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Julia Pfeiffer Burns California State Park Parking Lot Picture: California camping trip vacation photo of the State Park parking lot, all outdoor recreation at the park centers around this one parking lot. Click to enlarge this Julia Pfeiffer Burns California State Park picture.
Tunnel at Julia Pfeiffer Burns California State Park for trail under P.C.H. 1 picture: California camping trip vacation photo of a cool tunnel that goes from the state park parking lot trail under the Pacific Coast Highway 1 leading to the McWay Waterfall overlook; the trail left from here leads to the ecological campground. Click to enlarge this cool trail tunnel under P.C.H. 1 to McWay Waterfall overlook at Julia Pfeiffer Burns California State Park picture.
Trail to the ecological campground picture: this is the trail that leads to the two campsites at Julia Pfeiffer Burns California State Park ecological campground. Click to enlarge this campground trail picture.
Little stream through the California coastal redwood forest landscape picture: this little stream flows right through these redwood trees and beside the parking lot, there is a trail that follows it up, I think it is McWay Creek. Click to enlarge this beautiful stream in the redwood forest at Julia Pfeiffer Burns California State Park picture.
McWay Falls   picture: most beautiful and most often photographed waterfall on Big Sur coast McWay waterfall . Click to enlarge this beautiful Pacific Ocean California coast picture of McWay Falls Big Sur waterfall that sometimes falls directally into the Pacific Ocean.
Pacific Ocean California Coast rugged cliffs beautiful landscape  picture: California camping trip vacation Pacific Ocean view photo taken from  Big Sur ecological campground at Julia Pfeiffer Burns Califronia State Park. Click to enlarge this Pacific Ocean California coastal view from the campground picture.

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Photograph of the highway signage in front of this best Big Sur California campground Julia Pfeiffer Burns California State Park Environmental Campground; Click to enlarge campground Pacific Coast Highway 1 sign to locate Julia Pfeiffer Burns California State Park Environmental Campground photo.
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Fire Damage Notice, some trails and parks closed because of fire damage.

NOTE(10/03/12): Trails on the west side of Highway 1, including the McWay Falls Overlook trail, Partington Cove, and the environmental campsites, are open for public use and enjoyment. The picnic area is also open. All trails on the east side of Highway 1, are also back open except Ewoldson trail which will remain closed until further notice due to extremely hazardous trail conditions caused by the fire and winter mudslides. Please carefuly observe closure signs.
Description:
Julia Pfeiffer Burns California State Park is a beautiful park and camping there is limited and primitive but beautiful, unique, has nice ocean views and in a very nice location among the granite boulders Cypress and Pines on the ocean bluff; there are only 2 environmental tent campsites for 1 to 8 people each with a picnic table with attached cupboard, a pedestal barbecue and a fire pit, water and restrooms are by the park entrance that are a short walk, reservations are a must.! There is no kiosk or ranger station at this state park registration takes place 11 or 12 miles up the highway at Big Sur Ranger Station or Pfeiffer Big Sur. When I checked campsite fees were $15.00 or $20.00 per night although many state park fees seem to be increasing.
Location: The park is on the Pacific Coast Highway One 12 miles south of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, 4 miles north of Esalen Hot Springs. 36° 9.53 - 121° 40.22
Photo of one of the 2 enviornmental campsites on the coastal bluff above a beautiful Pacific Ocean Cove in the shade of Monterey Cypress Trees. Click to enlarge this photo of the enviornmental walk in campsite at Julia Pfeiffer Burns California State Park enviornmental campground.
Camping Facilities: nice picnic areas, forest trails, restrooms, 2 shady environmental walk in ocean bluff campsites, easy trail to most beautiful and photographed waterfall on Big Sur coast.
Photo of the sign that explanin how the Pelton Wheel that provided electricity from McWay Creek in the 1940'sworked; a historic display at Julia Pfeiffer Burns California State Park of a Pelton Wheel that helped generate electricity in the 1940's for the residence and this sign that explains how a Pelton Wheel works. Click to enlarge the photograph of this sign that explains the historic Pelton Wheel at Julia Pfeiffer California State Park in Big Sur.
Activities: Nice serine redwood forests, picnic, hike, terrific ocean views, short trail to famous waterfall, (McWay Falls Trail), environmental camping, no access to beach.
Close by Points of Interest: Located just south of the Big Sur Valley it is not to far to Big Sur's shops, and famous restaurant Nepenthe and the Phoenix Gift Shop Art Gallery at Napenthe Big Sur California is along the way. Beach access is just a short scenic drive up the Pacific Coast Highway to Pfeiffer Beach or south to Mill Creek Beach or Sand Dollar Beach.
Pets & Misc. Regulations: Pets are not allowed at the campgrounds or on the trails, they must be on a 6 foot max leash in the developed areas.
Helpful Hints: Nice place and to hike and take pictures but you will have to plan way in advance and get reservations to camp here. Camping fees include entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer; additional vehicles will be charged per night at the park; campers should visibly display their camping reservation receipt on their windshields.


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Aerial photograph of Julia Pfeiffer Burns California Coastal State Park: the parking lot, picnic area, and restrooms are in the forested canyon area; the McWay waterfalls look-over trail takes off from the eucalyptus trees on the left and can be seen crossing the cliffside; the ecological campsites are in the trees on the ocean bluff. Click the photo for an extra large view of Julia Pfeiffer State Park area.
The parking lot, picnic area, and restrooms are in the forested canyon area; the McWay waterfalls look-over trail takes off from the eucalyptus trees on the left and can be seen crossing the cliffside; the ecological campsites are in the trees on the ocean bluff. Click the photo for an extra large view of Julia Pfeiffer State Park area.

Campground Contact Information:
Julia Pfeiffer Burns
State of California Campground:

Big Sur Station #1
Big Sur, California 93920
Miles from Carmel: 36
Miles from Cambria: 62
PHONE: 831-667-2315
Area Information Phone:
U.S. Forestry Department
Big Sur Ranger Station:
(831) 667-2315

Reservations: Campground Reservations call 1-800-444-PARK (7275). Make camping reservations online or check campsite availability at Julia Pfeiffer Burns California State Park.
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Recreational Activities: picnicking, hiking, nature study and bird watching, photography, primative camping.



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Photo of the Pelton Wheel that provided electricity from McWay Creek; a historic display at Julia Pfeiffer Burns California State Park of a Pelton Wheel that helped generate electricity in the 1940's for the residence. Click to enlarge the photograph of this historic Pelton Wheel display at Julia Pfeiffer California State Park in Big Sur.
Photograph of a California condor in flight; a rare sight in most places I have seen a California condor twice buzzing the Pacific Coast Highway 1 near Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Click to enlarge the photo of this breathtaking giant bird the California condor in flight near Julia Pfeiffer California State Park.
Little stream running through the California coastal redwood forest landscape picture: this little stream flows right through these redwood trees and beside the Eswoldsen Trail,  a there is a trail that follows the north fork of McWay Creek. Click to enlarge this beautiful stream in the redwood forest by the Eswoldsen Trail in Julia Pfeiffer Burns California State Park picture.

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