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Big Basin Redwoods State Park is located in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains among the inspiring California Redwoods. Big Basin Tent Cabins offer convenience and comfort in a beautiful outdoor setting.
Big Basin Tent Cabins feature raised platforms with mattress pads, a table, a wood stove, and a lockable door. There is also a picnic table, fire ring, and room for one traditional tent outside. Best of all, this enclosed structure requires no set-up!
If you do not own any camping gear, try the Total Camping Packages add-on, including 4 sleeping bags, a cook stove, pots and pans, cooking utensils, a lantern, and a 60-quart cooler. Also, one bundle of wood and one bag of ice are provided per night (max of two each per reservation). This package can be reserved online. Cabins available for this package are #8, #9, #20, #28 and #29. The Total Camping Packages cost $125 per night.
Better still, try our Deluxe Tent Cabins, including your beds made up for your arrival (sheets, towels, blankets, comforter, and pillows), curtains, lantern, bath towels, and washcloths. Deluxe Tent Cabins are available online. Cabins available for this package are #6, #7, #10, #12, #13, #14, #30, and #31. The Deluxe Tent Cabins cost $100.00 per night.
The Total Camping Packages or Deluxe Tent Cabins may be reserved either online at www.parks.ca.gov or by calling ReserveAmerica at 1-800-444-7275.
The Camp Store and Gift Shop has an excellent selection of gifts, apparel, and souvenirs as well as camping supplies, groceries, beer and wine, and ice and wood for campfires. Our freshly brewed espresso bar and freshly squeezed organic juice bar are open daily. Soft drinks, sandwiches to go, and snacks make your picnic a snap.
Designated the first State Park in 1902, Big Basin enjoys warm summer weather and is open year round for camping, hiking, and picnicking. The park has over 80 miles of trails. Be sure and pick up a map at park headquarters before your hike and take a look at the multimedia kiosk in the Sempervirens Room (next to park headquarters). There you will find great information, photos, and video of some of the most popular trails. Some of these trails link Big Basin to Castle Rock State Park and the eastern reaches of the Santa Cruz range. The Skyline to the Sea Trail threads its way through the park along Waddell Creek to the beach and adjacent Theodore J. Hoover Natural Preserve, a freshwater marsh. 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.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