Calendar of Events

State Park Activities

+ONGOING - State Park activities for the whole family

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Day Use Parking lots one and two are open for picnic areas.
OPEN TRAILS: Gorge, Mount Manuel, Buzzard's Roost, Valley View, Liewald Flats, Redwood Deck, Nature Trail, River Path and Warden’s Path. 
CLOSED TRAILS: Pfeiffer Falls and the Pine Ridge trails.
Campfire Program begins Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Andrew Molera State Park is open to the beach via the Creamary Meadow Trail.

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park April 4, 2019: Due to severe storm damage to the park's entrance station and restroom, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park will be closed until further notice.  The McWay waterfall can still be seen from the pullout just north of the park entrance on Highway 1 near mile marker 36.2.  Please check the website periodically for updates.
For more details, please visit our press release:
CLOSED TRAILS: Ewoldsen, Tanbark, Waters and the Tinhouse Fire Road trails.

Garrapata State Park Trails west of Highway 1 are open. Soberanes Canyon Trail is partially open. It will be open exclusively from the main, gated trailhead across from Gate 8 of the Garrapata coastal trail. Hikers will be able to proceed to the back of the canyon along the 1.25 mile length of the trail. It will be an out and back hike since the Rocky Ridge portion of the trail will remain closed due to hazardous conditions.

Pfeiffer Beach is open.

Point Sur Lightstation is closed for repair and expected to open in "late fall."

Music Calendar


Dear guests, friends and family. 

It is with a heavy heart that Fernwood will be cancelling our music events for the months of March through August. The Grill, motel and campground are open as of June 12, 2020.

Grill Hours: 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

Grocery Store Hours: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM.


Your friends at Fernwood Resort 

Diana Ballantyne
General Manager

+HIPNIC XII rescheduled for May 21-23, 2021


Hello HIPNIC attendees.
2020…what a year!
The music will see us through.
Be kind to others and get outdoors into nature.
Due to the General Admission camping that is allowed specifically for HIPNIC weekend, we have concluded that it is not possible to proceed with HIPNIC in its current general admission, camping one big family, style set up.

We are moving HIPNIC to May 21-23, 2021. All your weekend passes for HIPNIC 2020 will automatically transfer to HIPNIC 2021. If you choose to request a refund you have until Monday, September 14th at 5PM to do so.

If you have a reservation for Thursday 9/24/20 at Fernwood, you need to call Fernwood 831-667-2422 to either extend into the weekend or move or cancel those reservations.
The good news is….If you choose to still come to Big Sur on September 25-27 you can book a specific campsite, room, tent cabin or cabin thru your friends at Fernwood. The better news is….

In the spirit of the weekend we will be hosting 4 Mother Hips socially distanced ultra low capacity seated shows at Henry Miller Library. These tickets are extremely limited and a temperature check and mask will be required for entry. There is a special HIPNIC buyers pre-sale for these 4 shows that will be from high noon today until 10am on Wed, September 2nd.

The private pre-sale password for those 4 shows is: “cashmerehills”.

The four Mother Hips socially distanced seated show dates & times are:
Friday, September 25 at High Noon
Friday, September 25 at 4pm
Friday, September 25 at 8pm
Saturday, September 26 at High Noon
(((fyp))) & Fernwood Resort