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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur
(4.6/5 based on 1,100+ 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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  • Enjoyed the hike, the Rangers was able to point out the condors that fly over each afternoon. Take note most of the trails are closed right now because of the recent fires. 
  • Fabulous spot ! Don't miss this beautiful area. Short drive from Carmel ! We stayed at Glen Oaks for 2 nights and enjoyed all of Big Sur ! 
  • The best stop on Highway 1. The place is beautiful and peaceful. Easy access, but not a lot of cell phone reception. Is a great place to visit and relax with family and friends. Not to mention the photos to register this unforgettable moment. The Park is very clean and has parking lot
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