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Big Sur - Andrew Molera State Park

47555 Highway 1

There are 24 identified sites. Camping is allowed only at these sites with a maximum of four people per site. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The establishment of 24 sites with a limit of four people per site will allow for maximum availability of individual campsites, yet continue to meet the required carrying capacity. Due to these changes, however, group camping at Trail Camp is no longer feasible. Dogs are not allowed in Trail Camp, on any trails, or at the beach. Please contact the park for additional information.

Bridge Notice - Seasonal bridges that cross the river are installed, depending on seasonal conditions, from around June through October.


Gerald D. Vinci

Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017
What an amazing spot. The energy here is amazing and the beach is one of the best in Big Sure. There is about a two mile walk to the beach and currently that includes walking through a stream about two feet high but it all adds to the adventure! We went back two weekends in a row we loved it so much. Definitely worth checking out and plan to spend the whole day!

Kevin Adventures

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Pfeiffer beach... Our wish is, this is not taken the wrong way but we are grateful for the wildfires of the landslides of the earthquake that happened over the past couple of years in California. After reopening of the Pfeiffer bridge in October traffic was minimal this is the perfect time to visit California. Most of the land masses have been untouched for the last couple of years we did see some traffic but it was minimal the beaches were free to ourselves it was an experience that we will probably never ever be able to experience the time we had again. My memories at the age of 10 years old just the same as my memories last week now 50. It’s been 40 years California I don’t think I will ever return again... You’ have to cross the Big Sur River to get here for us it was about 30 inches deep the water is cold you should expect a change of socks on the other side. Best best is to go barefoot and shoes on your back. We watched a couple people chicken out and work their way back to the vehicles. Just crossing the water is an experience itself. Andrew Molera State Park is a state park of California, United States, preserving relatively undeveloped land on the Big Sur coast. Situated at the mouth of the Big Sur River, the property was part of the Rancho El Sur land grant, and later owned by the Cooper-Molera ranching family. His sister Frances Molera stipulated that the park should be named for her brother Andrew Molera, who popularized the artichoke in California in 1922, when she sold the property to The Nature Conservancy in 1965.

Shohei Iguchi

Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017
I came here for the monarch butterfly, but trail is closed this season. Parking fee is $10. I recommend you Monterey monarch butterfly sanctuary for butterfly.

Nicole Rasquinha

Sunday, April 1, 2018
Such a beautiful place. Absolutely breathtaking, especially at sunset

Margaret James

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Easy hike to ocean.. you have to cross a river barefoot

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