• icon-facebook
  • icon-twitter
  • icon-linkedin
  • icon-pinterest
  • icon-youtube
  • icon-instagram

Limekiln State Park Campground California

Limekiln State Park Overview

Limekiln SP Beach View

Limekiln State Park Campground has 29 beautiful campsites set among spectacular redwood trees along Limekiln Creek in Big Sur. All sites are reservable. The Redwood loop (sites 13-29) has campsites on the inland side and scattered along Limekiln Creek. The Ocean loop include sites 1-12 (for RVs) and are closest to the beach access trail. Some also have ocean views. Campsites can accommodate tents, trailers (up to 12 feet) and RVs (up to 24 feet). Most campsites can also accommodate up to 2 vehicles and 8 people. Campsites 13-16, 22, 23, 25 and 26 only allow for 1 vehicle (max) and up to 8 people.

The campground has trails to the beach and along the creek. It also has flush toilets, drinking water and hot showers. Each campsite also has a table, fire ring and grate. Campsites can have two vehicles per site, but an extra fee is charged for the 2nd vehicle. There is no overflow parking at the campground or anywhere along Highway 1. The 6 additional parking spaces by the shower are for day-use only.

Limekiln State Park Info

Limekiln State Park features breathtaking views of the Big Sur Coast, hiking through redwood groves, exploring the kiln tower historic sites, biking, beach combing, picnicking and wildlife viewing. There are also many hiking trails nearby in Julia Pfeiffer State Park and the Los Padres National Forest. The Pacific Ocean is just across Highway 1.

Plaskett Creek campground is 15 miles to the south and has 44 campsites. Kirk Creek campground is another option and is 3 miles south.

Make a Reservation for Limekiln State Park

Amenities
  • BBQ Grills
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Grills
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
  • Showers
Activities
  • Backpacking
  • Beach
  • Beach Access
  • Beach Combing
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Creek
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Ocean
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Surf Fish
  • Walking Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
63025 Highway One
Big Sur, California 93920
805 434-1996
Campground Map
Make a Reservation

Limekiln State Park sold out? Get an alert when a campsite becomes available at Limekiln State Park!

Create Campsite Availability Alert
Best Campsites

5, 19, 21

Regions
Campsite Types
  • ADA
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
# of Campsites:

33

Campsite Vehicle Size:

Trailers: 12 feet / RVs: 24 feet

Season:

Year Round

Elevation:

250

Limekiln State Park Photos & Video

Limekiln SP 001
Limekiln SP 002
Limekiln SP 003
Limekiln SP 004
Limekiln SP 005
Limekiln SP 006
Limekiln SP 007
Limekiln SP 008
Limekiln SP 009
Limekiln SP 010
Limekiln SP 011
Limekiln SP 012
Limekiln SP 013
Limekiln SP 014
Limekiln SP 015
Limekiln SP 016
Limekiln SP 017
Limekiln SP 018
Limekiln SP 019
Limekiln SP 020
Limekiln SP 021
Limekiln SP 022
Limekiln SP 023
Limekiln SP 024
Limekiln SP 025
Limekiln SP 026
Limekiln SP 027
Limekiln SP 028
Limekiln SP 029
Limekiln SP Bathroom
Limekiln SP Beach View
Limekiln SP Creek View
Limekiln SP Sign
= Our Favorite Campsites

Limekiln State Park Comments & Reviews

Visited Limekiln State Park Campground lately? We'd love to hear about your adventure. Did you find us useful? Did we forget something? Anything our community should know before heading out to Limekiln State Park?

41 Comments on “Limekiln State Park”

  1. wm murdock says:

    RESERVATION SYSTEM DOESN’T WORK ! NEED TO BE ABLE TO SEE ALL MONTHS AT ONCE FOR 6 MONTHS OUT SO ONE CAN SEE IF THERE ARE ANY OPEN DATES ONE MIGHT BE ALBE TO BOOK. THIS WAY ONE COULD TRY AND ARRAINGE A SCHEDULE AROUND IT !

    • Hi WM Murdock,
      You are correct that ReserveCalifornia.com reservation system (for Limekiln State Park – and other California State Park), will only show availability for up to 20 future days on your monitor, but it does give you the ability to click on an arrow (to the right of the month/time frame) to see the next 20 days . . . and so forth. Not sure if ReserveCalifornia.com will eventually offer the ability to see availability for each day, 6 months in the future – all on one screen (without having to click the arrow).

  2. Do u have campsite available for Labor Day week end? Aug31st, Sept 1st

  3. Jessica Pappas says:

    Hi, I was wondering what campsite numbers are reserved for first come first serve?

    • Hi Jessica,

      All sites are now reservable at Limekiln State Park and we’ve updated our information.

      The Redwood loop (sites 13-29) has campsites on the inland side and scattered along Limekiln Creek. The Ocean loop include sites 1-12 (for RVs) and are closest to the beach access trail. Some also have ocean views.

  4. Mary Brown says:

    Is there an overflow parking? We are 5 people but 3 cars, it seems that the campsite would be perfect, but I’m not sure what to do with the 3rd car. Thank you!

    • Hi Mary,
      Campsites can have two vehicles per site, but an extra fee is charged for the 2nd vehicle. Unfortunately there is no overflow parking at Limekiln Start Park/campground or anywhere along Highway 1. The 6 additional parking spaces by the shower are for day-use only.

  5. Edwin Chu says:

    If all sites are reserveable that means that there are no day of sites anymore?

    • Hi Edwin,

      All of the 39 campsites at Limekiln State Park can be reserved. If a site has not been reserved, then you can walk-in and reserve the site for the # of days it is available.

  6. Lianna Michaelson says:

    Can a 35ft motorhome be accommodated on any of the sites? And how do I specify I want and rv site on the website?

    • Hi Lianna,

      The campsites at Limekiln State Park can accommodate tents, trailers (up to 12 feet) and RVs (up to 24 feet). I don’t think our RV will fit in any of the sites. You can click on the ‘Make A Reservation’ button to check availability, site size, pricing, whether it has hookups and to make a reservation.

  7. Julianna Lorenzen says:

    Any word on when the campground will be reopened for camping?

    • Hi Juilanna,
      Like all California State Parks, Limekiln State Park campground is still closed. The State of California hasn’t officially give the okay to reopen, but it has now left it up to each County to decide and make sure social distancing is in place. Also, many campgrounds may only operate at 50% capacity. We will make sure to post when the California State campgrounds start to reopen, but the California State Parks said they will give little advance warning.

  8. Are you allowed to sleep in a van in the tent only sites?

  9. Rose Ann says:

    Is there a landline number I can share with my family for emergency purposes? I am a caregiver for two family members, and if there isn’t any cell reception at the campground, I’m concerned they cannot reach me if there’s an emergency. Thank you!

  10. Would a standard 25 ft RV fit in one of the Ocean camp sites?

    • Hi Shan,
      They lists the Limekiln State Park ocean sites (1-12) as having a pad length of 24 feet. I’m thinking since most have a little overhang available – you’re 24 foot RV should be okay, but the camp host makes the final call.

  11. Can you have more than one tent or a RV and tent on Ocean Sites?

    • Hi Tari,
      Campsites can have two vehicles per site, but an extra fee is charged for the 2nd vehicle. Also, you can have an RV and a tent at the ocean sites at Limekiln State Park, as long as their is room for a tent within your campsite boundary.

  12. Caroline says:

    Are there electrical outlets in the bathroom?

    • Hi Caroline,
      Unfortunately we’re not sure. That’s probably a question for someone onsite (at Limekiln State Park). Or perhaps someone can comment here about it. The phone number at Limekiln State Park is: 805 434-1996

  13. Jessica Deen says:

    Can we use a roof top tent here?

  14. We are booked at Limekiln for 4 nights in late July with 4 kids and I read that the trails will be closed for clearing out debris from the Dolan fire at that time. Do you know if they will ALL be closed? We wanted to avoid getting in the car while there, will there be enough to explore if they are all closed?

    • Hi Tracy,
      You are correct that the trails at Limekiln State Park are closed as they clear the debris from the Dolan fire. They are hoping to have some, if not all trails open by July 4th, but it’s difficult to say for sure. You may try calling the park to check on trail status: (805) 434-1996. The beach is also a nice plan to explore/visit as well.

  15. Am I allowed to bring my kayak trailer into the ocean tent sites?

  16. Jennifer says:

    Are dogs allowed in the Redwood campsites? The Limekiln brochure says “DOGS must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet and under control at all times. They must be confined to a vehicle or tent at night. Dogs are not allowed on trails,” but on the same website it states “Dogs not allowed beyond day-use parking lot.” https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=577

    • Hi Jennifer,
      Both of the descriptions in the brochure are correct. Dogs are allowed in the campground (as described) and in the day-use parking lot, but not on any trails.

  17. Are campfires currently permitted in the Limekiln campgrounds?

  18. Can ALL campsites have 2 vehicles parked?

    • Hi Tina,
      Good question.
      Most campsites at Limekiln State Park can accommodate up to 2 vehicles and 8 people. Campsites 13-16, 22, 23, 25 and 26 only allow for 1 vehicle (max) and up to 8 people.

  19. First, THANK YOU for providing all of this incredibly helpful information! I also have a question that I’m hoping you can help with… We have a popup camper approx 15 ft long when open, along with a 15 ft towing vehicle. Since the ocean sites are 24 ft long and the other sites are tent only, does this mean we are not able to camp in the park? Or would we be able to park our car somewhere else and set up our popup on the pad? Thanks so much!
    Pamela

    • Thank YOU Pamela for the kind words and I’m glad we’ve been able to help out with your camping planning.
      You have a good (often asked) question too. Generally the final call is with the ranger/camp host. Some campgrounds are rather strict and may even measure your trailer at check in. I/we are not sure the vibe at Limekiln. Most all of the pad lengths (sites 1-12) at Limekiln are 24 feet. Some sites (like #5) you can park up to 2 vehicles side-by-side. In that case your set up (trailer/tow vehicle = 15′ each) would work. Sites 9, 11 and 12 also look to be okay. With that said, I can’t say for sure if they would allow it. You could always try calling the park (hopefully someone will pick up): 805 434-1996. Best of luck!

  20. Kallie Rawson says:

    Do you have to have 4wd to access campsite LC02?

  21. Hi. we were able to get a reservation for 1 night but wanted to walk in for the day after to extend our stay. How likey is it that we may able to get a first come first serve spot since we are already in the park?

Your Comment / Rating / Review:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields marked *

Pawtuckaway State Park

Pawtuckaway State Park

New Hampshire

Pawtuckaway State Park Campground has 292 campsites and is located on the shores of beautiful Pawtuckaway Lake. Many having views of the lake.

View Campground
Experience RVing

Experience RVing

Take the Family on a Perfect Road Trip! Rent an RV from RVshare

Find Cheap RV Rentals
Essential Camping Gear and Equipment

Essential Camping Gear and Equipment

Get everything you need to enjoy your outdoor adventures from bags and packs to air beds and sleeping bags, insect repellant, cooler bags, and 2-burner stoves.

Shop Now
Greenbrier State Park

Greenbrier State Park

Maryland

Outdoor recreation in the area includes boating, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, fishing, hiking, biking and picnicking.

View Campground
Take the Family on a Perfect Road Trip!

Take the Family on a Perfect Road Trip!

Save up to 25% on your family travel costs in 2021 by booking an RV through RVshare

Find Cheap RV Rentals
Nehalem Bay State Park

Nehalem Bay State Park

Oregon

Nehalem Bay State Park features a large campground with 265 campsites for tents, trailers and RVs, separated from the ocean beach by sand dunes.

View Campground
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

California

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campground is located on the banks of the Big Sur River and is very popular – often referred to as a “mini-Yosemite”.

View Campground
Beverly Beach State Park

Beverly Beach State Park

Oregon

Beverly Beach State Park is in forest-sheltered area right on the Oregon coast and is a very popular campground featuring a beautiful trail to and along miles of sandy beach.

View Campground
Earn Money Renting Your RV

Earn Money Renting Your RV

List for free and earn up to $40,000 per year!

Learn More
Banning State Park

Banning State Park

Minnesota

Banning State Park Campground has 34 single-family campsites and is located in a forested area near the Kettle River with plenty to discover.

View Campground
Great Deals on Top Rated Camping Gear

Great Deals on Top Rated Camping Gear

Find everything you need for camping, including hiking supplies, tents, coolers, sleeping bags, cots, survival & first aid, food processing, and more!

Shop Now
Unique RV Camping

Unique RV Camping

Over 2,000 Wineries, Breweries, Farms and more!

Harvest Hosts is a special type of membership club for RVers, offering overnight RV camping accommodations at 2,365+ locations across North America!

Learn More