Docent Tours

Monthly docent let tours are given by RSVP only and limited to 12 visitors.




Public Open House

May 12, 2018

Entry is by RSVP only and limited to 100 visitors. The website for registration is

Following an immense increase in visitation to the Big Sur coast, the Big Creek Open House event has become so popular that we need to limit the number of entries. This is necessary for a number of reasons including: managing impact to traffic on the highway, limitations on parking along the highway, the reserve staff’s ability to receive overwhelming numbers of visitors, the quality of the educational experience that our mission requires us to teach visitors, and impacts to the research and natural resources of the reserve. Open House is the only day of the year that the Reserve is open to unguided public visitation. You are welcome to visit, learn what we do, meet the staff, and explore the Reserve. We'll have folks at the main entrance who can share their experience and knowledge with you about lots of topics. Please also see our option of docent-led tours below.



For more information,
call or email
the reserve director, Mark Readdie.
(831) 667-2543