Contact Number

  • (831) 667-2997

Park Accessibility Information

Park Hours

  • 8:00 am to sunset
    Limekiln SP entrance gate closes at sunset.  Campers arriving late should contact Limekiln kiosk.


Park Activities

Dogs not allowed beyond day-use parking lot.
Beach Area
Hiking Trails

Park Facilities

Trailer: 15 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: 24 Feet
Family Campsites
Primitive Camping
RV Access
Restrooms / Showers
Outdoor Showers
Drinking Water Available

Park Directions

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The park is 56 miles south of Carmel at Hwy 1 mile marker 20.95, 2 miles south of Lucia. The park entrance road is at the south end of the bridge over Limekiln Creek.

Paul's Slide 12.7.23
PAUL'S SLIDE December 7, 2023


Northbound / Southbound 1 Full Closure

From 1 Mile South of Limekiln Creek to Lime Creek Bridge

Due to Slide Removal
No estimated time for reopening of closure.
Information courtesy of 

Last updated:05/17/2024Highway Closure Map


About Limekiln State Park

Limekiln SP

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 

The park is 56 miles south of Carmel, off Highway One; two miles south of Lucia.

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

Seeking Volunteer Campground Hosts

VIPP logoOne 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  .