No dogs left behind. When we camp the dogs come along. Our friends invited us to join them on their annual camping trip to Kirk Creek in Big Sur and we were more than happy to say yes. In total there were four dogs and five humans.
This camping adventure led us to Kirk Creek Campground located on the bluffs of Big Sur. We had epic views of the rugged coastline. As an added bonus the moon was full and the weather was great!
About Kirk Creek Campground
Undoubtedly the best campground in Big Sur because it’s on the west side of the highway. You get unobstructed one hundred and eighty degree ocean views. If you dig a little some might complain about the lack of facilities. In a way I really like this because it this keeps the crowds down. I love all things camping and limited facilities don’t bother me. I like the rugged lifestyle. Location wise it’s at the southern part of Big Sur. (See Map)
If you need 800 count sheets and room service, this place is not for you. If you need flushing toilets. Keep driving to the next lodging option.
Although there are only 33 camp sites, they are fairly well spaced out so you don’t feel like you’re on top of your neighbors. With the exception of camp site 1 and 2 that are next to the road, and 2A next to the camp host, you can’t really go wrong with any of the site locations.
We happened to stay in site 7 which offered fantastic views. If I were to try make a reservation for the next time I might try for site 8 which was in front of us.