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Plaskett Creek Campground - Los Padres National Forest

19 Reviews

About This Campground

National Forest

Los Padres National Forest

Plaskett Creek Campground offers a beautiful location just minutes from Sand Dollar Beach, 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…

Fee Info

6 PEOPLE, 1 VEHICLE

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Unknown
  • AT&T
    Good
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Cabins

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Water Hookups
  • Big Rig Friendly

Reviews

19 Reviews of Plaskett Creek Campground - Los Padres National Forest

Ratings Breakdown

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  • 12
  • 7
KThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2021

Family friendly campground in Big Sur

My husband was so excited to return to this campground he visited 8 years ago and was pretty disappointed in the changes. They’ve recently cut down a lot of trees and shrubs between sites, so there’s no real privacy. What used to be a beautiful sandy beach just across the street is now a rocky…

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Month of VisitMay
Jared F.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2021

Great staff and nice escape

Stopped here for a night on my way up the coast on a solo trip. Nice grounds and pleasant staff. Can’t wait to return!

Month of VisitApril
V
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2021

Great location, ok site

Road to BLM site we wanted to go to was closed. Luckily got a site here as a walk in right by the entrance. Sites are close together. Whole campground is pretty shaded under big trees. Up the road is a much nicer campground on the other side of highway 1 that had full sun all day, and a great…

Location

Plaskett Creek Campground - Los Padres National Forest is located in California

Directions

From San Luis Obispo, travel north on Highway 1 for approximately 65 miles to the campground. From Monterey, travel south on Highway 1 for approximately 50 miles to the campground.

Coordinates

35.91722208 N
121.46500036 W

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About This Campground

Plaskett Creek Campground offers a beautiful location just minutes from Sand Dollar Beach, 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.

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.

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.

ADA Access: N

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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