pfeiffer big sur state park campground

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campground

47555 Hwy. 1
Big Sur, California 93920
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Local Phone: (831) 667-2315

Reserve six months before your preferred date to secure a site nestled in the pines and redwoods at this ideally located campground in Big Sur. The 1,000-acre park has more than 200 sites, some snugged against the Big Sur River. Showers and flush toilets are provided, and there's ample room to walk your dog even without going on dog-restricted trails.

And fear not: Hundreds of miles of trails in the neighboring Ventana Wilderness are dog-friendly, as is glorious Pfeiffer Beach a few miles away.

Rates at this popular staging ground for Big Sur explorations vary and are among the highest in the state; expect to pay about $35 per night for a tent-only site.

Dog-friendly policies:

  • Other comments: Dogs must be on a maximum 6 foot leash and attended at all times. Dogs are not allowed on trails or in the Big Sur River Gorge.

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Big Sur, CA - Photo Credit: @karagivesback
Big Sur, CA - Photo Credit: @karagivesback
Last winter’s heavy rains were not kind to California’s 90-mile Big Sur Coast, most of which is in Monterey County. First the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge on Highway 1 washed out, cutting off access to all but foot or helicopter traffic south of Big Sur Station. Then one of the largest landslides in California history reshaped the southern portion of the coastline by dumping a mountain of debris 600 feet into the Pacific. The good news is that on Oct. 13, the rebuilt Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge opened 35 miles of coastline that had been cut off for eight months. more »
Dogs camping in Northern California
Brynn & Tyn. (CC) Mark Totten
We’re not claiming to be personally familiar with every campground in Northern California, but our experiences at these dog-friendly sites have been pawsitive enough to keep us coming back again and again. more »
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