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Much of Big Sur is wilderness but it is riddled with excellent campgrounds and wonderful places to camp. I personally have done a lot of camping in Big Sur and on these pages I have taken the confusion and guesswork out of choosing the right place to camp and finding the best campgrounds out of the many…


To truly appreciate Big Sur you need to park your car get out hike around on it and lay in it, play in it, get it all over you! Camping is the best way to really “experience” Big Sur and you will find on these pages the best places to camp, North, South or Central you will be presented with the BEST places to camp.

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Best Campgrounds on the NORTH end of the Scenic Big Sur Pacific Coast Highway

click this photo of thebeach at Andrew Molera State Park to learn more about the best campgrounds at the northern end of the Big Sur
nice beach at Andrew Molera State Park
Campgrounds at the north end of Scenic Big Sur PCH have something for everyone: Whether you are a young single or an older couple looking for a rough backcountry adventure or a big family looking for a fun camping holiday the northern end of the scenic Big Sur Pacific Coast Highway 1 there is a flavor of campground to suit you… here they are check out the best places to camp in the NORTH…

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The Soberanse fire was started by an illegal campfire !!! DO BE CAREFUL! !! follow the rules, regulations and thank goodness fire restrictions were lowered from IV to Level II (11/29/16) so you can have campfires and barbecues in designated areas ...Notice of November 19, 2016, Los Padres National Forest fire restrictions dropped to Level II Fire Restrictions; campfires and charcoal fires allowed in designated Campfire Use Sites: outside the sites no campfires, no charcoal fires, portable stoves and lanterns require fire permit to name a few; click for the complete current restrictions, regulations and requirements.
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The Best Campgrounds are in Central Scenic Big Sur

Photograph of a ocean view campsite at Kirk Creek campground; click this Kirk Creek campground picture to learn more about the best campgrounds near central the Big Sur
ocean view campsite at Kirk Creek
Central Big Sur has the biggest and the best campgrounds. If you are looking to see the ancient redwoods and experience the peace and tranquility that can only be found by a stream in the deep shade of the redwood forest then you will find it here. If you want a wild outdoor adventure on the rugged California coast by the big blue Pacific that Big Sur campground to provide it is here…
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Best Campgrounds on the SOUTH end of the Scenic Big Sur Pacific Coast Highway

click this photo of a Treebones Yurt to learn more about the best campgrounds at the southern end of the Big Sur.
"Glamping" in a Yurt at Treebones
Looking for more than a back to nature outdoor camping experience? If you are looking for more from your vacation than sleeping in a tent and s’mores than you may want to camp at one of these closer to civilization campgrounds at the southern end of the Scenic Big Sur California Coast Highway. How about scoring a fresh rib stake from the supermarket in close by Cambria and do some souvenir gift shopping while you are there; or skip cooking and do some fine dining at one of the many local restaurants; or visit the Elephant Seal rookery and take a tour of Hearst Castle…

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