Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground

97%
Recommendation based
on 357 responses

About Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground

Description

Take in the beautiful Big Sur coastal views at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. With ample shade provided by Redwood and Sycamore trees, an 80-foot waterfall that flows from granite cliffs into the ocean, and panoramic views of the coastline, this is definitely your spot for amazing Big Sur camping. Despite the large campground (172 sites), there’s still room to find space for Read more...

Take in the beautiful Big Sur coastal views at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. With ample shade provided by Redwood and Sycamore trees, an 80-foot waterfall that flows from granite cliffs into the ocean, and panoramic views of the coastline, this is definitely your spot for amazing Big Sur camping.
Despite the large campground (172 sites), there’s still room to find space for yourself. This campground is diverse with each loop providing a different landscape. If you want to be closest to the river, sites 171-189 are the best. If being shaded under big trees is more your thing, then check out sites 1-21. There are also 2 group sites if you’re with a big crew or maybe a family gathering. Regardless, you can’t really go wrong at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground.

Fires are allowed
Potable water is available
Pets are allowed
  • Listing type: Public
  • No. of sites: 174
  • Phone: (831) 667-2315
  • Accessible by: Drive
  • Accommodation: Tent Only, Tent, Vehicles & RVs

The vibe at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground

Jim S.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Jim S.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Jim S.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Jim S.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Sarah V.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Sarah V.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Ezekiel G.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Clara A.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Kiran U.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Kiran U.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Kiran U.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Nate K.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Nate K.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Nate K.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Amanda K.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Amanda K.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Anna K.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Briana K.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Hipcamp Staff's photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Hipcamp Staff's photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Hipcamp Staff's photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Hipcamp Staff's photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Hipcamp Staff's photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Kylie T.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Ezekiel G.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Ezekiel G.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Ezekiel G.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Ezekiel G.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Ezekiel G.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Ezekiel G.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Pierre A.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Donna F.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Brooke N.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Brooke N.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Brooke N.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Ashley J.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Ashley J.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Ashley J.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Ashley J.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Ashley J.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Corina Rose B.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Corina Rose B.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Corina Rose B.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Corina Rose B.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Corina Rose B.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Corina Rose B.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Katie D.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Mikey M.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Leah C.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Leah C.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Leah C.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Leah C.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Nikki N.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Ryan And Bernadette M.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Nathan D.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Nathan D.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Nathan D.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Nathan D.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Nathan D.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Nathan D.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Kerry G.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Kerry G.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Kerry G.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Sully V.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Taylor R.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Taylor R.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Savannah B.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Monica H.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Monica H.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Monica H.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Stacy D.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Kristin O.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Kristin O.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Kristin O.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Kristin O.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Stephanie O.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Stephanie O.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Stephanie O.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Jesse S.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Jesse S.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Ivy G.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Glenn R.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Glenn R.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Glenn R.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Glenn R.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Glenn R.'s photo at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
750
No one? Bueller? Sharing is caring, y'all.
Drop some Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground knowledge on us.
Hipcamper Nate

We stayed at campsite 177 based on Sarah's recommendation and loved it. Right on the river, and within a stones throw to the bathrooms. I would definitely check out the Valley View Trail nearby.

Helpful 14
Helpful 14
Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Sarah

I loved this campground! Redwoods are everywhere and the river sites (171-179) were great. I was also envious of campers in the 140s sites that many were among a forest of Redwoods.

Helpful 11
Helpful 11
Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Briana

A wonderful campground that's beginning to become much more popular. We camp annually and have to book/reserve our favorite site 6 months in advance. Great trails that you can walk to from the campground and wonderful hikes just a short drive away (10-20 min.)

Helpful 1
Helpful 1
Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Brooke

AMAZING Campsite. Not the most private, but located on a river. We had site 052 (off the river) and it was great for 3 tents (6 people, 2 dogs). It's only a few miles from Pfieffer Beach. There's not a fire ban, which is great. Lots of families, noisy(ish) on weekend nights.

Helpful 1
Helpful 1
Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Peter

Located 26 miles south of Carmel, touring bicyclists and hike-in's will find a pleasant group campsite for $5 nightly. It features 5 separate tent areas, although room for another tent is ALWAYS assured. Nearby restrooms and showers. Great hikes, great bike rides. Temperatures are much warmer than on the coast (6 miles north on HWY 1). A hidden tour is the Big Sur Lighthouse (limited tours) about 8 miles north.

Helpful 1
Helpful 1
Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Stef

Definitely book this spot in advance! Deep in the heart of the Redwoods, this car side camping was a blast for myself and 3 friends. The site was clean and quiet with minimal wildlife interaction. One of my friends (no camping experience) said that she felt so comfortable camping she would definitely do it again while my other friend (moderate experience) said she wished it was alittle more private and authentic camping feeling. This spot is a great balance for all experience campers who want to wake up under the canopy of redwoods.

Helpful 1
Helpful 1
Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Mikey

We stayed in site 129, right across the street from the bathhouse and backs up to the river. The park is beautiful and the facilities are very clean and well maintained. Make sure to bring $1 bills for the show since the cost $1 for a 3-4 minute shower. If you forget or run out of beer the lodge gift shop has a good selection to offer.

Do yourself a favor and make sure to check out Big Sur Bakery on HWY 1!!!

Helpful 1
Helpful 1
Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Jonathan

Great spot in the midst of old-growth redwood groves soaring beside the Big Sur river. This spot is ideal for its proximity to famed Big Sur trailheads and Pfeiffer State Beach.

Helpful 0
Helpful 0
Remove vote :(
Park
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
State
California
Phone Number
(831) 667-2315
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
View Website
Coordinates
36.246° N, 121.78° W
Unknown price
Tent Only: 44 Sites
Unknown price
Tent Only - Group: 4 Sites
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 123 Sites