Bottchers Gap Campround

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

Surrounded by oak and madrone trees. Offers excellent view of the Ventana Wilderness.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Temporarily closed due to the Soberanes Fire. Closed until further notice.
Operational Hours: Quiet Hours: 10:00pm – 6:00am 
Reservations: No reservations. First-come, first-serve only
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees $15.00 per site. $10 fee for day use or parking at trailhead or you can purchase and display the Parks Management Day Use Annual Pass (this includes trailhead parking), $35. Tour/Shuttle Bus (over 8 people) $30 a day. $10/night for extra vehicles.
Best Season: spring, fall
Busiest Season: summer
Restrictions: 14 day maximum stay. No more than 8 people per site.
Closest Towns: Big Sur, Carmel
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Managed by Parks Management Co. (805)434-1996 Website
Information Center: Monterey Ranger District Office (831) 385-5434
406 South Mildred
King City, CA 93930

General Information

Directions: Located 8 miles inland, off of Highway 1 on Palo Colorado Road (18S05) inland, fifteen miles north of Big Sur and 11 miles south of Carmel.

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Hiking, scenic viewing, equestrian, entry point to Ventana Wilderness, camping.

Reservation Info No reservations. First-come, first-serve only
Fire Information NO firewood available. Brint your own firewood. Buy and Burn Local Firewood For current fire restrictions, go to or call (831) 385-5434
No. of Sites 11
Reservation info: None. First-come, first-serve
Best Season: spring, fall
Hours of Operation:  Quiet Hours: 10:00pm – 6:00am 


Camping trailer
Toilets vault
Picnic tables
Tent camping