Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur

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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. Make Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park part of your personalized Big Sur itinerary using our Big Sur attractions planner .
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  • We headed here to see the waterfall that goes into the ocean. The trail was closed partway through. Although we were able to get a couple photos, we were not able to explore as much as I had expected.  more »
  • Had this on the list as a must do following our time at Pfeiffer Beach. It’s 11 miles south of beach & an interesting drive. When you arrive, park along Highway vs in park to save the $10 parking, or ...  more »
  • We went to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park to see the waterfalls. It was April (2018) so there was no lack of water-flow. This being said - the $10 cost to get into the park isn't worth it. There are ...  more »
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