Attention: Fire Restrictions in effect beginning August 26, 2014:

All fires are prohibited in all areas of Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP. All fire pits and grills are closed.
Smoking is prohibited in all areas of the park.

JULIA PFEIFFER BURNS SP, CA

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park stretches from the Big Sur coastline into nearby 3,000-foot ridges. The park features redwood, tan oak, madrone, chaparral, and an 80-foot waterfall that drops from granite cliffs into the The park also has a 1,680-acre underwater reserve which protects...

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Discount Pass must be presented at the time of check in.

Your DMV Disabled Placard/License Plate does not automatically give you a discount on your campsite. You will need to obtain a CA State park-issued Disabled Discount Pass (DDP) or Distinguished Veterans Pass (DVP).

  • No dogs allowed on trails or in the campground.
  • No beach access.
  • No running water in the campsites. Porta-toilets are located near the sites.
  • Camping fees include entry for 2 vehicles; additional vehicles will be charged per night at the park.
  • Campers should visibly display their camping reservation receipt on their windshield.
  • This park takes reservations Year-Round.

IMPORTANT: Several trails on the east side of the highway, including the Ewoldson Trail and Tan Bark Trail, remain closed due to unsafe conditions until further notice. All other trails, including the McWay Falls Overlook Trail, Partington Cove, Canyon Falls, and the Tin House fire road, are open to hiking. Please check at the Big Sur Station upon arrival for the latest trail conditions.

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Overview

Description

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park stretches from the Big Sur coastline into nearby 3,000-foot ridges. The park features redwood, tan oak, madrone, chaparral, and an 80-foot waterfall that drops from granite cliffs into the The park also has a 1,680-acre underwater reserve which protects a spectacular assortment of marine life. Special-use permits allow experienced divers to explore the reserve. Seals, sea lions and sea otters can be seen in the park's cove. Hikers can discover the park's backcountry via several trail systems.

There is no park kiosk at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park for fee collection. Campers should register at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park or Big Sur Station

For Special Events in the parks such as weddings and small celebrations, please e-mail Special Events at BigSurEvents@parks.ca.gov.

Check the State Parks website for additional information on the weather, suggested day hikes, or to see the park brochure, campground map, park photos, video, and more. Information available will vary from park to park.Click here

    Park Visitation Hours:
  • Hi Season: 8AM-8PM
  • Lo Season: 8AM-5PM

Booking Window
Tue Sep 16 2014 - Tue Mar 31 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 7 Month(s) in advance.

New dates are released in blocks, 1 Month(s) at a time.

The next on-sale is Wed Oct 01 2014

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 15 2014 Mon Sep 15 2014
Non Peak Tue Sep 16 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Non Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu May 14 2015
Peak Fri May 15 2015 Tue Sep 15 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Hiking Trails
  • Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
  • Self Pay Station
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Getting There
The park is 37 miles south of Carmel on Highway One; 12 miles south of Pfeiffer Big Sur.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

JULIA PFEIFFER BURNS SP
47555 Highway 1
BIG SUR  CA  93920

Phone Number:

Project Office: (831)667-2315
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