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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.

Reservation Notice

Beginning Aug. 1, 2017, California State Parks is moving to a new reservation system to make it easier for you to reserve camping and lodging sites! For more information, such as FAQs, please visit ReserveCalifornia™

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 now open, but Highway 1 is only accessible by vehicle from Nacimiento Fergusson Road. Please use a map to check your route before travelling. Once you get to Highway 1, the only public access is between Gorda (PM 10) to the south, and Limekiln State Park (PM 20) to the north. The remainder of Highway 1 remains closed due to land slides. 

Current Conditions for All Big Sur Area Parks

Updated July 19, 2017

ALERT: As of February 15, Highway 1 is impassable in both directions at Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge (about half a mile south of the Big Sur Station). Caltrans has demolished the bridge and is rebuilding it. Anticipated re-opening for through-traffic is the end of September, 2017. Currently, northern access to Big Sur is open from Carmel to the Big Sur Station. Businesses are open within this 26-mile northern stretch. From the south, access is still closed on Highway 1 at Salmon Creek. 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. More info: or (831) 625-4419

* ANDREW MOLERA State Park's parking lot is open for shuttle parking. All other facilities at this park, including the campground and trails, remain closed. See the California State Parks' press release for more details. For details on the new shuttle service, see Big Sur Shuttle Service.

* PFEIFFER BIG SUR State Park is open. Trails that are open to the public include: Redwood Deck, Nature Trail, River Path, Warden’s Path, Liewald Flat Trail. Group Camp is closed and not available for reservation until further notice. Buzzards Roost, Valley View, Pfeiffer Falls, Pine Ridge, Gorge and Mt. Manuel trails are CLOSED due to hazardous conditions.  A shuttle service is available to visitors who park at Andrew Molera State Park and wish to hike up the Community Bypass Trail in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. See the California State Parks' press release for more details. Follow on Facebook for more up-to-date information.  BIG SUR LODGE is open.

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

* LIMEKILN State Park is open, but Highway 1 is only accessible by vehicle from Nacimiento-Fergusson Road. Please use a map to check your route before travelling. Be advised that RVs and trailers are not allowed on Nacimiento-Fergusson Rd and that diesel fuel is not available.

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

* PINE RIDGE TRAIL, SYKES HOT SPRINGS and much of the Monterey Ranger District within the Los Padres Forest in Big Sur is closed until December 4, 2017. See the Forest Order for more details or call the USFS Monterey District office in King City (831) 385-5434 for more information.

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