Calendar of Events

State Park Activities

+ONGOING - State Park activities for the whole family

State Park Activities

*Park Day use fees apply for nature walks and activities

Campfire CenterSaturday, May 28th
10:00 a.m.
JUNIOR RANGERS– ECOLOGY (children ages 7-12 only)

Come have some fun discovering habitats of big sur and how they are all related. Meet Park Interpreter Sara for one hour of activities at the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campfire Center.

11:30 a.m.
Ranger Cubs (ages 6 and under)

Children and parents join us for a half hour of story telling, art projects and games. Meet Sara at the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campfire Center.

8:30 p.m.
Campfire Program: Whale Tales

Join Sara for a glimpse into the underwater world of our marine giants. Learn which whales to look for along the Big Sur Coast and find out where they are going. Wear warm clothes, bring a flashlight and meet at the Campfire Center.

Sunday, May 29th
10:00 a.m. JUNIOR RANGERS (children ages 7-12 only)

Geology Rocks!!! Come have some fun with the rocks of Big Sur. Meet Park Interpreter Sara for one hour of activities and games at the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campfire Center.

11:30 a.m.
Ranger Cubs (ages 6 and under)

Children and parents join us for a half hour of story telling, art projects and games. Meet Sara at the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campfire Center near Day Use Lot #1.

1:00 p.m.
Nature Walk: "Big Sur through the Ages"

Discover how natural and cultural forces have shaped the landscape and the people who have lived here. Visit John Pfeiffer's Homestead cabin, see some of the effects of recent fire activity and look for threatened Steelhead Trout. Wear river shoes if you want to get wet. Meet Sara at the green fire gate near Day Use Lot #3.

8:30 p.m.
Campfire Program "Creatures of the Night"

Join park interpreter Sara for a peek into the night life of Big Sur. Discover how animals adapt to life in the dark during this one hour program. Wear warm clothes and bring a flashlight (red if you have one) Meet at the Pfeiffer Big Sur State park Campfire Center.

Monday, May 30th
9:00 a.m. Nature Walk: "Valleys and Vistas"

Join Sara for a moderate hike and discover the unique habitats of Big Sur. See impacts of the Basin Fire and how the forest is springing back. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water for this two hour hike. Meet at the Redwood Deck.

Saturday, June 4th
10:00 a.m. JUNIOR RANGERS– REDWOODS (children ages 7-12 only)

Come have some fun discovering our majestic California Coastal Redwoods and find out why they are so special. Meet Sara for this one-hour program of activities at the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campfire Center near Day Use Lot #1.

11:30 a.m.
Ranger Cubs (ages 6 and under)

Children and parents join us for a half hour of story telling, games and a short walk. Meet Sara at the Campfire Center.

8:30 p.m.
Campfire Program "Discovering the Past"

Join Park Interpreter Sara for some old time music and a photo history of this park. Learn who built the campground and the about people who have called this park home for the past 82 years. Wear warm clothes and bring a flashlight for this one hour program. Meet at the Campfire Center.

Sunday, June 5th
11:00 a.m. Children's Nature Walk: "Flower Power - The plants of Big Sur"

Join Sara for an hour of fun games, and a little walking. Discover the many plants of Big Sur and how they grow. All ages welcome, meet at the Campfire Center.
2:00 p.m. Nature Walk "Discovering Pfeiffer Falls" Meet Park Interpreter Sara for a moderate hike up the Valley View trail to the base of Pfeiffer Falls. This is a 1 mile one-way walk to the waterfall ~one-hour. Meet at the Redwood Deck.


Point Sur Lighthouse

"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.


Summer Hours
(April through September)
Saturdays and Wednesdays: 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Sundays: 10:00AM

Winter Hours

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

Adult $12.00
Ages 6-17: $5.00
Age 5 and under: free.
Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover accepted

Moonlight Tours
$20 Adults, $10 6-17 years, 5 and under are free.
Sunday, June 19; 7:30 PM
Monday, June 20; 7:30 PM

Tuesday, July 19; 7:30 PM
Wednesday, July 20; 7:30 PM
Wednesday, August 17; 7:30 PM
Thursday, August 18; 7:30 PM
Thursday, September 15; 6:15 PM
Friday, September 16; 6:15 PM

California Condor Discovery Center

Point Sur LighthouseCome 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.

Open Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day through Labor Day
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, including holidays

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 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. when a volunteer is available.

Music Calendar

+Saturday, May 28 ~ Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us

Songs Hot Box Harry Taught Us
10:00 PM

Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us

+Friday, June 3 ~ Karaoke

10:00 PM


+Saturday, June 4 ~ Jerry Shanahan Band

Jerry Shanahan Band
10:00 PM

Jerry Shanahan Band

+Friday, June 17 ~ CB Brand + Stephen El Rey

CB Brand + Stephen El Rey
10:00 PM

CB Brand

+Saturday, June 18 ~ Stephen El Rey + CB Brand

Stephen EL Rey + CB Brand
10:00 PM

Stephen El Rey

Stephen Rey is an American musician, artist, actor, model, songwriter, and a troubadour of sorts. He was born at the George Air Force base in the high desert of Victorville, California. His folks transferred to San Diego when he was three. At age seventeen he learned the art of hitchhiking and busking the streets of San Francisco before doing a brief stint at San Diego State University and learning the construction trade. In 1998, Rey obtained a publishing deal with Warner Chappell as a songwriter, after which his songs appeared in films and documentaries such as Embrace of the Vampire with Alyssa Milano.

Rey primarily attributes his musical influence to his childhood in El Centro – an agricultural city situated in the Imperial Valley of California. His grandfather was a selfmade, hard working truck driver/owner and rancher who measured the stature of a man by how hard he worked. Rey's grandmother owned a local Cantina where occasionally live music was brought in. Invariably, a Juke Box would be playing Johnny Cash, Rene/Rene and others. Coincidentally, Rey's grandparents on his mother's side owned two working Jukeboxes in their living room. These were leftover remnants from a failed restaurant/bar business in the border town of Mexicali. It was there that Rey gravitated towards the Jukebox; he just loved reaching up and randomly pushing the big square whitehorsetooth buttons of letters and numbers to see what songs he might surprise himself with. If he was lucky enough to pick a good one, his grandmother would just laugh, dance and have a good ole time. As a result, he discovered 50's rock 'n roll, country music, and a long lasting affinity for old Mexican love songs.

Rey's affliction for blues also expanded to jazz and murder ballads. He carries a torch and passion for those things that are slowly disappearing in our American culture. These changes are characterized in his composition, "The Old Fashioned Future." His songs dangerously tight rope honky tonk, border town barrel house country blues, and at times unpredictable rock & roll with a southern swamp. As MoJo Nixon said, it's "The Gun Club meets Memphis' Tav Falco drunk."

+Friday, June 24 ~ Karaoke

10:00 PM


+Saturday, July 2 ~ The Carolyn Sills Combo

The Carolyn Sills Combo
10:00 PM

Carolyn Sills Combo

With The Carolyn Sills Combo's debut disc, fans of 'proper country' have some new heroes," says Country Music People Magazine. A roots music group with a vintage sound older than its years, The Carolyn Sills Combo is breathing fresh life and heartfelt twang into the timeless sounds of post-war American music. Nominated for a 2016 Ameripolitan Award for Western Swing group, fans of classic country and western swing are falling in love with the band's original songs, written and produced by Sills and her longtime guitarist and husband, Gerard Egan. The Carolyn Sills Combo received 4 nominations from the Academy of Western Artists in 2014 for western swing group, western swing album, western swing song (Bad for You) and western swing female singer, all for their 2013 debut album release.

+Friday, July 15 ~ PHRAT

10:00 PM


+Saturday, July 16 ~ The Edge of Art

The Edge of Art
10:00 PM

Edge of Art

+September 23 & 24 ~ Animal Collective Camping Weekend in Big Sur


A N I M A L C O L L E C T I V E Camping Weekend in Big Sur presented by (((folkYEAH!)))

Animal Collective Weekend

A two-day Animal Collective camping festival presented by (((folkYEAH!)))

September 23rd and 24th at the Fernwood Resort in Big Sur, California, the camping festival will feature nightly performances by Animal Collective + sets by WIFE, Winter, The Range of Light Wilderness, M. Geddes Gengras and Jessica Pratt.


We are selling a limited number of two-day camping and event passes.

It is all general admission camping whether you are sleeping in a tent, an RV or under the stars. This includes the music event and camping for 2 nights 9/23 & 9/24.



If you are bringing an RV we recommend that you come in the day before the event starts or arrive very early on Friday 9/23 to make sure you can get parked and situated before the tenters arrive.

Check in time is after high noon on Friday, Sept, 23.

Check out time is 11:00 AM on Sunday, Sept 25.

We are going to ask you to please leave your pets at home for the event.

All Motel Rooms, Tent Cabins, Adventure Tents and Cabins come with weekend tickets/passes.


Parking is limited for this event and we strongly encourage carpooling to the event. There is NO PARKING ALLOWED ON HIGHWAY 1.

Please work out your carpooling situation. All people coming to this event must be registered guests, there is no day use allowed and ALL cars for people coming to the event must have car passes and be parked in the campground or in established parking spaces in front of your accommodations. There are a limited number of car passes as well, so that means we all have to come together to make this work! If you are planning on coming to this event and you do not have a car pass, YOU MUST CARPOOL. There is NO overflow parking. Thank you.

Thank You for in advance for your co-operation in making this annual weekend event in Big Sur safe and environmentally friendly. Lets have a great weekend of music, camping and friends and protect and respect our precious eco-system of our home, Big Sur.

Diana Ballantyne
General Manager
Fernwood Resort

+Saturday, October 8 ~ The Edge of Art

The Edge of Art
10:00 PM

Edge of Art