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Garrapata State Park
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SOBERANES FIRE INFORMATION
Areas of Garrapata State Park to Remain Closed
Soberanes Fire Information - Big Sur Area Parks
Updated September 30, 2016
Andrew Molera State Park
- Open: Day use west of Hwy 1 is now open except for the trail from the day use lot to the trail camp and the beach trail from the trail camp to the beach.
- Closed: Trail camp. Trail from the day use lot to the trail camp and the beach trail from the trail camp to the beach. Surfers pullout entrance. All lands east of Hwy 1 closed to public entry.
Garrapata State Park
- Open: Park lands west of highway 1 including Garrapata Beach is open
- Closed: All park lands east of Highway 1 closed to public entry.
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
- Open: The western portion of the park, including the McWay Falls Trail is open. The two environmental campsites west of Highway 1 are open.
- Closed: All areas east of the parking lot are closed to public entry.
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
- Open: Big Sur Lodge is open. More information: Big Sur Lodge. Buzzards Roost trail is open as it leads hikers west of highway 1.
- Closed: Park remains closed until further notice other than noted above.
Point Sur Light Station Historic State Park
- Open: Guided tours are available. More Information: Point Sur Lighthouse.
Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
- Open: Remains open
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.
The park is located on Highway 1, 6.7 miles south of Rio Road in Carmel (18 miles north of Big Sur).
The weather can be changeable. Layered clothing is advised.
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
Nature & Wildlife Viewing