Let's Go
Camping...
[x]
Find Sites





Find your spot

Find other facilities on map

For more information on Forest
Safety click here

 

PLASKETT CREEK CAMPGROUND, CA

part ofLos Padres National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

Plaskett Creek Campground offers a beautiful location just minutes from one of the largest and most popular beaches in central California. The campground gives visitors access to a variety of outdoor activities, including water play and exploration of the surrounding hills and forests. The family-friendly campground offers comfortably equipped sites, allowing anyone to enjoy a relaxing stay in the Los Padres National Forest.

Natural Features:

The campground is located in west-central California, on the east side of Highway 1. Sand Dollar Beach, the largest sandy beach in the Big Sur area, is just south of the campground. The Pacific Ocean borders the campground to the west and the surf can be heard at many campsites.

The campground has a park-like setting, under a scattered canopy of mature Monterey pine and cypress trees. Cedar trees provide a fragrant aroma. All sites are grassy. The campground is situated at an elevation of about 200 feet in the Los Padres National Forest.

Wildlife in the area includes fox, bobcat, deer and raccoon. Mountain lions and bears are occasionally seen in the area, although they have never entered the campground.

Recreation:

A short walk leads to Sand Dollar Beach, a very popular spot for surfing, fishing, swimming, exploring, sunbathing and more. Fishing permits are required for anyone over age 16. Anglers can expect a catch of yellow perch and other coastal surf fish. The beach is dog-friendly, as long as dogs are leashed and waste is picked up.

A variety of trails exist along the beach, which lead to the bluffs that overlook the beach and coves in the area. Additional hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails can be accessed within a short drive from the campground, and offer scenic views of waterfalls, redwood groves and mountain meadows and streams.

Facilities:

The campground offers single-family sites, as well as three group campsites, for tent and RV camping. Group sites can accommodate up to 40 people and 10 vehicles. Extra vehicles will be charged an additional fee. Utility hookups are not available.

Individual campsites are each equipped with a table and campfire ring with grill. Flush toilets, sinks and drinking water are provided throughout the campground. An accessible flush toilet is located near Site 10. Group sites are equipped with several tables, grills and campfire circles. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided in the group area.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Circles
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • RV sites
  • Tables
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Beach Access
  • Biking
  • Day Use Area
  • Fishing
  • Fuel Available
  • Grocery Store
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Hunting
  • Surfing
  • Trailheads
Know Before You Go
  • Poison oak is abundant in the area
  • Limit of 2 vehicles per site; additional vehicles are not permitted
  • Click here for more information on the Los Padres National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
35.91722, -121.465
35°55'2"N, 121°27'54"W

From San Luis Obispo, take Highway 1 north for approximately 60 miles to the campground.

From Monterey, take Highway 1 south for approximately 55 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

PLASKETT CREEK CAMPGROUND
P.O. BOX 1018
TEMPLETON  CA  93465

Phone Number:

Information:  (805)434-1996
Recreation.gov helps you discover and book trips to all of America's public places.
Learn more about us, or about any of our agency partners below:
Bureau of Land Management Federal Highway Administration National Oceanic Atmosphere Administration Smithsonian Institution USDA Forest Service US Army Corps of Engineers US Fish and Wildlife Service National Park Service Bureau of Engraving and Printing Tennessee Valley Authority Bureau of Reclamation National Archives Records Administration

Agency Partners