Andrew Molera State Park: CAMPING
Andrew Molera Trail Camp is a hike-in campground. Campers park in the day use parking lot and hike about 1/4 mile to the campground. Trail Camp contains 22 standard tent sites and two (2) hike-and-bike campsites. The campground is situated in a meadow near the Big Sur River. Each site has a fire pit, picnic table and food storage container. Trail Camp offers potable water and restrooms with flush toilets. There are no showers.
Standard campsites are available for reservation. Reservations fill up six months in advance. Andrew Molera Trail Camp is scheduled for seasonal closure on November 1, 2022. Online reservations are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at https://www.reservecalifornia.com/CaliforniaWebHome/. You may also call toll free 1-800-444-7275.
Standard campsite: $30/night
Hike and Bike campsite: $5/night (Hike and bike sites are for the exclusive use of visitors traveling on foot or by bike. Limit is two consecutive nights.)
Disabled Discount Pass Holders: 50% off standard campsite fee
Distinguished Veterans Pass Holders: No charge
State Parks Pass holders must present pass at kiosk upon entry to park.
FIRES are allowed only in the provided steel fire rings at each campsite. Wood must be small enough to fit inside the ring and flames must be completely contained within it.
NO WOOD GATHERING is permitted in the park. Do not cut or collect branches, leaves, twigs, etc. This material decalys and assists the growth of other vegetation as well as providing food and habitat for a variety of wildlife. All plants in the State Park system (including downed wood and leaves) are protected by law.
FIREWOOD may be purchased at the entrance station.
HAMMOCKS, CLOTHESLINES, SLACKLINES, etc. may not be attached to trees and plants. Do not tie, affix, strap or otherwise attach anything to trees and plants in Trail Camp.
DOGS are prohibited
QUIET HOURS: 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. During this time, amplified music, speakers, radios, etc. are prohibited and campers should not be audible beyond their campsite. Please note, it is unlawful to disturb other visitors by loud and/or unreasonable noise at any time of day.
FIREARMS, WEAPONS or HUNTING are prohibited. Possession of loaded firearms and air rifles is prohibited. A 'weapon' includes anything that shoots a projectile, including, but not limited to arrows, pellets, BBs and paint balls.
PLANTS, ARTIFACTS and ANIMALS are protected by law and should not be touched, fed or harassed.
See Alternate camping on the coast, Santa Cruz to Big Sur for more camping options. Please be advised that this document is for reference only and does not include up-to-date information on campground closures or availability. Please contact campgrounds directly for additional information or reservations before traveling to Big Sur.