For many years, my husband and our bests friends would each take our VW Westfalia camper vans and meet at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park to enjoy the long Thanksgiving weekend. One couple would attempt to arrive early and reserve a campsite on the river (#13, #9, and #11 were our favorites), but be assured, all the areas and all the campsites at Pfeiffer are great. They all have something special about them and they all afford privacy, large/roomy sites, big fire pits, and the best camping smells in the world. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this state park. It is truly indescriable and provides the very best of camping experiences.