The fire threat has prompted the closure of several popular California campgrounds and recreation areas along the northern end of the Big Sur coastline, including Point Lobos State Natural Reserve and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Our stop that night was in Big Sur Lodges in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
, where we did a two-mile walk through giant redwoods up to Valley View.
William Colby, a Big Sur resident and the second president (after John Muir) of the Sierra Club, encouraged the Pfeiffers to sell 500 acres at below-market price to the state parks system, leading to the creation (after several name changes) of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.
All these objectives, moreover, would be implemented without turning the land over to any governmental agency, although the plan did call for expansion of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park by an impressive 5,000 acres.
It is the Big Sur Lodge, housed on the grounds of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
The Monterey County Board of Supervisors upheld an appeal by Friends of the Big Sur Coast yesterday with respect to an after-the-fact permit issued by county planning for a project to remove over 4,500 trees in Julia Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
COSTS: A day use fee of $3 is assessed per vehicle entering Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park has 218 campsites, ideally situated in a redwood grove along a creek.
When you finally turn in at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
, it feels like you've entered an enchanted wilderness.
The sanctuary group gained its reputation and the opportunity to work with condors by successfully releasing 66 bald eagles over nine years from their remote site south of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Campers should also try Limekiln State Park (677-2403) or Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
, 667-2315: 217 sites; $6 per site, plus $2.