Limekiln Campground on Big Sur to reopen Friday

Limekiln State Park in Big Sur will officially reopen on a first come-first served basis Friday, July 2, State Parks announced Wednesday. The park has been allowing people in for about a week. Campsites and day-use parking are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The park features views of the rugged Big Sur coast, redwoods and opportunities to learn the history of the park’s namesake limekilns.

The month-long Chalk wildland fire damaged the park in 2008, damaging its electrical system and destroying much of the vegetation there.

The Limekiln and Hare trails are open for hiking.

Campsites located in the redwood area of the campground are available for tent campers and recreational vehicles 24 feet in length or shorter. Beach campsites are currently closed during the week, because Caltrans will be working on the bridge above them, but people will be allowed on the beach when the equipment is gone and tides are down.

Limekiln State Park is off Highway 1 about 46 miles north of Cambria and 2 miles south of Lucia. For details, go to www.parks.ca.gov or call (831) 667-2403.

— Kathe Tanner