8.7 Excellent
Big Sur, California

Kirk Creek Campground

Big Sur, California

Big Sur, California
Phone: (805) 434-1996

Sites: 33
Recent Rate: $25 10/2014

Latitude: 35.9899520262229
Longitude: -121.495227813721

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers no
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-ocean Waterfront Waterfront yes-ocean
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

6 Reviews

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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Location, location, location! Kirk Creek is a primitive campground with no running water, no internet or cell service, primitive toilets that weren't very clean and no amenities. But it is perched right on a bluff overlooking the Big Sur coast and nearly all the sites have ocean views. We loved it here and met many people who return often. There is a walk down to a very rocky small beach and some nice beaches are within a few miles. Limekiln State Park is a lovely little redwood canyon just a few miles north and they have fresh water to fill up containers if you need it (but you couldn't pull an RV into there to fill tanks, not enough room). This is one of the most spectacular settings we have ever camped in. Come with a full tank of fresh water and get ready to enjoy the coast. Note: some of the campsites on the second or third row actually have better ocean views than the first row along the bluff due to vegetation. We camped at Kirk Creek Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

The views from this spartan site are spectacular. You drive along Route 1 on a vertigo-inducing ride and frequent road closures, but if you get there, it's heaven on earth. There are no hookups. We parked in a fairly level gravel site. There is no potable water, no cellphone service, no cable TV, no Wi-Fi. The good news is that it lets you chill big time. The bad news is if you run out of electricity, water, or need a dump you are out of luck. The ranger who manages this site was helpful, but by accident we discovered the highway was to be closed the next day at 8-am because major bridge construction was underway. That forced us to get up at 5:45 am a day early in order to make it out of there by 7am. Not sure how often that happens but it pretty much put the kibosh on staying there any longer. We were told that to go south to get out, and resume going north again past the construction site, the trip would have taken us all the way to Salinas and back. It's remote in a very Big Big Sur way. We camped at Kirk Creek Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 475
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 31

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This national forest campground is set on a bluff above the coastline and has a fantastic view of this section of the Big Sur. Even though others has said this place is big rig friendly I would use caution. Most sites won't accommodate a big rig. My site was a gravel back-in and not level. A table and firepit at each site. Sites 15,17,19 and 21 have great ocean views. There are no utilities at the sites. No TV, Wi-Fi, or phone service available. Two buildings have restrooms and pay showers. There are water taps, but no potable water. Several trails: one to the beach and three climb through the hills on the other side of the highway. Normally I wouldn't rate this campground so high due to lack of utilities and services, but the location and views represent what is best of the Big Sur, and should not be missed. We camped at Kirk Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is a gem! Like no other I've ever stayed at. I believe they allow reservation for only 1/2 the sites, the rest are available on a first-come, first-served basis. It's worth planning your trip to arrive here in the morning as some are packing up to leave. Host very helpful. The "beach" is accessible by trail, but very rocky. Not suitable for swimming. Trail head for Ventana wilderness is across highway. We camped at Kirk Creek Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Even with no hookups, potable water, or any other amenity, I am rating this campground excellent because staying here was like experiencing a little bit of heaven itself. This has to be one of the most beautiful, peaceful places to stay. Located on a cliff overlooking the ocean on Old Hwy 1 just 28 miles south of Big Sur, every site has a spectacular view of the ocean and coastline. Check it out before you go. The highway is very narrow and winding along the coast and there are not many sites that can accommodate big rigs. We have a 25' trailer and handpicked our site on a visit before making our reservations. I cannot wait to go back! We camped at Kirk Creek Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2010 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this CG is a beautiful spot to stay on a trip along the coast. Kind of tight for big rigs and only a couple of suitable sights for them. No hookups, although water and flush toilets available. Reasonable rate for a beautiful spot to camp. No showers or hot water. Managed by a third-party, parks management company for the NFS. Loved staying here! We camped at Kirk Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

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