Kirk Creek Campground

Area Status: Closed
[image] Kirk Creek Campground

Located on open bluff, 100 feet above sea level. Spectacular views! Recreational Vehicles no longer than 30 feet. There are 40 campsites. (2) campsites are on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Reservations are available through or you can call 1-877-444-6777. 

Camp host occasionally has drinking water available and firewood. It is best to bring all of your own water.

In campgrounds and picnic areas, dogs mst be kept on a leash. Dogs must wear a collar with current tags, as state and county laws apply on National Forest System lands. and within your control at all times.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Temporarily closed by Forest order 5-07-00-23-07 through July 24, 2023
Operational Hours: Check-in time: 3:00pm, Check-out time: 12:00 noon. Quiet Hours: 10:00pm – 6:00am
Reservations: Reservations: or call 1-877-444-6777. Reservations need to be made 3 or more days in advance. This is a very popular campground and making reservations well in advance is recommended. 
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees: $45.00 per night, per site. Sites accommodate 6-8 people and 2 vehicles allowed per site. Interagency Senior Pass or Access Pass entitles pass holder to 50% discount on camping fee only. Not valid for extra vehicles or day use within campground. Extra vehicle charge of $10.00 per night based on facility rules and regulations and availability Bicycle or walk-in tent camping is $5 per night. Firewood and water can be purchased from camphost available.
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: fall, winter, spring, summer
Busiest Season: summer
Restrictions: 14 day maximum stay.
Closest Towns: Nearest store in Lucia. Nearest dump station 40 miles south to San Simeon State Park.
Water: No Water
Restroom: Vault
Passes: 50% off camping price when the Interagency Senior or Access pass is presented to the camphost at the campground or used when making a reservation.
Operated By: Managed by Parks Management Company for the Forest Service
Information Center: Monterey Ranger District Office  (831) 385-5434 ext 0

General Information


Take Highway 1, 80 miles North of San Luis Obispo or 35 miles south of the community of Big Sur.


Extra vehicle parking is $10/night.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Hiking, fishing, beach access.

No. of Sites 40
Reservation Info 33 sites are available to reserve through or call 1-877-444-6777.
Current Conditions: Campground host sells firewood.


Camping trailer: yes
Picnic tables: yes
Tent camping: yes
Parking: $10/night for extra vehicles
Toilets: Vault

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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