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State Park Activities


Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park has an active program of guided hikes, Junior Rangers, and Ranger Cubs programs through the summer months. You'll find a variety of activities suitable for the whole family. Junior Ranger, and Ranger Cubs program activities are 5 days a week, Monday-Thursday and Saturdays.

Junior Ranger State Park activities run Memorial Day weekend (May 24-26) to Labor Day Weekend.

January and February (weekends)
10:00 am - Noon
California State Parks is proud to present Ranger guided whale watching and California condor spotting. Come celebrate with us the migration of the California Gray Whales off the Big Sur Coast and keep an eye on the sky for soaring condors. Meet at the vista point on Highway 1 at mile marker 37 just north of Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Drop in. Rangers will be available.
On-going tours and visitor centers:
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. Tours- Saturday: 10 a.m., 2 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m., and Wednesday: 10 a.m., 2 p.m. Admission Adult: $12.00; Ages 6-17: $5.00; Age 5 and under: free. www.pointsur.org

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. when a volunteer is available.

Ernst Ewoldsen Nature Center
Located near the Pfeiffer Falls/Valley View trailhead is open for visitors Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m.  Come discover what lives here!

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 Basin Complex Fire of 2008 and winter mudflows. Oak Grove and Pfeiffer Falls trails remain closed due to damages. Please stay out of all closed areas.