Bottchers Gap Campround

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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

At a Glance

Reservations: No reservations. First-come, first-serve only
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.
Restrictions: 14 day maximum stay. No more than 8 people per site.
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Managed by Parks Management Co. (805)434-1996 Website

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.


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

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

Fire Information There is no firewood available at Campground. Buy and Burn Local Firewood For current fire restrictions, go to or call (831) 385-5434
Reservation Info No reservations. First-come, first-serve only
No. of Accessible sites