Kirk Creek Campground


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
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-ocean Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

6 Reviews

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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: - $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

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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $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: 423
States Visited: 49
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: - $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: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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: - $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: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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