Kirk Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
[image] Kirk Creek Campground

**Kirk Creek Campground has re-opened. July 24 through July 31 2023, the campground is only open to first-come, first-served. Beginning August 1, the campground will be open for reservations. There will only be 2 campsites open on a first-come, first-serve basis. He strongly recommend making reservations will in advance. Kirk Creek Campground is very popular and books up six months in advance. Reservations are available through or you can call 1-877-444-6777.

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. 

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

Operational Hours: Check-in time: 3 pm, Check-out time: 12:00 noon. Quiet Hours: 10 pm – 6 am
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
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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