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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur

(4.7/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
Featuring forests, granite cliffs, 2,500-year-old sequoia trees, and a 24 m (80 ft) waterfall that drops into the Pacific, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park offers hiking, camping, and scuba diving. The camping areas overlook the ocean, providing opportunities for whale watching. See the remains of McWay house, dedicated to the memory of Julia Pfeiffer Burns--a famous rancher of Big Sur. If you wish to camp at the site, you'll have a picnic table, fire ring, and restrooms provided. Make sure you take water, firewood, and clothes for changeable weather. A visit to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Big Sur vacation route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • The walk down to view the waterfall was a bit challenging and parking was not good. But if if you can find a parking spot, it is worth stopping to enjoy the view. We parked along the side of the road ...  more »
  • The Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park offers magnificent views of coast and sea. Worth is a (longer) stop.
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  • Once we found this spot (minimal to no road signs are displayed, so know your GPS coordinates or look for a packed car parking area along the highway!) we thoroughly enjoyed the views and walkway to t...  more »