Campground and Chapel

Welcome Campers

Santa Lucia Campground and Chapel is located approximately 26 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.

We look forward to welcoming our campers to another season of rest and relaxation in the beautiful Santa Lucia Chapel and Campground. With the reopening last year of the Pfeiffer Bridge  there is much more to discover in Big Sur during your stay. Big Sur has received generous rainfall—the river has widened and will provide for fun inner tubing as well as a refreshing sound to enrich your soul.

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 emailing the Campground’s Camphost and Caretaker at or calling the Camphost at (831) 667-2310.

See policies and rates

See campground rules and regulations

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.

Outdoor Chapel

The outdoor chapel at Santa Lucia is used for worship services and other events, including weddings, which require approval; for application form and fees, please call All Saints’ at (831) 624-3883.