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Generic-Van-Life- Camping-Spot – Los Burros Road – Big Sur – California – United States – our view from the roof
Generic-Van-Life- Camping-Spot – Los Burros Road – Big Sur – California – United States – view of our spot
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Free camping and Big Sur don’t really go together. However, the coastline closer to Gorda meets up with the Los Padres National Forest, where dispersed camping is permitted within certain guidelines; mostly, don’t block the road. All of the “campsites” are just turn outs on the side of the road so if you can’t find one right away, keep moving. The locals (the mega rich) turn their noses at boondockers so they fight to have law enforcement give tickets to people for small reasons, like blocking the road. Anyway, if you can score a spot, you’ll have lovely views of the water and mountains and be in peaceful solitude free of noise and light pollution. From the main highway 1, we turned in at the sign for Treebones Resort and went the opposite direction of the resort on Los Burros Road (it’s now showing as Will Creek Rd on Google Maps now for some reason).

Technically the max stay would be 14 days. Remember that camping in the turnouts along highway 1 is not permitted.

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Campsite Type:
Cost:
FREE
Address
Will Creek Road, Big Sur, California 93920
GPS
35.890470, -121.459399
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2 Comments
  • Maria, May 31, 2019 Reply

    I'm coming in a sedan at the end of June, and I read that 4x4/AWD is needed to get up Los Burros. Is this true?

    • Generic Van Life, May 31, 2019 Reply

      Road conditions may have changed since we were there last but you will be able to get up the road past 4 or 5 pullouts before you need 4x4. The road started to get rough just past the spot we stayed at but the first little bit is just a narrow gravel road.


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