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Garrapata State Park
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Camping and Lodging
Online reservations are not available for this park.
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Upcoming Park Events
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- * Wood and charcoal (BBQ) fires are prohibited in all areas of Garrapata SP including in park-provided camp stoves and fire rings.
* Portable stoves and lanterns using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel are permitted in designated campsites only.
* Smoking is prohibited in all undeveloped areas of the park.
NOTE: Back side of Rocky Ridge Trail closed indefinitely due to poor and potentially hazardous trail conditions.
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