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Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

Overview
Visitors may enjoy redwoods, conifers, oaks, open meadows and great views of the Pacific and Big Sur gorge. Big Sur Lodge is located in the park. The lodge has 61 guest rooms, a conference center, meeting rooms, a cafe, and a grocery store with many accessible features. Located on Highway One at Big Sur. Phone 831-667-2315

Camping
Ten designated accessible campsites provide accessible tables and fire rings, and are usable. Some sites have hard packed dirt surfaces; others have thick duff or loose soil. All campsites have water spigots nearby, some with accessible designs. Restrooms with showers. Five designated accessible facilities are available and generally accessible. Routes of Travel. Generally accessible paths connect sites and restrooms. Campfire Center. The Campfire Center and adjacent restroom is currently closed for remodeling.

Picnic Area
August, 2013 -The main picnic area has recently been improved and includes accessible parking, tables, restrooms and routes of travel that connect facilites throughout the area including a raised deck and ramp system that connects to the Big Sur Lodge.

Trails
The Nature Trail is just over 1/4 mile long and can be accessed from trails near the lodge or from the second day use parking lot.

Other Information
Big Sur Lodge. Accessibility improvements have been made. Parking for autos and vans is accessible. Please call the Lodge concession at 800-424-4787 to see if your needs can be met.
Campground store and laundry. Accessible parking is available. An accessible path leads to store and laundry, but store aisles are narrow. Staff is available to assist customers in the store. Laundry room has adequate clear space to maneuver and assistance is available for reaching coin boxes.

Definitions & Terms
Accessible
Meets all or most of the current accessibility standards; most visitors with disabilities will not need assistance.
Generally accessible
Meets many current codes and has few barriers, but some visitors with disabilities may need assistance.
Usable
Meets some current codes but has some barriers; many visitors with disabilities may require assistance.
Designated accessible
Describes facilities that have been set aside and usually signed or “designated” accessible because they met accessibility codes when built. Such facilities may vary from newer suggested guidelines in specified ways, and improvements may be planned or ongoing. Minor variations from guidelines are not usually described. This term is often used for parking spaces that are reserved for visitors with disabilities even though there may be minor issues with slope, signage, or size.


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