Santa-Lucia-Chapel.jpgSanta Lucia Campground and Chapel is located approximately twenty-six miles south of Carmel on Highway 1. The entrance to the campground is approximately one-quarter mile south of the River Inn on the west side of the highway. As you exit Highway 1 to enter the camp, you will drive past the Big Sur Health Center and you will see the entrance to the campground.

Santa Lucia Campground

Use of the group campground or group picnic area requires reservations, usually one year in advance. Those planning to use this facility must make a reservation by one of the following methods:

  1. Emailing the Campground’s Camphost and Caretaker at, or,
  2. Calling the Camphost at (831) 667-2310.

Click here to view the policies and rates.

Click here to view the campground rules and regulations (PDF).

Rustic Camp Sites: The campground has many suitable campsites for pitching tents, an open fire pit for grilling, a fire ring surrounded by benches, a toilet facility, and a rocky beach along the Big Sur River. RVs and trailers are prohibited. The drinking water is fresh from a well on the property, but there are no showers.

The Outdoor Chapel at Santa Lucia is used for worship services and other events, including weddings, which require approval from the Senior Warden at All Saints Episcopal Church.