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Limekiln State Park Campground California

The park and campground are currently closed due to recent fires (August, 2020)

Limekiln State Park Overview

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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).

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.

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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
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Best Campsites

5, 19, 21

Regions
Campsite Types
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
Season:

Year Round

Elevation:

250

# of Campsites:

33

Limekiln State Park Photos

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Limekiln State Park Comments & Reviews

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20 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

    • Hi Kavitha,
      Click on the ‘Make A Reservation’ button to check availability, pricing and make reservations at Limekiln State Park. Best of luck!

  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.

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