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Plaskett Creek Campground (California)

Plaskett Creek Overview

Plaskett Creek  Bathroom

Plaskett Creek Campground is located in Big Sur and has 44 campsites in a beautiful park-like setting among many mature Monterey pine and Cypress trees which offer nice shade. Campsites can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs (from 35 to 50 feet). Group camping is also available. Each campsite also has a paved parking pad, table, fire ring and pedestal BBQ.

The campground has drinking water and flush toilets, but there are no hookups or dump station. There are also hiking trails from the Sand Dollar Day Use area to the beach. The day use are is about a 1/2 mile  drive from the campground.

Plaskett Creek – Area Recreation

Plaskett Creek is just south of San Dollar Beach, which is the largest sandy beach in the Big Sur area. Outdoor recreation includes biking, hiking, beach combing, surf fishing, swimming, body surfing, sunbathing, ocean kayaking, picnicking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing.

Other campgrounds in the area include Kirk CreekLimekiln State Park and Hearst San Simeon State Park.

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  • BBQ Grills
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian trail
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets, Vault Toilets)
  • Wood
  • Beach Access
  • Beach Combing
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Body Surfing
  • Creek
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Ocean
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Stargazing
  • Surf Fish
  • Swimming
  • Walking Trails
  • Wilderness Area
  • Wildlife Viewing
69345 CA-1
Big Sur, California 93920
805 434-1996
Lat / Long:

35.91722, -121.465

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Best Campsites

#24, but all are nice!

Campsite Types
  • Group
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer

Year Round



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Plaskett Creek  Bathroom
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Plaskett Creek Sign

Plaskett Creek Comments & Reviews

Visted Plaskett Creek 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 Plaskett Creek?

31 Comments on “Plaskett Creek”

  1. Sandy says:

    Can our fifth wheel 30 ft fit into campsites 20 or 21?

    • Hi Sandy,

      Campsite 20 can accommodate an RV/trailer up to 50 feet and campsite 21 – up to 45 feet.

      • robert harrison says:

        Is the comment that campsite 21 and above can accommodate trailers up to 45 feet. Or is it just campsite 20 and 21 that allow longer trailers?

      • Camp Ranger says:

        Hi Robert,
        Plaskett Creek campsites can accommodate trailers/RVS from 35-45 feet. Campsite 21 can accommodate a 45 foot trailer/vehicle or RV.

      • Camp Ranger says:

        Hi Robert,
        Plaskett Creek campground campsites can accommodate trailers/vehicles or RVs from 35 to 50 feet depending on the campsite. Campsite #21 – up to 45 feet. You can click on the ‘Make A Reservation’ button to check availability, size and pricing for each site.

  2. The rules state two vehicles per campsite. Does this include a pop trailer? Do you have overflow parking for another car? It also states Maximum 8 people but a 10.00 fee for after six people. Does this include children?

    • Hi Rebecca,
      The two vehicles include a trailer / pop-up trailer. So if you had a car/truck and trailer – that would be 2 vehicles.

      Limit of 2 vehicles per site; additional vehicles are not permitted.
      Reservations can be made three days in advance. All single campsite reservations are good for 6 people and 1 vehicle.
      Maximum number of people per single site is 8 ($10.00 additional charge per person per night after 6 people). Maximum number of vehicles per single site is 2 ($10.00 additional charge for 2nd vehicle per night). Extra vehicle and person fees will be charged at the facility.

  3. Donna Matzenbacher says:

    Do you have full hookups

  4. Megan says:

    It is supposed to rain this weekend. Does site #27 have any trees to hook up tarps for cover?

    • Hi Megan,
      From the photo it looks like there are a few big trees next to campsite 27, but not sure if they are close enough to rig a tarp/cover. You can view the photo HERE. You may also double check with the campground to see if rigging tarps are allowed: 805 434-1996.

  5. Mark says:

    Are there any sites on the creek? Hard to tell from the photos.

    • Hi Mark,

      Not really. Campsites 6 and 8 are closest to ‘Plaskett Creek’, but still about 20-30 yards away. There’s another seasonal creek that flows through the campground (but heavily overgrown). Campsites 35, 36, 38 and 40 are really close to it.

  6. Jai says:

    Is it ok to arrive the next day of the day of start of reservation? For example, if my reservation starts Friday, is it ok to check-in on Saturday? Memorial Day weekend needed reservations to start on Friday, but we can only arrive on Saturday.

    • Hi Jai,
      Per the Recreation.gov camping reservation policy:
      Change and Cancellation Policies:
      To ensure fairness, reservation arrival or departure dates may not be changed outside the 6 or 12 month booking window until 18 days after booking the reservation.
      Camping/Day Use: A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation (including campsites, cabins, lookouts, group facilities, etc.). The $10.00 service fee will be deducted from the refund amount.
      Cancel or change reservations through Recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
      Late Cancellations:
      Late cancellations are in most cases, those cancelled after 12:00 midnight (Eastern Time) two days before arrival.
      Individual Campsites: A $10.00 service fee plus the first night’s use fee will be charged (not to exceed the total paid for the original reservation) when a reservation is cancelled the day before or the day of arrival, except when the reservation is for a single night, then no service fee applies.
      Cabins/Lookouts: A $10.00 service fee plus the first night’s cabin or lookout use fee will be charged when a reservation for a cabin or lookout is cancelled within 14 days of the scheduled arrival date. Cancellations for single night’s use will not be assessed a service fee.
      Group Overnight and Day Use Facility: A $10.00 service will be charged plus the first night’s use fee when a reservation for a group overnight facility is cancelled within 14 days of the scheduled arrival date. Cancellations for a single night’s use will not be assessed a service fee.
      Customers cancelling a group day use facility reservation within 14 days of the scheduled arrival date will forfeit the total day use fee (but will not pay a service fee).

      No Shows:
      Reserved campsites and group overnight facilities will be held until check-out time on the day following your scheduled arrival. Group day use facilities will be held until check-in time on your scheduled arrival date.

      Cabins, Lookouts, and Group Day Use Facilities: No shows, early departures, or cancellations after the scheduled arrival date are not entitled to a refund.

      Campsites and Group Overnight Facilities: If you do not arrive at the campground or group overnight facility and do not cancel your reservation by check out time on the day after your scheduled arrival date, you are considered a no show. A $20.00 service fee applies and you will forfeit the first night’s use fee.

      You can click HERE for more information.

  7. Perla & Ernesto says:

    We’re thinking of reserving for Nov 11-13, 2018. Here are our questions:
    1 Which sites are big doenough for our vintage trailer that’s about 14ft?
    2. Are any sites electric?
    3. How long is the fire restriction on for? We usually take wood.
    Perla & Ernesto

    • Hi Perla and Ernesto,
      Plaskett Creek campground does not have any hookups (electric, water or sewage). The campsites can accommodate RVs and trailers from 35 to 50 feet, so you’re 14 foot vintage trailer should fit fine. You can view the Plaskett Creek campground page and photos of each campsite to double check on the site you have reserved. We’re not sure about the fire restrictions, but most campgrounds now require you purchase wood at the campground (if available). You can call the campground directly at 805-434-1996.

  8. John says:

    I’d like to stay at Plaskett one night on Friday, November 16th. Currently all reservable sites are taken. I have a tent and can either do a walk in or drive in. What is the likelihood of my being able to get a spot?


    • Hi John,
      CampsitePhotos.com is not affiliated with the campgrounds listed on our site. We provide the photos of each campsite, campground info and link to make reservations. Plaskett Creek campground is popular in the summer and weekends, so chances are slim you can get a walk-in site during those times. However, if you do decide to try we recommend getting there by 7:30AM to get in line for cancelations. Best of luck!

  9. Robert Harp says:

    Hi, I made a reservation here and tried to use my annual pass to get discount and I can’t figure out where my pass ID is. I typed the numbers beside the bar code and it says invalid pass ID. Will I still be able to get my discount if I already booked it??? Also where can I find a map of the campground can seem to find one. Thank you.

    • Hi Robert,
      CampsitePhotos.com is not associated with the campgrounds listed on our site. We provide the photos of each campsite, campground info and link to make reservations.

      You can view the Plaskett Creek Campground Map HERE.

      I also recommend you contact the campground directly about your question: 805 434-1996

  10. Wan Bakx says:


    I have tried for a second time(we also visited the region in 2017) to reserve a site on Plaskett or Kirk Creek campground for our RV holiday. Is there any change to get a site from 30-31 July 2019? Are the walk-in sites available for an RV of 28 ft (no side-outs). We will drive South from Marina Dunes, so we should be arriving mid-morning in Plaskett. With kind regards, (Mr.) Wan Bakx

    • HI Wan,

      You’re best bet is to keep checking availability at Plaskett Creek or Kirk Creek to see if something becomes available. Click on the ‘Make A Reservation’ button to check availability, pricing and make a reservation. And it’s tough to say if any walk-in sites will be available. You may have an okay opportunity since July 30 is midweek. Best of luck!

  11. Robert says:

    Can group site #2 accommodate my 24 trailer.

    • Hi Robert,
      One of the parking spaces can accommodate a 24 foot trailer at Plaskett Creek Group campsite #2, but you’ll need to park your other vehicle in another parking spot. Reservations are required for group campsites.

  12. Paul Lockwood says:

    I was wondering about the spacing of water within the campsites. It looked like 6 and 8 were pretty close to one, but I did not see what looked like a water spigot in any of the other photos. What camping sights are closest to the drinking water?

    • Hi Paul,
      Sorry, we don’t know exactly where the water spigots are located at Plaskett Creek Campground. We did look around for maps that may indicate their locations, but no luck.

  13. Paige Roberts says:

    Hi, I’m interested in booking two sites at Plaskett Creek. I’m curious where the bathrooms are located and if you could recommend 2 sites together. We have children, & we’d like to be away from the busy road. Sites available are 24-29 & 34-39. Thanks you!

    • Hi Paige,
      Plaskett Creek campsites 24, 25, 26, 27 are away from the main road/entrance, near a restroom, and they are close to each other. Those would probably be your best bet.

      Have a great time!

  14. Jessica T says:

    I am looking to park a 25ft RV here from October 9th-October 11th. Would this be possible on site 35? Thanks very much.

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