Camping at Big Sur

Mark your calendar for Beach Camping July 26-27th at Big Sur.

The routine goes something like this: Friday, check-in after 2. I'll be there Friday afternoon, but you're welcome to come Saturday, we'll be at campsite 45, 46, & 47. Some people are going hiking Saturday, others are prolly going to the beach. Let's plan on a group dinner around the campfire and s’mores Saturday night. We'll break camp and head home after brunch Sunday, but you're welcome to stick around.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Check-in is after 2 p.m., Friday, July 26th. Check-out is noon, Sunday, July 28th.

* Drinks are BYOB.
* Bring enough food for yourself and some to share. We'll have a group meal Saturday night, but I'm gonna need help cooking if there's more than 10 of us.
* Bring a plate, cup, and utensils.

Leave a comment below if you're bringing camping supplies, so we don't double up.

http://www.fernwoodbigsur.com/

Here's a map:
http://www.fernwoodbigsur.com/media/pdf/2012-campground-map.pdf

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  • Trina

    What a fun trip and great group of people! Thank you Harrison for all your work putting this together. The campsites you chose and local activities so close by were excellent!!! When is the next one??? LOL

    July 29, 2013

    • Amy

      I totally agree, thank you so much Harrison! Everything was perfect and I am up for it again. I know a couple of people have already expressed going again together before summer is over even if we dont do it as a meetup. :)

      1 · July 30, 2013

  • Amy

    I was thinking that maybe the people who want to keep in touch should exchange emails addresses and then we can Facebook each other. I will put together the list and send it to everyone and if you want to be included, private message me your info.

    1 · July 29, 2013

  • Elaine

    Having problems loading photo's will try later.

    July 29, 2013

  • Paul H

    Had a great time meeting you all! Definitely agree with whoever suggested another camp out there!

    July 29, 2013

  • Sophia E.

    It was a fun weekend..the campsites and campground was great..I needed the break

    July 28, 2013

  • Dolores

    It was a awesome life experience for me. I am so grateful I got to go. Made awesome friends n hope to meet up again.

    July 28, 2013

  • Deborah

    Wow this was so much fun! It was great meeting everyone.

    July 28, 2013

  • Servesh

    Yeah great to see everyone. Please click upload link and share all your photos: http://www.meetup.com/The-Visalia-Meetup-Group/photos/upload/?photoAlbumId=16320142

    July 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rad!

    July 28, 2013

  • nancy c.

    Super!

    July 28, 2013

  • Amy

    I had the best time, it was great meeting all of you and I hope to see you again soon.

    July 28, 2013

  • Paul H

    FYI, saw a whale very close to shore near Soberanes point. Reports are lots of whale sightings last week and this week.

    July 27, 2013

  • Trina

    Group meal Saturday night? So is this a potluck type of meal or is it included in the $30 we are paying. Please just need clarification so we know how many meals to plan & what kind. Thanks!!!

    July 23, 2013

    • Servesh

      Yes the $30 includes the cost of the campsite plus dinner an S'mores Saturday night. Bring dinner for Friday, plus breakfast an lunch Saturday/Sunday. Between 18 of us we'll prolly have enough pots an pans. They have running water for dishes.

      1 · July 23, 2013

    • Trina

      Thank you for the info. See you there

      1 · July 26, 2013

  • Sophia E.

    I got two tents one for me and another if some one wants to use. Amy you can carpool with me. I will leave no later than 1pm friday
    ....Oh O have cooking gear and like cooking..so at my campsite i can be the cook

    July 24, 2013

    • Amy

      Thanks Sophia but Trina and I have already spend a ton of time planning this so I would never desert her. :)

      1 · July 24, 2013

    • Trina

      we can share cooking duties & anything we might've forgotten though if we have campsite close together :)

      1 · July 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I can take 1 or 2 people depending on how much stuff we have. Let me know if you need a ride? I plan to leave Visalia around noon on Friday.

    July 24, 2013

    • Deborah

      Hi Harrison 4 of us will be taking the slow boat up, leaving at 7 am. We'll do so sight seeing or hiking before you guys get there.

      July 24, 2013

    • Servesh

      Cool, see you guys there.

      July 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do we need tents or is it warm enough to sleep under the stars?

    July 24, 2013

    • Servesh

      I have an extra tent, and I think Sophia said she has another i you need. It's pretty cold, and sleeping on the ground is pretty rough if you don't have a therm are

      July 24, 2013

    • Servesh

      *thermarest

      July 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm new to this... I would like some info on how this works. Do share camp sites, camping stuff, food?

    June 9, 2013

    • Trina

      Maria, maybe ask others who are carpooling & bring equipment, tents etc? per Harrison, meals are fend for yourself except for Saturday night.

      July 23, 2013

  • Trina

    I'll bring a tent to share with 3 other people if needed.

    July 4, 2013

    • Amy

      I got it and meant to call you last night. I started a new workout program this week and am exhausted. I will call tonight. :)

      1 · July 17, 2013

    • Trina

      fyi, I'm only bringing a small tent so our tent has "no vacancy" now. ;)

      July 23, 2013

  • Paul H

    Not sure how familiar you all are with Big Sur, but FYI; the Big Sur River Inn is about a mile north of Fernwood. It has live music on Sunday afternoons, from 12 or 1 to 4, along with an outdoor BBQ (ribs, burgers, chicken etc). The location is nice, you can eat at a table or spread out in the grass, and they also are right on the river and have chairs for you in it too. Not supposed to bring in your own drinks or food, but I've seen people do it.

    1 · July 23, 2013

  • Deborah

    Elaine you want to ride together?

    July 23, 2013

  • Sophia E.

    How many cars are going? I get off my graveyard shift at 6am ish Friday..so was planning to take a good nap and then drive to the camp site.

    July 23, 2013

    • Amy

      We only get 6 parking spots. I'm carpooling with Trina, Zion and 3 dogs or I would join you. :)

      July 23, 2013

    • Servesh

      It's $5/car. If there's 18 of us going, we gotta average 3 people per car. Parking's first come first so let's hope you're not the first one there. Think check in starts after 2 but you can prolly park at the general store an explore. I hear Pfeiffer State park is only a 20 min walk away.

      July 23, 2013

  • Sophia E.

    Sorry for delay in responding I have been busy with school and work . I have been looking forward to going. This is my birthday weekend ...yeah.. :-) I do have a.extra tent and still deciding if I am going to bring my German shepherd

    July 23, 2013

    • Amy

      I'm bring my two Chihuahua's so if you bring your dog there will be friends to play with! :)

      July 23, 2013

    • Servesh

      Great! Glad you're coming. See if you can carpool though, since we can only have 6 cars.

      July 23, 2013

  • Trina

    fyi: Pets are an extra $5 each per last campground fees posted online that I could find. No comments yet on whether pets are invited on this trip.

    2 · July 16, 2013

    • Amy

      Thank you. :)

      July 17, 2013

  • Amanda

    I have a three person tent

    July 17, 2013

  • Deborah

    When do we pay the $30? Also we are bringing tents?

    June 25, 2013

    • Amy

      Hi Harrison, I know the camp grounds allows dogs but is it ok with you? Thanks

      July 17, 2013

    • Servesh

      Yea that's cool with me :D

      1 · July 17, 2013

  • Paul H

    I was wondering if anyone was planning on going to hike at Point Lobos?
    http://pointlobos.org

    July 14, 2013

    • Amy

      I might be up to it depending on what all is going on!

      July 14, 2013

  • Amy

    I was also wondering id anyone wanted to carpool?

    June 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Amy, I am planning on leaving Visalia on Friday around 2:00pm. You're welcome to ride with me if you like.

      1 · July 6, 2013

    • Amy

      Thanks Taj, ill let you know if Trina , Zion and I don't end up carpooling. :)

      1 · July 7, 2013

  • Trina

    Can I attend a meetup before I pay membership dues? I've never joined anything like this before.

    July 4, 2013

  • Randy A.

    This year has been frustrating because of a injury finally having surgery repair damage I will try this next year

    July 2, 2013

  • Deborah

    Elaine you want to ride together?

    June 23, 2013

    • Elaine

      yes, lets ride together

      June 23, 2013

    • Servesh

      Glad you guys are coming :D

      June 23, 2013

  • Ame Q.

    Sorry, not going to make it now, plans have changed again

    June 14, 2013

  • Amy

    Are dogs allowed at the camp grounds?

    June 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, but I'm off to London for the summer. Have an amazing time!

    June 9, 2013

  • Elaine

    I have a two burner Coleman Stove.

    May 14, 2013

  • Amanda

    I have a three person tent

    April 23, 2013

  • Paul H

    I'll already be in Big Sur that weekend for photography & hiking. Weather permitting, I may be doing some night shooting (light painting, galaxy/star trails etc). If anyone's interested feel free to shoot me an email.

    April 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Paul, do you use a digital camera for star trails?

      April 21, 2013

    • Paul H

      Yes I do. However, in my experience Big Sur is often foggy/misty at night in the summer, so I think the chances for star trails and galaxies at that time are slim.

      April 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I always wanted to go beach camping :D

    March 17, 2013

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