LITTLE BASIN, once a retreat and campground for Hewlett Packard employees, is a 534-acre California State Park campground that was recently added to Big Basin Redwoods State Park through a collaborative endeavor with the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) and the Sempervirens Fund. Through an innovative approach to park operations and a public/private partnership, Little Basin will be run by the long-established non-profit management organization United Camps, Conferences, and Retreats (UCCR).
Families and groups of four or more can camp in this majestic redwood forest with its expansive meadows. Just a short drive from the Bay Area, Little Basin features beautiful group camping areas, 38 tent campsites in the redwoods, and 12 cabins with bunk beds and mattresses. Several of the tent sites can accommodate RVs and tent trailers.
Note: Large organized groups of 20 or more, please call UCCR directly at 831-338-3314 to reserve any of the group camping areas.
Setting Little Basin apart is a recreation hall, tennis and basketball courts, a sand volleyball court, two grassy sport fields, a group BBQ area, and a playground. There are also miles and miles of trails to enjoy. During the summer season, there are weekend campfire programs, guided nature hikes, and other educational programs included with the camping fee.
The camp has two restroom/shower houses; each site has a campfire ring, picnic table, and a stand-up charcoal BBQ. Most sites can accommodate two cars, either side by side or in tandem.
Families and groups do all their own cooking, but there is a large picnic and BBQ area and a kitchen available for an extra fee to large groups.
For more detailed information about the camp, please visit the webpage at www.littlebasin.org
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
Services & Amenities:
- 2 Sports Fields
- Basketball Net/Court
- Fire Rings
- Group BBQ Area
- Group Campfire Ring
- Group Picnic Area
- Hiking Trails
- Horseshoe Pit
- Nature Trails
- Picnic Tables
- Potable Water
- Ranger Station
- Sand Volleyball Court
- Tennis Court
Alerts and Important Information
Discount Pass must be presented at the time of check in.
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).
This is an "own cooking" campground. Bring all your own utensils and supplies.
Please try to leave your vehicle parked and walk while in the camp.
Two vehicles are allowed per site; a trailer is considered a vehicle.
Additional parking is located on the Parking Terrace; additional vehicle fee may apply.
Bicycles are allowed on paved roads only, not on the trails.
NO pets of any kind are allowed at the camp, the only exceptions being approved service dogs.
NO alcohol allowed (includes beer, wine and liquor).
NO smoking allowed anywhere in the camp or on the trails.
NO gathering of wood for campfires. Firewood is available for sale at the camp office.
NO open fires, except in existing fire rings at your site.
Open flame appliances or gas powered lanterns are NOT permitted inside any cabin or building due to the danger of carbon monoxide gas.
NO swimming, boating, or fishing is allowed in the reservoir at this time.
Be sure to secure your food from animals; put all food waste in the trash containers.
Please recycle all cans, bottles, and paper in provided bins.
Please respect "quiet time" from 9 pm to 8 am. You may operate generators only between 8 am and 9 pm.
RVs: No hook-ups, no dumping of any waste.
In addition to our service and amenities we also offer:
A large BBQ area is available at an additional cost for large group picnics.
Kitchen available at an additional cost for large group picnics.
Recreation Hall available at an additional cost for large groups.
A Variety of outdoor gathering areas.
Picnic tables, bbq, and fire ring at each campsite and cabin.
All cabin bunks have mattresses.
Firewood and ice for sale in the camp office.
Credit or calling card phone only.