- Limekiln State Park
Limekiln State Park is a
state parkin Californialocated 2 miles south of Lucia on State Route 1 on the Big Surcoast. It has a secluded campground with two distinct environments. There is beach camping along a sandy cove. Above is camping in the redwood forest. A hike leads up to Limekiln Falls.
The park's name comes from the actual
kilns that were used to produce lime in the 19th century. There is a nice hike up through the redwoods to the lime kilns. Limestonewas quarried above in the hills and brought down by pack mule. After the lime was baked, barrels of it were slid down a wire to the beach area and taken by boat to ships anchored off the inlet.
The campground was family owned before it was then sold and operated by the
Esalen Institutefor a number of years. It is now run by the state of California.
Proposed for closure
Limekiln State Park is one of the 48 California state parks proposed for closure in January 2008 by California's Governor
Arnold Schwarzeneggeras part of a deficit reduction program. [ [http://cbs5.com/local/California.parks.budget.2.627476.html CBS5.com: List Of Calif. Parks To Close In Budget Proposal] ]
* [http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=577 Official Government Site]
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