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Limekiln State Park

Contact Information

(805) 434-1996

Park Hours

8:00 am to sunset

Max. Trailer Lengths

Trailer: 15 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: 24 Feet

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

Online reservations are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Reservations can be made 7 months in advance on the first day of the month beginning at 8:00 a.m. PST via the website, by mail, or by calling the toll free telephone number at 1-800-444-7275. Due to seasonal volume, access to the ReserveAmerica website and the telephone line may at times be limited.

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.


Limekiln State Park is closed until further notice, due to road closures, rock slides and dangerous conditions on Highway 1.

Current Conditions for Big Sur Area Parks

Updated February 17, 2017

ALERT: Due to recent heavy rains and multiple rock/land slides, driving conditions on Highway 1 are currently hazardous in Big Sur. As of 5:00 Wednesday, February 15, Highway 1 is closed in both directions at Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge, about half a mile south of the Big Sur Station. Due to slope movement and slippage, the bridge column has moved–causing multiple fractures to one of the two columns on the bridge. There are no detours. Motorists should seek an alternate route. Check traffic conditions before driving at the Caltrans website. 


* GARRAPATA State Park is open on the west side of Highway 1. All park lands east of Highway 1 closed to public entry, due to the 2016 Soberanes Fire.

* POINT SUR LIGHT STATION is open for guided tours, though tours may be cancelled due to weather conditions. More info: or (831) 625-4419

* ANDREW MOLERA State Park is closed until further notice due to flooding from recent heavy rains.

* PFEIFFER BIG SUR State Park continues to be closed due to the impact from the 2016 Soberanes Fire and flooding from recent heavy rains. BUZZARDS ROOST TRAIL is closed until further notice. GROUP CAMP is closed and not available for reservation until further notice. Follow on Facebook for more up-to-date information.

* JULIA PFEIFFER BURNS State Park is closed until further notice.

* LIMEKILN State Park is closed until further notice.

For more State Park information and updates on current conditions, please call the California State Parks Big Sur Sector Office at (831) 667-1112 or the Big Sur Station at (831) 667-2315. Check the CalTrans website for up-to-date road conditions on Highway 1.

* PFEIFFER BEACH is also closed until further notice due to flooding and road damage. Call the USFS Monterey District office in King City (831) 385-5434 for more information regarding Pfeiffer Beach.

California State Parks contracts with Parks Management Company to operate the 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 has 24 campsites.

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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Available Activities and Facilities at Limekiln State Park

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