BIG SUR, Calif. June 26, 2017 – Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park in Big Sur, Calif., will reopen to the public July 1, after an 11-month closure due to the Soberanes Fire and winter storms, according to a report by YubaNet.
Visitors once again will be able to use the campground and all four day-use lots. Also, a new shuttle service will be available to visitors. A van will pick up visitors from the Andrew Molera State Park parking lot and shuttle them to various locations north of the collapsed Pfeiffer Bridge, including Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.
Located on the western slope of the Santa Lucia Mountains in Monterey County, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park offers facilities for both camping and day-only visits along the Big Sur River. Visitors can follow the river among redwoods, conifers, oaks, sycamores, cottonwoods, maples, alders and willows. A large campground accommodates hikers, bikers, car campers and RVers.
Big Sur State Park was one of many state parks in the region closed due to impacts from last year’s Soberanes Fire, which burned more than 132,000 acres, and subsequent rain systems that totaled more than 95 inches of precipitation. Other impacted state parks include Garrapata, Point Sur Light Station, Andrew Molera, Julia Pfeiffer Burns and Limekiln. Some parks continue to remain closed and others are partially open.
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