Posted by: Stan Russell | August 25, 2016

State Park partial re-openings update with additional openings

Hello Big Sur!

I spoke with Eric Abma, Deputy District Superintendent (Acting) this morning to get an update on State Parks partial re-openings. As you can see, the partial re-openings have expanded since our last post to include Buzzard’s Roost trail in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and Partington Cove trail in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

Pfeiffer Beach opened Monday, August 22, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park will open today, Thursday, August 25.

Here’s the rundown of State Park closures / expected re-openings:

The West side of Garrapata has been open during the fire and remains open. East of the highway the park will remain closed for the foreseeable future.

Point Sur Light Station SHP is scheduled to reopen this weekend with normal hours.

• Andrew Molera SP will remain in use as a Fire Camp for the foreseeable future.

• Pfeiffer Big Sur SP will remain closed at least through Sept 5th, perhaps longer because the fire has made the hillsides unstable. The Fire Camp is currently moving out, and Parks has begun necessary work to reopen. We have not set a date yet, and expect the work to take at least 2 to 3 weeks.

• Buzzards Roost trail opens Thursday, August 25.

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is partially reopening Thursday the 25th, which will include the parking lot and trails west of Highway 1. The eastern trails will remain closed.

  • Partington Cove trail, located west of Highway 1, will also re-open.

From Rene Robles at Big Sur Lodge
The lodge is not open yet but I am opening only for reservations tomorrow with limited operations until further notice as Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park is closed and also the trails surrounding Big Sur Lodge.

Stan Russell


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