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Camping at Weyland Canyon Campground

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General Overview

Weyland Canyon Campground is located within Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, which nestles in the heart of Big Sur on the Monterey Coast of California. It offers a beautiful natural setting surrounded by redwoods, conifers, oaks, sycamores, cottonwoods, maples, alders, and willows along the Big Sur River.

Camping Facilities and Fees


  • Tent and RV sites (check size restrictions for RVs, as some sites may not accommodate larger vehicles)
  • Basic amenities such as picnic tables and fire pits at each site
  • Restrooms with flush toilets and hot showers
  • Drinking water provided throughout the campground


  • Camping fees at Weyland Canyon Campground are typically in line with other state park fees in the area.
  • There's usually a base fee for camping, with additional costs for extra vehicles.
  • Prices are subject to change, so visitors should check the latest fees on the official California State Parks website or by contacting the park directly.



  • Campsites at Weyland Canyon can be reserved online through the California State Park reservation system or by phone.
  • Many sites can be booked up to six months in advance, and it is advisable to reserve early, especially for peak seasons and weekends.

Cancellations and Changes:

  • There may be cancellation fees, and rules around changes to reservations, so it's good to be familiar with these policies before booking.

Activities and Attractions

Outdoor Activities:

  • Hiking: Numerous trails can be accessed from the campground, ranging from easy walks to more challenging hikes.
  • Wildlife viewing: The park is a habitat for many species, including deer, raccoons, and various birds.
  • River activities: The Big Sur River offers opportunities for wading and swimming, but water activities may be seasonal and dependent on weather conditions.

Points of Interest:

  • Pfeiffer Falls: A stunning waterfall accessible by a short hike.
  • Overlook Trail: Provides breathtaking views of the Big Sur Valley and the Big Sur River Gorge.
  • Beaches: Short drives will take campers to some of the most beautiful beaches on the California coast.

Regulations and Safety

Camping Regulations:

  • Campfires may only be allowed in designated fire rings or pits, and fire restrictions can be imposed depending on conditions.
  • Quiet hours are enforced to ensure a peaceful experience for all campers.
  • Pets may be allowed but typically must be kept on a leash and are not permitted on trails.

Safety Tips:

  • Wildlife: Properly store food and dispose of trash to avoid attracting wildlife.
  • River Safety: If swimming or wading in the river, be cautious of currents and water levels.
  • Poison Oak: Common in the area, so knowing how to identify and avoid it is important.


The campground aims to provide facilities that are accessible to visitors with disabilities. However, specific conditions and availability of accessible campsites and features should be confirmed directly with the park.

Contact and Directions

Contacting the Park:

  • Phone numbers and email addresses for the park office are typically provided on the state park's official website.
  • Prior to visiting, it's a good idea to contact the park for the most current information and any alerts or closures.


  • The campground's address and directions can be obtained from the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park official page.
  • Driving directions typically involve taking Highway 1 to Big Sur and following park signage to the campground.

Local Conditions and Weather

The weather in Big Sur can be changeable, with cool, damp conditions in the winter and spring, and dry, warmer temperatures in the summer and fall. Checking the local weather forecast before heading out is advised to ensure proper gear and clothing are packed.

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