- 1 What should I pack for Big Sur?
- 2 Can you camp in Big Sur without a reservation?
- 3 Do you need permits for Big Sur?
- 4 Is it safe to camp in Big Sur?
- 5 How many days do I need in Big Sur?
- 6 Do you need hiking boots for Big Sur?
- 7 Can I sleep in my car in Big Sur?
- 8 Can you camp on the side of the road in Big Sur?
- 9 How much does it cost to camp in Big Sur?
- 10 Where can I elope in Big Sur without a permit?
- 11 Is Big Sur open for day use?
- 12 Is there a fire in Big Sur?
- 13 Is Big Sur Open 2020?
- 14 Is Big Sur crowded?
- 15 Why is Big Sur so popular?
What should I pack for Big Sur?
We recommend the following:
- One pair shorts/leggings for hiking during the day.
- One pair warm long pants for hanging around camp at night.
- Two tanks/short-sleeved shirts (one to hike in, one for sleeping)
- One lightweight long-sleeved shirt for warmth in the evening.
- Fleece or down jacket for warmth.
Can you camp in Big Sur without a reservation?
If you end up without a camping reservation in Big Sur… Your best bet is the San Simeon Creek Campground to the south, which has 115 campsites. This one is located near Hearst Castle where you can book a tour.
Do you need permits for Big Sur?
Unlike California’s national parks or the Eastern Sierra Mountains, Big Sur does not yet require permits for intrepid hikers looking to spend a night among the big trees and stunning ocean vistas. With only one main road into and out of Big Sur retains its rugged remoteness.
Is it safe to camp in Big Sur?
After the Big Sur mudslides in 2017 that forced road closures further south on Highway 1, camping was made illegal along Nacimiento-Ferguson Road. The official word from the Forest Service was that the camping along the road is forbidden until August 19th, 2020.
How many days do I need in Big Sur?
Don’t rush it. This is an incredibly scenic drive and there are plenty of places to stop along the way. You could do Big Sur in a day or the entire California coast in 2-3 days if you really wanted to, but it will be much more enjoyable if you do it slowly.
Do you need hiking boots for Big Sur?
Finally, you are going to want to bring along your hiking boots as there’s a ton of Big Sur ground to cover. The trails here are truly something remarkable, so don’t miss out on the best by not packing appropriate shoes!
Can I sleep in my car in Big Sur?
Hwy 1 through Big Sur is a remote area, so the highway patrol can only monitor the road so much – its not like they can just pass by various sections on their way to somewhere else. So, yes, it is possible to sleep in your car and not get caught. If you are caught, at the very least you will be told to move along.
Can you camp on the side of the road in Big Sur?
Several national parks allow visitors to camp for free along the forest service roads, provided you follow basic guidelines. The southern part of the forest has some of the best camping in Big Sur, but some of the roads we most recommend are Los Burros Road, Plaskett Ridge Road, and Nacimiento-Ferguson Road.
How much does it cost to camp in Big Sur?
CAMPING FEES: $35/ night for a standard campsite at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. $50/ night for a premium campsite at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. $30/night for an environmenal campsite at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.
Where can I elope in Big Sur without a permit?
Where to Elope in Big Sur
- Pfeiffer Beach. If you’re looking for a space that doesn’t require a permit to elope, then Pfeiffer beach is your best bet.
- Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.
- Garrapata State Park.
- Andrew Molera State Park.
- Ventana Big Sur.
- Limekiln State Park.
- Glen Oaks Big Sur.
Is Big Sur open for day use?
The park is open to day use visitors from 8 a.m. to sunset. The entrance station opens at 8:00 a.m. and closing times vary. When the entrance station is closed, visitors are required to pay camping and day use fees by following the self-registration instructions.
Is there a fire in Big Sur?
Firefighters have made so much progress on a wildfire that has burned 2,877 acres of remote wilderness in the Big Sur back country that all evacuation orders and warnings were lifted Monday night. “But within a week, the firefighters were able to get it under control. It was an extremely big relief.”
Is Big Sur Open 2020?
Big Sur Multi-Agency Visitor Center: (831) 667-2315, open daily 9:00am – 4:00pm. Open for walk in visitation and phone calls. Contact www.recreation.gov to make or cancel a camping reservation or call 1-877-444-6777.
Is Big Sur crowded?
At certain times of the year, Big Sur can become overwhelmingly crowded. Certain destinations in Big Sur become even more so overwhelmingly crowded. If the destinations below are overcrowded, consider bypassing them, and visiting the many other beautiful – and not as crowded – places in Big Sur.
Why is Big Sur so popular?
Big Sur is renowned worldwide for its natural features and relatively pristine scenery. It is rated among the top 35 tourist destinations in the world. The Big Sur coast has been called the “longest and most scenic stretch of undeveloped coastline in the [contiguous] United States.”