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Big Sur Streamside Campgrounds

Camping Can Be Very Romantic
Especially at Big Sur Streamside Campgrounds

This is how Big Sur Streamside Campgrounds can be romantic. Do you love falling asleep to the sounds of gurgling water in a brook or stream? Love to be able to take a little dip after a long hike, or float on a raft or tube along with the river current? How about trout fishing out the front door of your tent?

And when it's just the two of you, getting away from the hustle and bustle, carving out time for one another, and enjoying the peace of nature at its best - trรจs romantique!

Streamside camps are exactly the Big Sur campgrounds you're looking for! Camping along the Big Sur or the Nacimiento Rivers provides opportunities galore for enjoying all the benefits of streamside living during your next camping trip!

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Big Sur Streamside Campgrounds:
Big Sur Campground and Cabins

Big Sur Campground is the perfect family campground compound, with hot showers, a store, laundry facilities, and a variety of activities to keep everyone in the family busy.

The facility is open to camping all year and reservations are necessary.

Your options at Big Sur Campground are practically endless. Choose a tent campsite with fire pit and picnic table; or a tent cabin with a queen-size bed, linens and blankets; maybe an RV site with hook-ups, fire pit and picnic table; or a fully-stocked cabin for the lazy (read "smart") camper in you.

Situated in the midst of a redwood forest along the Big Sur River, it's got to be one of the most beautiful of Big Sur campgrounds!

Thousands of people choose Big Sur Campground every year and here's why:

  • The beautiful setting
  • Tubing on the Big Sur River
  • Camping in the forest, but with all the amenities
  • Lots and lots of things to see and do

Big Sur Streamside Campgrounds:
Fernwood Resort

Fernwood Resort is another all-purpose compound with the added benefits that it includes a motel, a tavern, a restaurant, and an espresso bar. Who says camping has to be primitive!

Located amongst the redwoods along the Big Sur River, it's open year-round, and reservations are necessary.

You'll find a variety of accommodations at this Big Sur streamside campground: tent camping sites; RV sites with hook-ups; tent cabins; and don't forget the motel. There are two bath houses with hot showers, and there's even WiFi available, so you can bring your work along. (Just kidding about the work! You want to keep in touch with family, right?)

Why choose Fernwood?

  • Beautiful setting with river and Redwoods, plus proximity to Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
  • Every creature comfort you could ever want
  • It's home to the Albino Redwood (a rare phenomenon, this Redwood tree has no chlorophyll and it's needles are white)
  • Weekend music events

Big Sur Streamside Campgrounds:
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

Pfeiffer Big Sur SP; CC Daniel PeckhamPfeiffer Big Sur SP; CC Daniel Peckham

Pfeiffer Big Sur campground is one of the most popular of the Big Sur campgrounds - people come here to enjoy the beautiful forests, the flower-filled meadows, the streams and rivers, the hiking and nature study that everyone finds so spectacular in Big Sur.

The Big Sur River runs through, and some of the campsites run along the river. Pfeiffer is open year-round for camping.

Don't feel like camping this trip? Try the Big Sur Lodge, which is located inside the park.There are 204 camping sites for either tent or RV, but there are no
hook-ups for RVs. The camps are scattered throughout the area, and each site has a picnic table.

You'll find restrooms, showers, food service, and supplies available - even WiFi. There are exhibits and programs, hiking loops, nature walks, and swimming available if you want to do more than just veg out.

The draw at Pfeiffer State Park campground:

  • There's a reason it's so popular - beautiful setting, lots to do, facilities like restrooms and showers
  • Forests, waterways, hiking loops
  • Proximity to all the other activities in Big Sur - beaches, shops, restaurants, taverns, etc.

Big Sur Streamside Campgrounds:
Ponderosa Campground

Ponderosa Campground is a family campground with campsites nestled along the Nacimiento River trout stream under the trees, about thirteen miles east of Highway 1 - take the Nacimiento-Ferguson Road to County Road G-14.

Ponderosa is open year-round and is first-come, first served, although you can make reservations six months in advance for May 1st to September 30th.

There are 23 sites at this Big Sur streamside campground - RVs are not advised though. Each campsite has a fire ring, a picnic table, and a pedestal grill.

It's recommended that you keep your food secured here as raccoon are rather pesky about getting into your supplies! You'll find drinkable water available from Spring Break to Thanksgiving.

The draw at Ponderosa Campground:

  • The Nacimiento River with its trout fishing and places for a cool dip
  • Camping in the forest
  • Hiking opportunities
  • Nearby Mission San Antonio, with its museum, chapel, Indian graveyard, and aqueducts

Big Sur Streamside Campgrounds:
Riverside Campground and Cabins

Riverside offers tent camping sites with picnic tables and fire pits,
RV sites with picnic tables and fire pits, and cabins, all in an idyllic setting amongst the Redwoods along the Big Sur River. And - get this! - they even offer on-site massages. How decadent is that!

It's open all year and you will need reservations.

There are 45 camping sites and 11 cabins with shared or private decks, and hook-ups for your RVing comfort. You'll find clean restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities, plus lots of activities like seasonal fishing, tubing and swimming in the river, and nearby hiking.

The draw for Riverside Campground:

  • There's nothing like a good massage after a day of hiking!
  • Redwoods and river - a great combination
  • Proximity to the shops and restaurants of Big Sur

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