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KIRK CREEK CAMPGROUND, CA

Kirk Creek Campground is an oceanside paradise, with each site overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It offers a variety of opportunities for relaxation and recreation. The campground is within walking distance of the area's largest sandy beach and is close to a variety of scenic trails...
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  • Poison oak is abundant in the area
  • No water is available at the campground.
  • Limit of 2 vehicles per site; additional vehicles are not permitted
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KIRK CREEK CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 46 Back-In
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KIRK CREEK CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 46 Back-In
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KIRK CREEK CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 37 Back-In
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KIRK CREEK CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 48 Back-In
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KIRK CREEK CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 46 Back-In
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KIRK CREEK CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 43 Back-In
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KIRK CREEK CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 53 Back-In
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KIRK CREEK CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 38 Back-In
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KIRK CREEK CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 37 Back-In
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KIRK CREEK CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 56 Back-In
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KIRK CREEK CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 38 Back-In
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KIRK CREEK CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 32 Back-In
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KIRK CREEK CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 44 Back-In
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KIRK CREEK CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 32 Back-In
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KIRK CREEK CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 45 Back-In
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KIRK CREEK CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 28 Back-In
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KIRK CREEK CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 43 Back-In
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KIRK CREEK CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 26 Back-In
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KIRK CREEK CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 39 Back-In
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KIRK CREEK CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 39 Back-In
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KIRK CREEK CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 34 Back-In
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KIRK CREEK CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 28 Back-In
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KIRK CREEK CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 36 Back-In
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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Kirk Creek Campground is an oceanside paradise, with each site overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It offers a variety of opportunities for relaxation and recreation. The campground is within walking distance of the area's largest sandy beach and is close to a variety of scenic trails that lead visitors into the Los Padres National Forest.

Natural Features:

The campground is located on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, at an elevation of about 100 feet. It offers fantastic views of the Big Sur coastline. Campsites are spacious, open and grassy. Each site has a view of the ocean, where sunrises and sunsets are outstanding.

Wildlife in the area includes fox, bobcat, deer and raccoon. Mountain lions and bears are occasionally seen, although they have never entered the campground. From November to February each year, whales migrate along the coast and can frequently be viewed from the campground.

Recreation:

There is short walk to a rocky beach from the campground. A five mile ride will take you to Sand Dollar Beach, the largest sandy beach in Big Sur. It's a very popular spot for surfing, fishing, swimming, exploring, sunbathing and more. Fishing permits are required for anyone over age 16. Anglers can expect a catch of yellow perch and other coastal surf fish. The beach is dog-friendly, as long as dogs are leashed and waste is picked up.

A variety of trails exist along the beach, which lead to the bluffs that overlook the beach and coves in the area. Additional hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails can be accessed within a short drive of the campground, and offer scenic views of waterfalls, redwood groves and mountain meadows and streams. Directly across the highway from the campground is the Vicente Flats Trailhead, which leads into the Ventana Wilderness.

Facilities:

The campground offers single-family sites for tent and RV camping. Utility hookups are not available and parking surfaces within the campground are gravel and grass. Each site is equipped with a table and campfire ring with grill. Vault toilets are provided throughout the campground.

Nearby Attractions:

The Nacimiento Road, which offers a scenic drive on a paved road to an ocean overlook and picnic area, can be accessed across the road from the campground. The road climbs to the peak, 2,500 feet above sea level.

Booking Window
Fri Sep 26 2014 - Wed Mar 18 2015

Reservations must be made 8 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Firewood Vendor
  • General Store
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Kayaking
  • Paved Roads
  • Recycling
  • Self Pay Station
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Fishing
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Hunting
  • Scuba Diving
  • Surfing
Within 10 Miles
  • Bait Shop
  • Beach Access
  • Pay Phone
  • Restaurant
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jan 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $25.00
Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Dec 31 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $25.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
35.99167, -121.49417
35°59'30"N, 121°29'39"W

From San Luis Obispo, travel north on Highway 1 for approximately 65 miles to the campground.

From Monterey, travel south on Highway 1 for approximately 50 miles to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

KIRK CREEK CAMPGROUND
P.O 1018
Templeton  CA  93465

Phone Number:

Information:  (805)434-1996
Additional Information