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Very Nice Park

Enjoyed hike to the waterfall and to the Lime Kilns. Walking among the Redwoods is always awesome... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Earl C
St. George, Utah
Great short hikes

We did these 3 small hikes at the end of another hiking day - nicely shaded, very tranquil and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Middlebury, Vermont
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Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed hike to the waterfall and to the Lime Kilns. Walking among the Redwoods is always awesome. Restrooms very dirty and not kept up, but the hikes are very nice. Campground is great for tent camping but sites are close to one another.

1  Thank Earl C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nope State park that’s operated by a private vendor—- they do Not accept any state/ national passes! They charge $10 for day use. The short road to toll booth is potholed and rutted unlike the other parks I visited in big sur operated by the...More

2  Thank Summerasalifestyle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did these 3 small hikes at the end of another hiking day - nicely shaded, very tranquil and beautiful park. Understated but nice easy trails for a simple hike.

Thank VTwelltravelled
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small campground with some sweet cozy sites - but you must pick in advance. It can be hard to get a real feel for the sites on the website so you may want to call and speak to Marla & Will- the camp hosts....More

1  Thank lissainhull
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The trails are so beautiful! Walking through the redwoods was just so peaceful and exactly what we needed to experience Big Sur. Definitely a good place with easy hikes for families!

1  Thank samanthaa984
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We have been to this park several times before bridges were built to the limekilns. The bridges are great. However, there are no bridges to the waterfalls but rock hopping and timber crossings. It would be nice to have a historical plaque at the limekilns....More

Thank Liza W
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Loves this place. the short hike was great and easy to do. Parking was pretty easy but we arrive late in the day. After the hike we went to the beach each under the bridge which was equally beautiful. Only wish i had packed a...More

Thank Troy808
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Outstanding camping and wonderful beach. Friend and I got a wonderful campsite right beside the noisy stream (late Sept.) that drowned out all other campground sounds and made for a delightful sleep. The nearby beach was a delight in the afternoon and at sunset. One...More

Thank Baywalk827
Reviewed September 26, 2018

This is primarily a campground and would be a fantastic place to camp, but we just came in to day hike. There are a total of 3 miles of trails, all through dense second growth redwoods and they all are next to a rushing stream....More

1  Thank 645lisa
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Three short hikes that offer different experiences. We took all three and really enjoyed each. Mostly shady with a babbling brook running along trails.

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May 17, 2018|
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Response from Robert B | Reviewed this property |
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January 4, 2018|
Response from tammythetypist | Reviewed this property |
You can reserve online or call 800-444-7275. I would say minimum of three months ahead maybe earlier than that. It is a cozy small campground. But there are many state campgrounds in this region
Lisa R
October 15, 2017|
Response from tammythetypist | Reviewed this property |
There were additional (6) parking spots in front of the shower area. It would be best to call the campground, because there is definitely no parking on highway 1 or anywhere outside of the campground close by.