Plaskett Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
View of the Pacific Ocean from the Plaskett Creek Campground

Campsites nestled among large Monterey Pines. Walking distance to San Dollar Beach and the Willet hiking trail. There are 44 campsites. (2 campsites) are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Large amounts of Poison Oak may be found on area trails. Please be careful.

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

At a Glance

Current Conditions: By reservation. $45/night/
Operational Hours: Campground 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 at least 3 days in advance. This is a popular campground and making reservations several months in advance is recommened.
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Fees: $45.00 per night. Sites accommodate 6-8 people and 2 vehicles allowed per site (one vehicle is included in the price of the campsite). Each additional vehicle is $10.00 per night. Bike or walk-in camping fee is $5.00 per person. Interagency Senior and Access Pass entitle pass holder to 50% off camping fees only. Not valid for day use within campground or extra vehicles.
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: fall, winter, spring
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: Water Spigots in campground. Camphost does not sell drinking water. Bring your own drinking water
Restroom: Flush toilets, sinks
Passes: Interagency Senior and Access Pass entitle pass holder to 50% off camping fees only. Not valid for day use within campground or extra vehicles.
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, 35 miles North of San Simeon State Park. Campground is just off Highway 1 on the inland side of the highway and 60 miles south of Carmel.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Hiking, fishing, scenic viewing, and beach access.

No. of Sites 44
Reservation Info Reservations: 86% of campsites are now on the reservation system (38 sites)  or you can call 1-877-444-6777.
Fire Information Campground host sells firewood. For current fire restrictions, contact the Monterey Ranger District Office at (831) 385-5434 or



Camping trailer: Yes
Picnic tables: Yes
Tent camping: Yes
Parking: Yes
Toilets: Flush toilets, sinks in bathrooms
Drinking water: Spigots in campground

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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