Big Sur, California

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

Big Sur, California



Big Sur, California
Phone: (831) 667-2315

Sites: 218
Recent Rate: $35 3/2015

Latitude: 36.2527512239717
Longitude: -121.787094391602

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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 ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
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 ?
  • 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
Amenities
  • 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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

10 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Vic and Marsha

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park with a variety of sites. There are creek side sites, but they did not seem to be worth the extra charge. Beautifully forested, with good hiking trails. Rangers at the entrance were very friendly. We would return. We camped at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Look into the mineral hot tub baths open to the public at Esalen Institute. An amazing experience. Check out the Henry Miller Library/Bookstore.

      Value

      Service

      Campsite

      Cleanliness

Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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cherryalmond

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Lovely park. We visited in March so not all the camp sites were open. We got the last spot as this is a really popular park. The sites are between the trees so there is a degree of privacy between sites. Our site felt wide and there was a table and fire pit behind our RV. There is a creek that runs by with beautiful clear water. The restrooms were as one would expect from a state park, basic, but clean. There were flush toilets. There is also a small shop at the entrance plus you can buy firewood. We camped at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park in a Motorhome.

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Monaire Corporati

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We weren't that impressed with the Rangers. On entry there was no information given about the need to purchase shower tokens and when I bought a trail map I wasn't told of the trails that were closed due to the Dec fires. RV camping is limited in the park. We had site #180 on the main loop - don't expect to be amongst the redwoods. There is a one way system that directs traffic the wrong way. Every RV was having to enter and leave the "wrong" way. We advised the Ranger whose response was "oh well that's camping". It would be very easy to change the one way and would have saved some people terrible parking problems. The best RV sties, which are amongst the Redwoods, are 138, 140 (the best) and 141 on the main loop. The shower tokens are $1 for 5 mins (beware...more like 4 mins) and the fixed temperature is reasonably warm. But, because the shower head (in the ladies) is so high (7') it is a cool mist by the time it hits you. We camped at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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ustractorsales

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

$35 for regular site (RV and Tent same price), on the river $50. Dry camping only with free dump station at the entrance. A really nice state park. Sites are close together. Friendly staff and rangers. Laundry and showers pretty clean considering the amount of people using them. We camped at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park in a Motorhome.

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b&k

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a great park to stay in. Beautiful redwood trees and a river running through the park. Great hiking trails but dogs are not allowed on them. Quiet at night and you could here the river. Some spots were close together and with kids it could get noisy during the day. Would stay here again. We camped at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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DewDropInn

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Parts of the campground have some very nice sites located in the older growth woods, but seem to be mostly sized for tents or small campers. Our site 159, did accommodate our 32 footer, but was basically a gravel pull-in lot with no appeal. Not worth the rate charged compared to other places we have stayed. One section of the campground is closed due to a landslide. Newer bathrooms/showers look nice but were far from our site. Did not check out the older ones. We camped at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park in a Motorhome.

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DRVer

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2009
Overall Rating:      

This park (camping and day use) is closed and will be for a minimum of several more months due to a fire last year. Pfeiffer Falls and all hiking trails in the area are also closed. (I did not stay at the park since it is closed, and the 1 rating is only to alert you not to go to this park without confirming it is re-opened.) We camped at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park in a Motorhome.

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Frugal Bungler

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2008 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

I really liked this park and its easy to see why it is so popular. Seems really tight for larger rigs but for smaller units what a jewel. The wifi only works close to the concession store. We camped at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park in a Motorhome.

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artiemeek

Review Count: 80
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2008 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Paved interior roads. Each site has picnic table and fire ring. Water spigots throughout campground. Most spots in dense shade. Campground store with laundry facilities though now store open only on Friday and Saturday. Many spaces far apart allowing for lots of privacy. Only a few spaces have asphalt pads for parking rig and most spaces require some leveling. Interior roads good for hiking and bike riding. Wi-Fi available from AT&T at $7.99 day. Information says should be 150-200 feet from Visitor Center. I got Excellent signal morning after arriving and paid fee and logged on, though far away from Visitor Center. Log-on lasted for about six hours and could never reconnect. Some of smaller spaces designated for tents though tents are also allowed in spaces designated for motorhomes. Restrooms throughout campground ranging from fairly modern to rustic that appears to be a throwback to bygone years. When there about 50% occupied and very quite and peaceful. We camped at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park in a Motorhome.

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aaisham

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2008 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Would recommend. Can be cool and damp. Lots of shade. We camped at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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