch any glass optical surfaces.
  • Please be sure that all children are supervised around telescopes.
  • Remember, using lights near telescopes at night is highly disruptive. A piece of red "cellophane" wrapped over the end of a flashlight and held in place with a rubber band works great.


    For more information take this link to the Fremont Peak Observatory Association

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Available Activities and Facilities at Fremont Peak State Park

OVERNIGHT FACILITIES
Environmental Campsites
Family Campsites
Group Campsites
Primitive Camping
RV Access
TRAIL USE
Bike Trails
Hiking Trails
DAY-USE ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
Historical/Cultural Site
Picnic Areas
Exhibits and Programs
Guided Tours
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Family Programs
Geocaching
OTHER FACILITIES & VISITOR INFORMATION
Restrooms
Drinking Water Available
 
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