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About John Little State Natural Reserve in Big Sur, California

John Little State Natural Reserve is a relatively unknown state-owned property protects the land at this spot along along the rugged Big Sur coastline. The property includes the banks of Lime Creek and the old cabin of conservationist Elizabeth K. Livermore. Unfortunately the state does not allow access to the rocky beach below. When John Little SNR is open for public access (it’s frequently closed) then it is worth stopping to enjoy the preserved coastal land and historical site. The gated driveway for the cabin is located south of the Esalen Institute along Highway 1. Just north and south of the property entrance at 55420 Cabrillo Highway there are pull-out parking lots that have wide-open views over the ocean.

55420 Cabrillo Hwy
Big Sur, CA 93920
Park Name
John Little State Natural Reserve
State Park
Pet Details
No dogs allowed
Trails, Historical Site, No Facilities
Map of John Little State Natural Reserve
Monterey, US
8:47 am, July 16, 2024
temperature icon 58°F
L: 58° H: 72°
Feels like 56.08 °F clear sky
Wind gusts: 3 m/s
UV Index: 2.9
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:01 am
Sunset: 8:22 pm
Humidity 55 %
Pressure1016 mb
Wind 3 m/s

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