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Garrapata State Park

Contact Information

(831) 624-4909

Park Hours

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Driving Directions to Garrapata SP

The park is located on Highway 1, 6.7 miles south of Rio Road in Carmel (18 miles north of Big Sur).

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Camping and Lodging

Online reservations are not available for this park.

Brochures and Campground Maps

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.


THE SOBERANES FIRE IS CURRENTLY THREATENING THE BIG SUR AREA


Garrapata State Park is closed until further notice.

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park is closed until further notice. This includes day use and camping.

Andrew Molera State Park is closed until further notice.

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is closed until further notice.

Pt. Sur Lighthouse State Historic Park is closed until further notice.

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is closed until further notice.

Pine Ridge Trail to Sykes Hot Springs is closed until further notice.

Mount Manuel Trail is Closed until further notice.

The direction and extent of the Soberanes Fire is uncertain at this time, as are closures of Highway 1 between Carmel and Big Sur. Visitors are advised to use an alternate route to allow fire crews and equipment to move along Highway 1.

Please see the latest information on the Soberanes Fire at the Cal Fire website at http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents or call the park at 831-667-2315 and press #3 on the phone tree to hear updated fire information.

The park has two miles of beach front, with coastal hiking and a 50-foot climb to a beautiful view of the Pacific. The park offers diverse coastal vegetation with trails running from ocean beaches into dense redwood groves. The park also features outstanding coastal headlands at Soberanes Point. Sea lions, harbor seals and sea otters frequent the coastal waters and California gray whales pass close by during their yearly migration.

Location-Directions
The park is located on Highway 1, 6.7 miles south of Rio Road in Carmel (18 miles north of Big Sur).

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

More Information

Brochure with Park & Trail Map

Pets

Dogs are only allowed on Garrapata Beach and must be kept on a leash (6-foot maximum length) at all times.  Observe all posted park signs.  


Available Activities and Facilities at Garrapata State Park

TRAIL USE
Hiking Trails
DAY-USE ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
Fishing
Guided Tours
Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
Beach Area
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Windsurfing/Surfing
Family Programs