Camping in Kirk Creek Campground – Los Padress National Forest, CA

Kirk Creek Campground
Kirk Creek Campground is located on the west side of Hwy. 1 overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Kirk Creek Campground is situated on bluff with fantastic views of the Big Sur coastline. The sites are spacious and have a picnic table, fire ring and pedestal barbeque.

Kirk Creek Campground elevation is approximately 100ft. above sea level in the Los Padres National Forest. There is one trail providing beach access or you can drive 4 miles to Sand Dollar Beach, the largest sandy beach in the Big Sur area. It is a very popular spot for surfing, fishing (fishing permits are required for those over 16), swimming, exploring, sunbathing, etc. The beach is dog friendly as long as they are on a leash and they are cleaned up after.

Directly across the Hwy. from Kirk Creek campground is the Vicente Flats trailhead leading into the Ventana Wilderness. Within a short drive many trails can be accessed for hiking, backpacking, and bicycling, hunting and horseback riding. These trails offer a variety of experiences including water falls, groves of Redwood Trees, breathtaking views, meadows and streams. Bring plenty of water and familiarize yourself with Poison Oak as there is abundance in the area but it is easily identifiable. Kirk Creek has 37 sites each with a parking pad, picnic table, and fire ring and pedestal barbeque. There is water spigots located throughout the campground, but there is no water, sewer or electrical hookups. The sites can be used for tenting or RVers.

There is no dump station. All roads are paved and there are flush toilets and sinks in the restrooms. From November to February whales are migrating up or down the coast and sightings from the campground are frequent. The temperature is mild year round with the average in the winter being 64 degrees. October-May is a great time to visit whether you are tenting or RVing and offers fewer crowds.
2 car maximum per site at the campground.

Kirk Creek Campground


Things To Do:

  • Camping
  • Bike Riding
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Kayaking
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Picnicking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Kirk Creek Campground

Amenities:

  • BBQ Grills
  • Campground Host
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Flush Toilets
  • Iron Ranger
  • Paved Roads
  • Recycling Center
  • Restroom
  • Scenery
  • Store – Convenience
  • Table & Chairs
  • Water Spigot

Kirk Creek Campground

Near By:

  • Trailhead
  • Trails

Special Notes:
Plaskett Creek Campground will be closed effective October 11 2010 to October 31 2010, due to road resurfacing.
Closure for Kirk Creek Campground effective date October 11,2010 to October 31,2010 due to road resurfacing.
Located on the west side of Hwy. 1 overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this campground is situated on bluff with fantastic views of the Big Sur coastline. The sites are spacious and have a picnic table, fire ring and pedestal barbeque. The campground elevation is approx. 100ft. above sea level in the Los Padres National Forest. There is one trail providing beach access or you can drive 4 miles to Sand Dollar Beach, the largest sandy beach in the Big Sur area. It is a very popular spot for surfing, fishing (fishing permits are required for those over 16), swimming, exploring, sunbathing, etc. The beach is dog friendly as long as they are on a leash and they are cleaned up after. Directly across the Hwy. from Kirk Creek campground is the Vicente Flats trailhead leading into the Ventana Wilderness. Within a short drive many trails can be accessed for hiking, backpacking, and bicycling, hunting and horseback riding. These trails offer a variety of experiences including water falls, groves of Redwood Trees, breathtaking views, meadows and streams. Bring plenty of water and familiarize yourself with Poison Oak as there is abundance in the area but it is easily identifiable. Kirk Creek has 37 sites each with a parking pad, picnic table, and fire ring and pedestal barbeque. There is water spigots located throughout the campground, but there is no water, sewer or electrical hookups. The sites can be used for tenting or RVers. There is no dump station. All roads are paved and there are flush toilets and sinks in the restrooms. From November to February whales are migrating up or down the coast and sightings from the campground are frequent. The temperature is mild year round with the average in the winter being 64 degrees. October-May is a great time to visit whether you are tenting or RVing and offers fewer crowds. 2 car maximum per site at the campground.

The campsite must be occupied the first night and each subsequent night of the reserved period. If the site is not occupied by 7 a.m. the following morning the reservation is cancelled. The holder of the reservation will be charged a two day minimum or the total amount paid for the site, whichever is greater. No Refunds will be given due to weather or road conditions. Refunds will not be provided if cancellations are not made 24 hours in advance of reservation.

Kirk Creek Campground

Address:
Kirk Creek Campground (CA)
P.O 1018
Templeton CA 93465
Phone Park for More Information: (805)434-1996

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
35.99167, -121.49417

Driving direction:
From San Luis Obispo take Hwy. 1 north aprox. 65 miles to Kirk Creek Campground. You will pass through Morro Bay, Cayucas, Cambria, San Simeon, Ragged Point and Gorda (8 miles north of Gorda). From Monterey take Hwy. 1 south aprox. 50 miles to Kirk Creek Campground. You will pass through Carmel, the town of Big Sur and Lucia (8 miles south of Lucia)

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About TDavis

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