Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park


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Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park


Location:26 miles south of Carmel on Highway 1.
Facilities:Family and group campsites; lodge with 61 guest rooms, conference center, meeting rooms, cafe, and grocery store; picnic areas, hiking trails, self-guided nature trail (é).
Activities:Camping, hiking, swimming.
Special Features:Park features redwoods, conifers, oaks, open meadows and great views of the Pacific and Big Sur gorge.
Address:c/o Monterey District Office
2211 Garden Rd
Monterey, CA 93940

Phone:831-667-2315
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=570
Size: 1,107 acres.

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Reserve a spot at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park (parks.ca.gov), but before you check in, stop by the revamped Ventana Big Sur (ventanabigsur.com) to grab a chic lunch and a glass of wine at The Sur House restaurant.
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. In the same year, "the crown jewel of the California Park System" was created when the heirs of Alexander Allen sold 1,300 acres on Carmel Bay to the Point Lobos State Reserve.
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.
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. Plenty of redwood-shaded picnic space and trails that lead to swimming holes; try the 1.5-mile round-trip Pfeiffer Falls Trail.
INFO: Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park ($8 per vehicle; off State 1, about 31 miles south of Monterey; www.parks.ca.gov or 831/667-2315)
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. Prime spot for picnics and hikes in the redwoods and along cascading creeks.
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, 667-2315: 217 sites; $6 per site, plus $2.25 reservation fee for first night.