Garrapata State Park


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Garrapata State Park


Location:On Highway 1, 6.5 miles south of Rio Road in Carmel (18 miles north of Big Sur).
Facilities:Hiking trails.
Activities:Fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:Park includes two miles of beachfront and features diverse coastal vegetation, with trails running from ocean beaches into dense redwood groves. Sea lions, harbor seals, and sea otters frequent the coastal waters, and California gray whales pass close by during their yearly migration.
Address:c/o Monterey District Office
2211 Garden Rd
Monterey, CA 93940

Phone:831-624-4909
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=579
Size: 2,940 acres.

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The Soberanes Fire began on July 22 and was sparked by an illegal, unattended camp fire in a section in Garrapata State Park that was closed to camping, the US Forest Service said on Tuesday.
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said the fire five miles south of Garrapata State Park posed a threat to around 1,000 homes and the community of Palo Colorado was evacuated.
The blaze 5 miles South of Garrapata State Park posed a threat to about 1,000 homes and the community of Palo Colorado was ordered evacuated, Cal Fire said.
WHERE: Garrapata State Park is 9 miles south of Carmel on State 1.
This disposal site is almost entirely within Garrapata State Park, and a cooperative agreement was drawn up to divide the work between Caltrans and the Department of Parks and Recreation.
Garrapata State Park and Soberanes State Park remain open; Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Andrew Molera State Park and Pfeiffer-Big Sur State Park are closed.
The name lives on in Garrapata Creek, and in the nearby coast and hills set aside as Garrapata State Park.
Nearby Garrapata State Park is largely underdeveloped and little visited (much of its 2,750 acres stretch up the mountain east of State Highway 1 and are inaccessible).