California State Park On-sale Begins October 1 (Wednesday 8AM PDT)

Arrivals for April will be On-sale (Apr 1st through 30th)

Sign-in before 8:00AM PDT for your best on-sale experience (10 minutes before is fine) On-sale FAQs

Attention: Due to the severe drought conditions the state of California is experiencing, Portola Redwoods will close to camping effective Wednesday August 6th. Day use areas will remain open; however, there will be no running water and no flush toilets. Chemical toilets will be provided. We strongly recommend that visitors bring their own water. NO open fires allowed (including barbeques, fire pits, and fires in rings). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and ask you to conserve water during this drought. Thank you.


ATTENTION: Portola Redwoods State Park is Crumb Clean. Visitors are required to watch this short video on the impact your food has on park wildlife. Video Link

PORTOLA REDWOODS SP, CA

Photo: PORTOLA REDWOODS SP
Season for Peak Fees: All Year Portola Redwoods State Park has a rugged, natural basin forested with coast redwoods, Douglas fir and live oak. Ten miles of trails crisscross the canyon and its two streams, Peters Creek and Pescadero Creek. A short nature trail along Pescadero Creek introduces...

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Description

Season for Peak Fees: All Year

Portola Redwoods State Park has a rugged, natural basin forested with coast redwoods, Douglas fir and live oak. Ten miles of trails crisscross the canyon and its two streams, Peters Creek and Pescadero Creek. A short nature trail along Pescadero Creek introduces visitors to the natural history of the area. Visitors can see clam shells and other marine deposits from the time when the area was once covered by the ocean. The park has one of the tallest redwoods (300 feet high) in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Check the State Parks website for additional information on the weather, suggested day hikes, or to see the park brochure, campground map, park photos, video, and more. Information available will vary from park to park.Click here

Park Kiosk Hours:

  • Hi Season: 8am-9pm
  • Lo Season: 8am-4pm

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • ADA Access
  • Backpacking Camping
  • Comfort Station
  • Dock, Accessible
  • Fire Rings
  • Group Picnic Area
  • Hiking Trails
  • Iron Ranger
  • Nature Trails
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Visitors Center
Alerts and Important Information
Discount Pass must be presented at the time of check in.

Your DMV Disabled Placard/License Plate must be presented upon check-in if you have a reservation for an ADA site. Failure to do so will result in the campsite being forfeited.

Your DMV Disabled Placard/License Plate does not automatically give you a discount on your campsite. You will need to obtain a CA State park-issued Disabled Discount Pass (DDP) or Distinguished Veterans Pass (DVP).
  • There are no hook-ups at any of the Portola Redwoods SP sites.
  • Extra vehicles that do not fit on the site must park in the overflow area.
  • Fees include entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer, additional vehicles will be charged per night at the park.
  • To book a Group site you must have at least NINE occupants.

    2014 Reservation Period:
    Family Sites:

  • Reservations available April 1 - October 31
  • Closed when not on reservations
  • Group Sites:

  • Reservations available April 1 - October 31
  • Closed when not on reservations.
  • 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.

  • SITES: 13,14,45 - THESE SITES ARE CLOSED.
  • Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    PORTOLA REDWOODS SP
    9000 PORTOLA SP RD BOX F
    LAHONDA  CA  94020-9717

    Phone Number:

    Project Office: (650)948-9098