Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 81%Green Travelers
- 68%Adventure Travelers
- 68%Family Travelers
- 62%Spiritual Seekers
- 51%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (18)
- Pfeiffer Big Sur State ParkMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersGreen Travelers+ 1Sep 30, 2013
Possibly California's perfect park. Pfeiffer Big Sur has a little of everything you might want from a California wilderness experience - giant redwoods, dramatic Pacific coastline, both easy access and rugged backcountry trails, log cabin lodge facilities with nearby mountain restaurants & shops, and a clear water river with swimming holes and river-side camp sites. Wedged between protected Pacific waters and the extensive Ventana Wilderness, this spot is unique in providing easy coastal access to truly wild country. Local denizens include sea otters, sea lions, harbor seal, coyotes, mountain lion, rattlesnakes, black-tail deer and even the magnificent California condor! It's amazing so much can be in one spot - truly one of America's natural treasures.
- Pfeiffer Big Sur State ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Oct 25, 2013
This is an absoulutely wonderful campground in Big Sur, complete with barbecue pits, redwood forests, river with swimming holes, and hiking trails. It fills up fast so definitely make reservations, and I recommend getting a site alongside the river - falling asleep to the sounds of the water is one of the best parts of a stay here.
- Pfeiffer Big Sur State ParkOct 19, 2013
So, you're driving through Big Sur. You might think that there's "no there, there." But turn off into this state park and you'll discover black-dirt hiking trails through the redwoods, a riverside campground and a retro lodge with a general store that's a great place for unusual souvenirs and most importantly, ice cream treats!
- Pfeiffer Big Sur State ParkMay 19, 2013
Big Sur is an over hour-long drive of a spectacular piece of California coastline that has largely avoided urbanization. Largely protected as National Forest and State Park, you can find Redwoods, jade and the occasional restaurant overlooking breathtaking vistas.
- Pfeiffer Big Sur State ParkApr 02, 2013
camping on the beach... bring a good sleeping bag. it can get chilly on the coast at night. about 2hrs south, the drive is classic CA Pacific Coast Highway and you pass thru Monterey and Carmel on the way. If you have the time, take 17 mile drive.
- Pfeiffer Big Sur State ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 1Sep 27, 2012
I love Pfeiffer State Park. With a bit of a hike you're rewarded with a beautiful beach. There might be some surfers out there, but it's otherwise uncrowded since many people won't make the effort.