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ATTENTION: Big Basin Redwoods SP is Crumb Clean. Visitors are required to watch this short video on the impact your food has on park wildlife. Video Link
BIG BASIN REDWOODS SP, CA
DescriptionBig Basin Tent Cabins will be reserved under the Park Name "Big Basin Tent Cabins".....
To reserve Big Basin Tent Cabins: Click here.
Season for Peak Fees: All Year....
Big Basin Redwoods State Park is the oldest State Park in California. It was acquired in 1902. The park has miles of trails, which serves hikers and equestrians, links Big Basin to Castle Rock State Park and the eastern reach of the Santa Cruz range. The Skyline to the Sea Trail threads its way through the park along Waddell Creek to the ocean. Backpacking trailcamps on the Skyline to the Sea Trail are reservable only by calling (831)338-8861 between the hours of 9am - 5pm. The park has a surprising number of waterfalls, a wide variety of environments (from lush canyon bottoms to sparse chaparral-covered slopes, many animals (deer, raccoons, an occasional bobcat) and lots of bird life (including Steller's jays, egrets, herons and California woodpeckers). The park is also the home to stately redwood groves.
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Alerts and Important Information
Fees include entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer; additional vehicles will be charged per night at the park.
Occupancy by the same persons, equipment, or vehicles of the Santa Cruz District's camping facilities is limited to a total of 30 days in any calendar year. These facilities include: Sunset SB campground, Manresa SB campground, Seacliff SB campground, New Brighton SB campground, Henry Cowell Redwoods SP campground, Big Basin Redwoods SP campground, and Portola Redwoods SP campground.
Campers under the age of 18 MUST have written permission from a parent or legal guardian prior to check-in, or THEY WILL BE TURNED AWAY WITHOUT REFUND.
2014 Reservation Period
Lower Blooms Creek (103-138):
Upper Blooms Creek (139-156):
Huckleberry (Sites 42 - 59):
Huckleberry (Sites 60 - 75):
Sempervirens (Sites 157 - 188):
Wastahi (Sites 76 - 102):
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Getting There:The park is 20 miles north of Santa Cruz via Highways 9 and 236.
Mailing Address:BIG BASIN REDWOODS SP
21600 BIG BASIN WAY
BOULDER CREEK CA 95006
Phone Number:Project Office:(831)338-8860