Monterey Ranger District

July 1, 2014

MONTEREY RANGER DISTRICT

(831) 385-5434

Big Sur Coast - Monterey Ranger District

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The conditions listed below can change rapidly, especially with inclement weather. Therefore, it is recommended that visitors to the Forest contact the Ranger District Office which is nearest to their destination for the very latest information. The National Weather Service is a good resource for information about current and  predicted weather!

Conditions on Highway-1 can change rapidly, especially with inclement weather.  For the most current information about this route, it is recommended that motorists call the toll-free hotline at (888) 836-0866 or visit www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/projects/ 

THE FOLLOWING ROADS AND CAMPGROUNDS ARE OPEN

  • Palo Colorado Rd and Botcher's Gap Campground ($15/nighit - first-come, first-serve)
  • Tassajara Road and White Oaks Campground and China Camp Campground and there is no fee to camp
  • Milpitas Rd up to the Santa Lucia Memorial Campground  and Escondido Campground (both campgrounds are OPEN - no fee to camp )
  • Kirk Creek Campground (for reservations, go to: www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777) or first-come, first-serve, $25/night
  • Plaskett Creek Campground (for reservations, go to www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777) or first-come, first-serve, $25/night
  • Plaskett Creek Group Campground (for reservations, go to www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777)
  • Nacimiento-Fergusson Rd
  • Nacimiento Campground ($15/night - first-come, first-serve)
  • Ponderosa Campground (for reservations, go to www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777) or first-come, first-serve, $20/night
  • South Coast Ridge Road (Prewitt Ridge Area)
  • Plaskett Creek Rd - contact ranger station @ 831-385-5434
  • Cone Peak (Central Coast Road)
  • Piney Creek Rd and campgrounds  ( no fee)

THE NORTH COAST RIDGE ROAD IS CLOSED

For more information about the Parks Managemnet Company that manages Plaskett Creek, Kirk Creek, Botcher's Gap, Nacimiento, Ponderosa Campgrounds and day use areas (Sand Dollar Beach, Pfeiffer Beach), call (805) 434-1996 or visit: www.campone.com

For backcountry trail conditions, please visit: www.ventanawild.org

For information about California State Park Campgrounds and Day Use Areas, please visit: www.parks.ca.gov

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