Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park: CAMPING
Two Environmental Campsites are located on the west side of Highway 1 south of McWay Cove. Both sites are hike-in only and no vehicle access is permitted. These sites are extremely popular year round and usually fill up six months in advance. Reservations are required and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at Reserve California. You may also call toll free 1-800-444-7275.
No dogs are permitted in the campground or on park trails unless it is a licensed and working service dog.
** Camping in the two designated sites is the only camping permitted in the park. Camping or sleeping inside a vehicle in the parking lot or on the highway is not allowed.
CAMPING FEE: $30/night
Senior Citizen Discount: Age 62 or older, $2.00 off
Disabled Discount Pass Holders: 50% off regular rate
Distinguished Veterans Pass Holders: no charge
State Parks Pass holders must present pass at kiosk upon entry to the park.
All incoming campers must check in at the entrance kiosk. In the event that the kiosk is closed, campers may also check in at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, 11 miles north. Campers parking vehicles in the main parking lot or on the highway should display vehicle tag (proof of reservation) in the windshield. Vehicle tags are also valid for day use entrance into other area state parks.
Check in is 2:00 pm. Check out is 12:00 noon. Picnic table, fire ring, trash cans and pit toilets are available. You must bring your own firewood. Please note that the only running water is across Highway 1 near the restrooms. Campsites have a maximum occupancy of four people. Tents and other equipment must be confined to the delineated space within the site reserved. Campers may not erect tents or hike beyond the fenced, campground boundary.
Fires are allowed only in the provided metal fire rings. Wood must be small enough to fit inside the ring and be completely contained. Do not gather firewood in the park. You may purchase firewood at the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park entrance kiosk (11 miles north). All fireworks are prohibited.
Firearms, weapons or hunting is not allowed. Possession of loaded firearms and air rifles is prohibited. This includes anything that shoots a projectile, including, but not limited to, arrows, pellets, BBs and paint balls.
Park plants, artifacts and animals are protected and should not be touched or harassed. It is important that you use the provided metal storage bins for all food and scented items to avoid accidentally feeding or having any negative interactions with native park wildlife
Photograph courtesy of Sharon Pieniak