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Roadtreking: Two weeks in Big Sur’s Kirk Creek Campground

From the bloggers at Roadtreking.

Sharon and I just wrapped up a most wonderful experience, camping right on the Pacific Ocean in the middle of Big Sur. For two weeks. It has really been beautiful and relaxing and restorative and everything else we could ask for, so let me give you a little background about Kirk Creek National Forest Campground and why this is such a special place to us.

Looking north up the coast after we went inland and uphill a bit – campground is lower left.

We first stayed here in late October 2011, our first year of fulltiming, stumbling upon an open spot as we headed south down the Pacific Coast Highway before legging it for Florida – I had to get home by the end of the month because my tag was expiring.  It’s a 33 spot campground on a small sloping bench maybe a hundred feet above the ocean, and back then it was all first some first serve, so we lucked out because they happened to have a spot. There’s no electricity, no water, no dump, no cellphone service, and the nearest amenities are either 55 miles north in Carmel, or 40 miles south in San Simeon/Cambria.  So you have to come prepared. We didn’t have enough time in 2011 to thoroughly enjoy it, but it went right to the top of our list of places to revisit.

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