Campfires are prohibited along Highway 1, including turn outs. Campfires are also prohibited on Old Coast Road, and other locations where posted.
Within campgrounds, campfires may be allowed in fire rings and other approved fire receptacles, depending on seasonal restrictions. Confirm with the agency, business or private property owner responsible for your location to determine if and where campfires are allowed. Camp stoves may be allowed with an applicable permit.
Fire response in Big Sur is provided by Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade, Mid Coast Fire Brigade, U.S. Forest Service and Cal Fire. Additional agencies from out of the area may respond in mutual aid if needed.
Vegetation fires, also known as wildland fires or forest fires, are a threat to Big Sur residents, visitors, structures, flora and fauna. Fires due to lightning and other natural events are largely unavoidable. However, fires caused by carelessness are avoidable. Obey all local regulations concerning campfires, and take extra care when igniting and extinguishing anything.
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