Description - Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park has 800 acres of redwoods, conifers, oaks, sycamores, cottonwoods, maples, alders and willows that are interspersed with open meadows.
- Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park has 800 acres of redwoods, conifers, oaks, sycamores, cottonwoods, maples, alders and willows that are interspersed with open meadows. Wildlife includes wild boars, raccoons, skunks, and birds, such as water ouzels and belted kingfishers.
Recreation - Hikers can enjoy the many scenic loops, including a self-guided nature loop. Overlooks provide spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and the Big Sur Gorge. Campsites are along the Big Sur River. The Big Sur Lodge operates room and cabin accommodations.
Climate - Climate in the Central Coast varies greatly with elevation and the amount of coastal influence. Areas with more coastal influence experience moderate temperatures year round with fog likely from June through mid-August. Plan your coastal visit in the late summer or fall to ensure the best conditions for viewing the scenery. Also, occasional clear days between winter and spring storms are incomparable. Areas further inland experience greater temperature extremes, with relatively cooler winters and hot summers. Inland areas often receive frost on winter nights. As throughout most of California most of the precipitation comes in the winter months, with April through October normally very dry.
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park is located 26 miles south of Carmel on Highway One.