Limekiln State Park

Closure Notice due to the Dolan Ridge Fire (8/19/2020)
This park is closed due to the emergency situation caused by the fire and resulting concerns for the safety and health of our State Parks visitors. All campgrounds, day use areas, and hiking trails are closed to visitors until further notice.

Phone Number

(805) 434-1996

Max. Trailer Lengths

Trailer: 15 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: 24 Feet

Park Hours

8:00 am to sunset

Dogs Allowed?

Dogs not allowed beyond day-use parking lot.

Driving Directions to Limekiln SP

The park is 56 miles south of Carmel at Hwy 1 mile marker 20.95, 2 miles south of Lucia. The park entrance road is at the south end of the bridge over Limekiln Creek.

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.

Family Campsites
Primitive Camping
RV Access
Hiking Trails
Beach Area
Restrooms / Showers
Outdoor Showers
Drinking Water Available


    • California State Parks has reopened Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, Andrew Molera State Park, and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park for active recreation. Some walking trails are open, and parking is available to vehicles on a limited basis. Social distancing protocols of maintaining a 6-ft distance and wearing masks are required. Point Sur State Historic Park will resume tours of the exterior of the Pt Sur Lightstation and the Naval Facility on October 10. Visit or call 831-625-4419 for tour information.
      Note: The Andrew Molera campground remains closed.

      Also opened is the Soberanes Canyon Trail in Garrapata State Park –located on the east side of Highway 1.  California State Parks continues to work to increase access to state park units where compliance with state and local public health ordinances can be achieved.

      Due to the Dolan Fire burning across the southern region of Monterey County, California State Parks urges the public to avoid traveling to impacted areas/park units in Monterey County due to safety and health concerns for any visitors. 

      • Current Park Closures
        The following State Parks, including all campgrounds, day use areas, and hiking trails, are already closed due to fire and/or traffic concerns on Highway 1 in the greater vicinity of the Dolan Fire: 

        • Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
        • John Little State Natural Reserve
        • Limekiln State Park

        California State Parks is asking for the public’s cooperation by adhering to park closures due to fire impacts and public safety concerns. Your assistance is appreciated!

        For additional information about the Dolan Fire, please see the below resources:

        Dolan Fire 
        California Interagency Incident Management Team 2 
        Incident Website:

About Limekiln State Park

California State Parks contracts with Parks Management Company to operate the park. Please see sidebar information to learn more about camping and day use at Limekiln State Park.

Limekiln SP

The park features breathtaking views of the Big Sur Coast, the beauty of the redwoods, the rugged coast and the cultural history of limekilns. 

The park is 56 miles south of Carmel, off Highway One; two miles south of Lucia.

Seasons/Climate/Recommended Clothing
The weather can be changeable. Layered clothing is advised.

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