Big Sur Camping is Crowded and Overrated

Big Sur Camping is Crowded and Overrated

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What Is Big Sur?

Located on California’s central coast along Highway 1, more commonly referred to as the Pacific Coast Highway or the PCH, Big Sur consists of around 90 miles of some of the nation’s most beautiful coastline. In fact, it’s often called the “longest and most scenic stretch of undeveloped coastline in the contiguous United States.”

Where Can You Camp in Big Sur?

-Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground -Ventana Campground -Fernwood Campground and Resort

Can You Camp For Free In Big Sur?

Because Big Sur is such a popular destination, free camping is difficult to find. But while it’s next to impossible, if you have the proper vehicle, it can be done. Keep in mind, camping anywhere along the Pacific Coast Highway is illegal. So if you’re looking for free camping, do it legally at Prewitt Ridge in the Los Padres National Forest.

Where Can I Camp in Big Sur Without a Reservation?

Most, if not all, campsites are reserved six months in advance throughout Big Sur, even in the winter months. There are some campgrounds, however, that may have some walk-up sites due to cancellations. To access these sites, you must be present at the campground. Times vary, but you should be there in the afternoon, if not earlier.

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