Pfeiffer Big Sur SP

State Park

Park Alert:

Due to dangerous conditions resulting from the Pfeiffer Fire, a partial closure order is in effect. All areas within the park west of Highway One are closed to the public. This includes the Buzzard's Roost Trail, Group Camp sites A and B, Liewald Flat, and the Tosh Meadow located adjacent to Fernwood Resort. All members of the public found within these areas will be issued criminal citations. The Campground, Pfeiffer Falls/Valley View Trail, and Big Sur Lodge remain open. We will update this webpage when changes are made. Thank you for your understanding.

This beautiful park features redwoods, conifers, oaks, sycamores, cottonwoods, maples, alders and willows - plus open meadows. Wildlife includes black-tail deer, gray squirrels, raccoons, skunks, and birds, such as water ouzels and belted kingfishers. Hikers can enjoy the many scenic trails, including a self-guided nature trail.  Some campsites are along the Big Sur River. Big Sur Lodge is located in the park .The lodge has 61 guest rooms, a conference center, cafe, and a grocery store. Meeting rooms have space for groups of 10 to 125. Other rooms are available for smaller meetings and workshops, some with fireplaces and kitchens.

The park is located 26 miles south of Carmel on Highway 1.

Seasons/Climate/Recommended Clothing
The weather can be changeable. Layered clothing is advised.

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·Park Information

  • Hours of Operation:

    Open 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset.

  • Park Office Telephone:

    (831) 667-2315

  • Region

    Central Coast



  • Max Camper Length:

    32 Feet

    Max Trailer Length

    27 Feet

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Big Sur Lodge

Special Events and School Groups


Operating Hours

Open 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset.


Big Sur Lodge
47225 Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Big Sur Station #1
47555 Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920

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