Monterey Ranger District

May 20, 2016

MONTEREY RANGER DISTRICT

Ranger Station (831) 385-5434

Big Sur Visitor Center (831) 667-2315

 

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!

For the most current information about conditions on Highway-1 call the toll-free hotline at (888) 836-0866 or visit www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/projects/ 


Highway 1 is OPEN

THE FOLLOWING ROADS AND CAMPGROUNDS ARE OPEN

  • Sycamore Road to Pfeiffer Beach
  • Cone Peak Road
  • Palo Colorado Rd and Botcher's Gap Campground ($15/nighit - first-come, first-serve)
  • Tassajara Road to White Oak and China Camp Campgrounds is open but 4-wheel drive is recommended
  • Milpitas Rd to the Santa Lucia Memorial Campground and Escondido Campground (no fee for campgrounds)
  • Kirk Creek Campground (for reservations, go to: www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777) By reservation only,  $25/night
  • Plaskett Creek Campground (for reservations, go to www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777) By reservation only, $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 for road status
  • Piney Creek Road and campgrounds

THE NORTH COAST RIDGE ROAD IS CLOSED PERMANENTLY TO VEHICLE TRAFFIC.

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

www.hikelospadres.com

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

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