MONTEREY RANGER DISTRICT
Ranger Station (831) 385-5434
Big Sur Visitor Center (831) 667-2315
The conditions listed below can change rapidly, especially with inclement weather. Therefore, it is recommended that visitors to the Forest contact the Ranger District Office which is nearest to their destination for the very latest information. The National Weather Service is a good resource for information about current and predicted weather!
For the most current information about conditions on Highway-1 call the toll-free hotline at (888) 836-0866 or visit www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/projects/
Highway 1 Status as of 2/26/17:
[IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA]
IS CLOSED FROM RAGGED POINT (SAN LUIS OBISPO CO) TO 15 MI NORTH OF BIG SUR /AT PALO COLORADO/ (MONTEREY CO) - DUE TO A MUDSLIDE - MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE
IS CLOSED 1 MI SOUTH OF BIG SUR /AT PFEIFFER CANYON BRIDGE/ (MONTEREY CO) - DUE TO INSPECTION - MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE
For more information, please visit: http://www.dot.ca.gov/
**ALERT** 2/14/17 Naciminto - Ferguson Rd is closed at the junction of the South Coast Ridge Road at Nacimiento Summit and at the junction with State Highway 1. Road repair of the damaged section of road is being planned for implementation as soon as possible; however, there is no known reopening time.
**ALERT** 2/14/17 Due to the closure of Hwy 1 and Nacimiento-Ferguson Rd, there is currently no vehicle accesss to Plaskett Creek Campground or Kirk Creek Campground until further notice.
The Soberanes Fire is now one-hundred percent contained and controlled. The fire closure order that went into effect September 3 for the entire Monterey Ranger District has been reduced to the fire scar. This current closure will help ensure that members of the public are not injured within the fire perimeter, allow for the scorched landscape to begin the rehabilitation process, and help reduce the potential for another human-caused fire. The southern portion of the Monterey Ranger District, including the Silver Peak Wilderness, is now open to the public. For more information, please contact the Monterey Ranger District at (831) 385-5434. Law enforcement capacity is actively enforcing the order.
The following recreation sites are open: Ponderosa Campground and Nacimiento Campground (accessible only from Hwy 101 through Fort Hunter Liggett), Arroyo Seco Campground, Arroyo Group Campground, Arroyo Seco Day Use Area.
The following roads, trails and campgrounds in the Los Padres National Forest are currently closed:
Sycamore Canyon road to Pfeiffer Beach is closed due to road damage from storms
Palo Colorado Rd at Hwy 1 and Botcher's Gap Campground
Tassajara Rd, China Camp, White Oaks Campground and all trailheads off of Tassajara Rd
Pine Ridge Trailhead at Hwy 1/Big Sur Station and the Pine Ridge Trail off of Tassajara Rd
- Nacimiento-Fergusson Rd is closed at the junction of South Coast Ridge Roada at Nacimiento Summit and at the junction with State Highway 1.
- Kirk Creek Campground
- Plaskett Creek Campground
- Plaskett Creek Group Campground
- Willow Creek Day Use Area
- Sand Dollar Beach Day Use Area
Arroyo Seco Trailhead into the Ventana Wilderness
Santa Lucia Memorial Park/Escondido Campground (no road access to these campgrounds due to storm related conditions). Closed at Fort Hunter Liggett.
- Plaskett Creek Rd
- South Coast Ridge Rd
Piney Creek Campgrounds
CALIFORNIA STATE PARK INFORMATION
- Andrew Molera State Park - Seasonal footbridges have been removed All trails are open except the East Molera Trail, and the Trail Camp/ Headlands Trail. Andrew Molera Trail Camp is currently closed.
- Pfeiffer Burns Big Sur State Park/Campground - The Big Sur Lodge and the Buzzard’s Roost Trail are open. The campground and the remainder of the park are closed.
- Julia Pfeiffer State Park (Day Use) - OPEN
SOBERANES FIRE CLOSURE INFORMATION
Monterey Ranger District Office 831-385-5434 X 0
THE FOLLOWING FOREST SERVICE ROADS, DAY USE AREAS, BEACHES AND CAMPGROUNDS ARE CURRENTLY OPEN
- Arroyo Seco Campground, Group Campground and Day Use Area
- Nacimiento Campground
- Ponderosa Campground
THE NORTH COAST RIDGE ROAD IS CLOSED PERMANENTLY TO VEHICLE TRAFFIC.
For more information about the Parks Managemnet Company that manages Plaskett Creek, Kirk Creek, Botcher's Gap, Nacimiento, Ponderosa Campgrounds and day use areas (Sand Dollar Beach, Pfeiffer Beach), call (805) 434-1996 or visit: www.campone.com
For backcountry trail conditions, please visit:
For information about California State Park Campgrounds and Day Use Areas, please visit:www.parks.ca.gov or call the Big Sur Multi-agency Visitor Center at 831-667-2315.