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California State ParkPfeiffer Big Sur State Park has an active guided hikes, Junior Rangers, and Ranger Cubs programs through the summer months; Memorial Day through Labor Day. A series of activities for the whole family. Park day use fees apply for Nature Walks and daytime activities.

Be sure to check out the Calendar of Events for other music, arts, and activities going on in Big Sur. In addition to what is listed on this website, other websites list their own music and calendar of events. So be sure to check around on the web or while you're in Big Sur for entertainment that suits your fancy.

State Park Activities

*Park Day use fees apply for nature walks and activities.
All programs meet at the Campfire Center.

All programs meet at the Campfire Center in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

Ernst Ewoldsen Nature Center
Located along the Warden's Path on the south side of the Big Sur River is open for visitors every day from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Come discover what lives here in the park!

Molera Ranch House Museum
Find out what it was like to live in Big Sur 100 years ago? Located at Andrew Molera State Park, the Ranch House is open for visitors Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

California Condor Discovery Center
Come learn about the magnificent condors and the reintroduction program run by the Ventana Wildlife Society. The center is open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located at Andrew Molera State Park.

Thank you for visiting Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. Please be patient as we work to re-open areas of the park after the Soberanes Fire and winter storm damage. Buzzards Roost, Pfeiffer Falls, Valley View, Mount Manual and the Big Sur Gorge remain closed due to damages. For the latest information visit the Big Sur Station or Park Entrance kiosk. Please stay out of all closed areas and watch for falling rocks and trees in these zones.


Point Sur Lightstation State Historic Park Tours
"Walking Tour into the Past" Volunteer led, three-hour walking tour on paved road. The walk is less than a mile but with a rise in elevation of 300'. Meet along the West Side of Highway 1, ¼ mile north of Pt. Sur Naval facility. Arrive early. Tour size limited.

Summer Hours

(April through October)
Saturday & Wednesday 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM

Winter Hours
(September through March):
Saturdays and Sundays : 10:00 AM
Wednesdays: 1:00 PM

Adult $12.00
Ages 6-17: $5.00
Age 5 and under: free.

Point Sur Lightstation’s 12th annual Halloween Tours
On October 21 & 28, an evening of ghostly fun will begin with a walking tour to the lighthouse in time to watch the sunset, then on to the Barn where a light buffet will be served. Later, Pt. Sur’s professional actor/storyteller, Kevin Hanstick, will recount stories of Pt. Sur’s ghostly past. One of our “paranormal investigators” will share recordings from Pt. Sur’s ghost hunts. If you dare, explore inside one of our real haunted houses, the un-restored Triplex. Dessert and hot drinks will be served in the Visitor Center.

Cost: A $90 donation, tax deductible as allowed by law. No refunds unless tickets are resold.

No children under 6. Tour size limited to the first 40 people who reserve places.

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