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Garrapata State Park

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(831) 624-4909

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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.

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Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.


News Release - Some Big Sur State Parks Reopening State Parks Lifts Some Temporary Closures Due to Soberanes Fire 



Andrew Molera State Park
All park lands closed to public entry.

Garrapata State Park
All park lands east of Highway 1 closed to public entry.

Julia Pfieffer Burns State Park

  • Open: The western portion of the park, including the McWay Falls Trail, has reopened. 
  • Closed: All areas east of the parking lot as well as the two environmental campsites west of Highway 1 will remain closed for now.

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Parks

  • Open: Big Sur Lodge opened today. More information:
  • Closed: With the exception of the lodge, the park remains closed until further notice.

Point Sur Light Station Historic State Park
Guided tours have resumed. More Information:

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
Remains open 

Please see the latest information on the Soberanes Fire at the Cal Fire website at 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.

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.

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Brochure with Park & Trail Map


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

Hiking Trails
Guided Tours
Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
Beach Area
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Family Programs