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Big Sur Private Campgrounds

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Not quite into the whole hiking-in ten or twenty miles to sleep in a pup tent on the ground and making your morning coffee over a barely-has-one-burner-backpacking-campstove for your next visit to Big Sur?

But, still, you'd really like to have that out-of-doors, I'm communing-with-nature thing going on.

Well, Big Sur's private campgrounds are exactly what you're looking for then! A little pricier than other campgrounds, but you know what they say - you get what you pay for!

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Big Sur Private Campgrounds
Big Sur Campground and Cabins

Big Sur River
Big Sur River; © Cbiggers

Big Sur Campground is the perfect family campground compound with hot showers, store, laundry, and activities.

There's something for everyone at this lovely private campground! It's in a Redwood forest, right along Big Sur River.

The facility is open all year and reservations are necessary.

Options at Big Sur Campground are practically endless. You'll find tent campsites with a fire pit; tent cabins with a queen-size bed, linens and blankets; RV sites with hook-ups and a fire pit; and fully-stocked cabins for the "lazy" camper (or maybe it's "smart" camper).

The draw at this Big Sur private campground:

  • Tubing on the Big Sur River
  • Camping in the forest, but with all the amenities
  • Lots and lots of things to do

Big Sur Private Campgrounds
Fernwood Resort

Fernwood Resort Office
Fernwood Resort Office;
(CC) Neven Mrgan

Fernwood Resort is another all-purpose compound with the added benefit of a motel, tavern, restaurant, and espresso bar. Located amongst the redwoods along the Big Sur River, it's open year-round, and reservations are necessary.

You'll find a variety of accommodations at this Big Sur private campground: tent camping sites; RV sites with hook-ups; and tent cabins; as well as the motel. There are 2 bath houses with hot showers, and there's even WiFi available, so you can bring your work along. (Just kidding about the work! You want to keep in touch with family, right?)

Why Fernwood?

  • Beautiful setting with river and Redwoods with proximity to Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
  • Every creature comfort you could ever want
  • It's home to the Albino Redwood (a rare phenomenon, this Redwood tree has no chlorophyll and it's needles are white)
  • Weekend music events

Big Sur Private Campgrounds
Riverside Campground and Cabins

Tubing Big Sur Rive
Tubing Big Sur River;
(CC) Tim Bellomo

Riverside offers tent camping sites with picnic tables and fire pits, RV sites with picnic tables and fire pits, and cabins in an idyllic setting amongst the Redwoods along the Big Sur River. And - get this! - they even offer on-site massages. How decadent is that!

This Big Sur private campground is open all year and you will need reservations.

There are 45 camping sites and 11 cabins with shared or private decks, and hook-ups for your RVing comfort. You'll find clean restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities, plus lots of activities like fishing (seasonal), tubing and swimming in the river, and hiking nearby.

The draw for Riverside Campground:

  • There's nothing like a good massage after a day of hiking!
  • Redwoods and river - a great combination
  • Proximity to the shops and restaurants of Big Sur

Big Sur Private Campgrounds
Treebones Resort

Treebones Yurt Interio
Treebones Yurt Interior;
(CC) Toby Bradbury

Treebones Resort is a truly unique experience! This charming Big Sur private campground is positioned on a bluff overlooking the majestic Pacific Ocean, there's not a bad view in the place.

Remember when we mentioned camping in a yurt? Here's the place! In addition to the views and the yurts, there are campsites, a restaurant, and something new - a "human nest" created by Jayson Fann.

Open all year and reservations are necessary.

You'll find 16 beautiful yurts - fabric walls and roof around a wood lattice frame - furnished and cozy; 5 campsites; a heated swimming pool and spa, a store, and a central Guest Services building for showers and laundry.

  • Why stay at Treebones?

    You mean besides bragging rights? "Oh, didn't I mention? We stayed in a yurt." (Spoken in a very casual tone, of course.)
  • Spectacular views of the Pacific, especially sitting on the deck of your yurt with a cocktail in hand - they call them "Sundowners" in Africa - while, appropriately, the sun drops into the sea
  • The warm and friendly ambiance created by the owners and staff

Big Sur Private Campgrounds
Ventana Campground

Ventana Campgroun
Ventana Campground;
(CC) Dan Thomas

Ventana Campground - one of the most popular of private campgrounds in Big Sur - has reopened after being closed for a couple of years while they renovated.

Many a camper who has spent annual family vacations here has rejoiced at their reopening.

Ventana Campground is popular for the privacy of its campsites. Located along Post Canyon and Post Creek, the camp is widely scattered through a dense Redwood forest, up and down side canyons, and along ridges. It's open year-round and reservations are needed.

Each of Ventana's 92 campsites is different from the others, but all contain a fire ring, a picnic table, and nearby drinkable water. There's a small camp store, and three bath houses with flush toilets, electricity, and hot showers.

Reasons to choose Ventana Big Sur:

  • Seclusion and privacy of campsites
  • Beautiful Redwood forest setting
  • Proximity to Big Sur's beaches and hiking trails, plus it's not far from the restaurants, shops, and taverns of Big Sur

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