A Guide to California's Big Sur

Along the Highway

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

It is Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park of which many people immediately think when "Big Sur" is mentioned. It has a lodge with accommodations, a very large campground, and beautiful waterfalls (upper and lower Pfeiffer Falls) that are accessible by a short trail. Big Sur Lodge Restaurant and Espresso House serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The park is sheltered by the canyon walls and its large trees, so it is a good place to relax. Though it lies along Highway 1, it is well inland in the Big Sur River Valley, not along the coast.

There is another state park nearby with "Pfeiffer" in its name, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and another with "Sur" in its name, Point Sur Lightstation State Historic Park.


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Highway 1 at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Lower Pfeiffer Fall, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Big Sur Lodge, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Accommodations and swimming pool, Big Sur Lodge Campground, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park