Kirk Creek Campground

Los Padres National Forest

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64955 California 1 Big Sur, CA 93920 831-385-5434 805-961-5778 Reservations: 877-444-6777 Official Website

GPS: 35.9899, -121.4952

Last Price Paid: $39
Number of Sites: 33
Pad Type: asphalt
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 157 ft
Max Stay: 14
Max Length: 30 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

12 people have reviewed this location.

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airstream_chicago
Chicago, IL 19' Airstream Flying Cloud
37 reviews
Nightly rate: $39
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 21

airstream_chicago would stay here again

“The campground you dream of”

Reviewed May 06, 2019

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Kirk Creek is the kind of campground you picture when you buy your rig. A beautiful site on a cliff over the ocean with stunning views of the rugged Big Sur coastline. The sounds of the waves crashing are amazing and drowns out almost all the noise of other campers. We made a big deal about getting a site directly on the ocean, b... more

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Hep
CA
2 reviews
Nightly rate: $43
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 19

Hep would stay here again

“AMAZING CAMPGROUND”

Reviewed Apr 12, 2019

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I've had my eye on visiting Kirk Creek for over a year, but it is usually booked solid for six months out. Just by chance I checked their reservations website and a single night had opened up during my son's spring break so I jumped on it. Although we live in the Bay Area, I was willing to make the three hour drive to see if the real t... more

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Stanley Sokolow would stay here again

“Beautiful view, but be prepared for very unlevel RV sites.”

Reviewed Apr 10, 2019

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The site I signed up for was extremely out-of-level, which is a problem for RVs with refrigerators that run off of propane. They have to be level within a few degrees or they won't cool. I used all of my leveling blocks and still I wasn't level within the tolerance of the refrigerator. So, when someone left a different site, I asked... more

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Nightly rate: $35
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 19
“Always one of our favorites”

Reviewed Apr 10, 2019

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We have been coming here since 1998 and it has always been one of our favorites. It used to be all First Come First Serve which was nice but since it was on the cover of Sunset Magazine as one of the 10 Best Campgrounds more people know about it and it's gone to advance reservation. If you can't get a reservation here when you want i... more

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Nightly rate: $35
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 11, 19, 27, 32

Explore.Something.New would stay here again

“Our happy place ”

Reviewed Apr 03, 2019

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We were here in March. This was our third time staying here and we hope to make it a yearly destination. Completely off grid. Amazing views. Listening to the waves. It’s the reset we all need sometimes. Some of the sites aren’t very level or you have to come in at an odd angle but they are all very well maintained. The hosts we... more

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Nightly rate: $35
Days stayed: 2

Brian Lawler would stay here again

“Wonderful, sometimes very windy”

Reviewed Oct 17, 2018

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Kirk Creek is fabulous, yet, we prefer another site just north at Plaskett Creek, which is on the other side of the highway (away from the ocean), but it's sheltered by cypress trees.

The campsites at Placket Creek are gorgeous. There is a beautiful sandy beach below, and trails galore.

Both are great places to camp!

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85 reviews
Nightly rate: $35
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: 17

Vicaribus would stay here again

“Five star review even with no cell service for miles- it’s that good”

Reviewed Oct 15, 2018

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The views are amazing. The campground is well manicured with bushes separately sites and nice green lawn like areas to hang out in on each site. Also sites are huge- if this was a typical RV park about 4 rigs would fit between each site. There is no cell service, no hook ups and no water available- but we knew that so none of that ... more

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Nightly rate: $45
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 19

Reviewed Aug 29, 2018

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This was the worst camping experience I have ever had. We couldn't find any flat space on the campsite to put the tent, there were holes and bumps litteraly everywhere (site 19). Plus, they don't let you make fire. We had absolutely nothing to eat but raw meat and bread. I've been to a lot of campgrounds this summer in California and... more

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S+D
25' Lance 1995
44 reviews
Nightly rate: $35
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 2a

S+D would stay here again

“Wanted to stay forever ”

Reviewed Nov 20, 2017

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I have wanted to camp here ever since traveling out west for the first time eight years ago. We finally made it happen and wish we could have stayed indefinitely. Make sure to fill up with gas before heading to the campground. Hwy 1 is currently open from the north but closed from the south. There are literally "road ends" barricades u... more

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Tin Shack
CA 28' Airstream Safari 2015 GMC Denali 2500HD
32 reviews
Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 0
Site Number: 17

Tin Shack would stay here again

“Spectacular”

Reviewed Dec 17, 2015

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One of the top ten on my camping list and I've stayed here many times. Spectacular views from just about any site. The vibe here is totally worth any negatives. The campground is small and can get busy, and it's in the middle of nowhere sandwiched on a bluff between the ocean and a twisty cliff-side highway. No cell service, no paypho... more

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • fishing
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • recycle
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
Pets:
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