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 here in a Travel Trailer.
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 here in a Motorhome.
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 here in a Travel Trailer.
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 here in a Travel Trailer.
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 here in a Motorhome.