Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur

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Must see · Beach · State Park
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. Make Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park part of your personalized Big Sur itinerary using our Big Sur attractions planner.
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  • Don't waste your time with this park at the present. It is a long drive to get there from anywhere (only the road from the north is open), and when you get there it turns out that all but one very...  more »
  • Spectacular views. The park had some trails closed but it’s a great small park. The ride up I. Route 1 is amazing  more »
  • Amazing Natural beauty 😍
  • Love the falls it was toobad. We couldnt walk all the way down it was Partially open so you could see but couldn't go to beach all the way. let's open these parks so we can see our beautiful outdoor stuff.

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