Templeton (near Salinas), CA
Plaskett Creek Campground is located in Big Sur, CA approximately 40 miles north of Cambria, CA and 55 miles south of Carmel, CA. It sits on the east side of Hwy. 1 and is just south of Sand Dollar Beach Day Use area which is the largest sandy beach in Big Sur. Altitude is approximately 150 above sea level. Average Temperature in the summer is high 60s to mid 70s in the day and high 50s to mid 60s at night. Average Temperature in the winter is mid 60s in the day and high 40s to mid 50s at night. Wildlife includes Fox, Bobcat, Deer and Raccoon. Occasional Mountain Lion and Bear are seen in the area although they have never entered the campground. Keep food in a secure location as the Raccoons will get at anything left out. Campground is like a large meadow with mature pine trees located throughout campground.
Forest Service is enforcing a 2 car maximum per family site at the campground.
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Alerts and Important Information
New Bathrooms are being put in at Plaskett Creek Campground!
Due to this improvement, please accept our apologies for any inconvenience it may cause to your camping stay.
One Flush Restroom Facility will still be available for use through construction period for both men and women. Portable Toilets will also be brought in to accommodate campers.
Plaskett Creek Campground will remain open and operating during this time period.
Located on the east side of Hwy. 1 with the Pacific Ocean on the west side of Hwy. 1., this campground has a park like setting under a scattered canopy of mature Monterey Pines and Monterey Cypress. All sites have grass in them and there is plenty of room for activities. The campground elevation is aprox. 100 above sea level in the Los Padres National Forest. Beach access is within a short walk to Sand Dollar Beach, the largest sandy beach in the Big Sur area. It is a very popular spot for surfing, fishing (fishing permits are required for those over 16), swimming, exploring, sunbathing, etc. The beach is dog friendly as long as they are on a leash and they are cleaned up after. There are also many trails that can be accessed from the Sand Dollar Beach facility which lead to exploration of the bluffs overlooking the beach and other coves and beaches in the area. Within a short drive many trails can be accessed for hiking, backpacking, bicycling, hunting and horseback riding. These trails offer a variety of experiences including water falls, groves of Redwood Trees, breathtaking views, meadows and streams. Bring plenty of water and familiarize yourself with Poison Oak as there is abundance in the area but is easily identifiable. Plaskett Creek has 44 sites each with a parking pad, picnic table, fire ring and pedestal barbeque. There are water spigots located throughout the campground, but there is no water, sewer or electrical hookups. The sites can be used for tenting or RVers. There is no dump station. All roads are paved and there are flush toilets and sinks in the restrooms. There are 3 group sites at Plaskett Creek that can be reserved and will accommodate 40 people each and 10 vehicles. All extra vehicles above 10 are $5.00 each to be paid on arrival and assuming they can safely fit into the designated parking area. This area has vault toilets, water spigots, fire rings, barbeques and picnic tables. The temperature is mild year round with the average temperature in the winter being 64 degrees. October-May is a great time to visit whether you are tenting or RVing and offers less crowds and whale sightings as this is their migration period. Forest Service is enforcing the 2 car per site maximum at the campground.
The campsite must be occupied the first night and each subsequent night of the reserved period. If the site is not occupied by 7 a.m. the following morning the reservation is cancelled. The holder of the reservation will be charged a two day minimum or the total amount paid for the site, whichever is greater. No Refunds will be given due to weather or road conditions. Refunds will not be provided if cancellations are not made 24 hours in advance of reservation.
Jun 22 2010 to Jun 14 2011
Jan 01 2010 -
Dec 31 2010
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Jan 01 2011 -
Dec 31 2011
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Campground Phone: 805-434-1996
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777
Plaskett Creek Campground Reservations