8:00 am to sunset
Limekiln SP entrance gate closes at sunset. Campers arriving late should contact Limekiln kiosk.
**LIMEKILN STATE PARK CURRENTLY CLOSED**
UPDATE ( June 29, 2023 ) - Limekiln State Park is CLOSED until further notice due to storm damages and Highway 1 road conditions. Highway 1 remains a hard closure at Paul's Slide (Hwy. 1 PM 21.7) - meaning the highway is CLOSED to all public and emergency vehicles at that location with NO DETOUR. Crews continue to work 12-hour shifts and seven days a week to repair damages from the landslide. The current estimate from Caltrans for reopening Hwy. 1 at Paul's Slide is several months.
The southern closure is located one half mile south of Paul's Slide. There is no parking in the turnaround area. Limekiln State Park remains CLOSED with entry into the park strictly prohibited. It is also illegal to camp in turnouts or anywhere on Highway 1 along the Big Sur coast unless in a designated campsite in a campground open to the public (Monterey County Code 14.18.020(a)). Travelers on Hwy. 1 north of Ragged Point will encounter multiple areas of intermittent traffic control as repairs to damage from winter storms continues at various locations.
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Northbound / Southbound 1 Full Closure
From South end of Limekiln Creek Bridge to Lucia
Due to Slide Removal
No estimated time for reopening of closure.
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Last updated: 06/29/2023 5:26pm
The park features breathtaking views of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the rugged Big Sur coastline, in addition to redwood forests and the cultural history of limekilns.
Camping Reservations for Limekiln State Park can be made up to 6 months in advance by visiting Reserve California at www.reservecalifornia.com
The park is 56 miles south of Carmel, off Highway One; two miles south of Lucia.
The weather can be changeable. Layered clothing is advised.
One RV site with full hookups. 25’ recommended maximum due to Highway access, no pull-through. Approximately 1 hour north of Cambria. The site is located near the beach and entrance to the park. There is a ~30 site campground and limited day use parking. Duties vary and can include camp checks, firewood sales, kiosk operation, and interpretation. Hosting opportunities available year-round.
For more information about camp hosting at Pfeiffer Big Sur, Andrew Molera, and Limekiln State Parks, please contact Mary.Hunt@parks.ca.gov.