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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; Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. You'll find a variety of activities suitable for the whole family.

State Park Activities
*Park Day use fees apply for nature walks and activities if you park inside the park.

Join us next Memorial Day weekend for the kick-off of our summer programming.


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.
Winter Hours:
(November through March)
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 AM
Wednesday: 1:00 PM

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

Adult: $12.00
Ages 6-17: $5.00
Age 5 and under: free.
Whale Watching Tour; Friday, April 3.
Moonlight Tours begin April 4. See schedule on their website.

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 & Sunday from 11:00 am to 3:00 p.m. when docents are available.

California Condor Discovery Center
Open Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day through Labor Day

10:00 am - 4:00 pm, including holidays.
Come visit the Discovery Center in Big Sur, California located at Andrew Molera State Park. At the Discovery Center, you can see and interact with the exhibit Bringing the Condors Home and learn about condors and the efforts to recover the birds to the wild.

The Discovery Center is a great place for anyone interested in spending time in beautiful Big Sur, going on breathtaking hikes with views of the mountains and ocean. Bring your family or friends and have a picnic, sign up for tours or interact with on-site biologists and naturalists. The Discovery Center is open to the public and free of charge and was created and managed by the Ventana Wildlife Society.