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Kirk Creek Campground

KIRK CREEK CAMPGROUND: Located on an open bluff, 100 feet above sea level, this campground is open all year, located on an open bluff 100 feet above the ocean, just off Highway one in the Los Padres National Forest. There are 33 campsites, and tent sites are available as well. Along with a lovely view of Los Padres National Forest, there is access to the beach and each of Kirk Creek’s 33 sites has a view of the ocean and the spectacular Big Sur Coast. With a generous 2-week potential, the plausibility for exploring the 75 miles of untamed Big Sur Coastline is doable. Kirk Creek is an excellent place to camp and see the sites. It is a wonderful place to experience both the beauty of the land and sea.

This is a first come, first serve campground and no reservations are accepted. There is also a restriction on RVs; they cannot exceed 30 feet in length. There is a 14-day maximum stay period and the fees are $18.00 per night, per site, 6-8 people per site. Bicycle or walk-in/tent camping $5.00 per night.

CLIMATE: Mild climates, occasional marine layers to sun; clothes layering advised.

  • Hiking
  • Backpacking
  • Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Beach access
  • Campfire rings and grills
  • Scenic views
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Vicente Flat Trail
  • Ventana Wilderness
  • Dogs allowed with leashes on all trails, beaches and in the campground

HELPFUL HINTS: Nearest store is in Lucia and there is a high volume of Poison Oak on the trails

Forest Route 4004/Southern boundary of Ventana Wilderness, leading to the Nacimiento Summit.
Ventana Wilderness
Santa Lucia Mountains
Cuesta Ridge/eight miles of narrow Forest land by trail
Rose Valley Lakes/great fishing
Plaskett Creek Campgrounds

by: Carla Iacovetti
©2006Carla Iacovetti