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Garrapata State Park

Contact Information

(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.


SOBERANES FIRE INFORMATION


September 27, 2016 News Release

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. 
  • Closed: All areas east of the parking lot are closed to public entry.  The two environmental campsites west of Highway 1 are also 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

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

  • Open:  Remains open
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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.  

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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