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Butano State Park
Max Trailer Length: 24 Feet
Max Camper Length: 24 Feet
Driving Directions to Butano SP
Camping and Lodging
Online reservations are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Reservations can be made 7 months in advance on the first day of the month beginning at 8:00 a.m. PST via the website, by mail, or by calling the toll free telephone number at 1-800-444-7275. Due to seasonal volume, access to the ReserveAmerica website and the telephone line may at times be limited.Online Reservations
Brochures and Campground Maps
Upcoming Park Events
No events scheduled at this moment.
In response to drought conditions that are currently affecting the water supply for Butano State Park, we will be closing down the campground restroom facility that provides flush toilets.
Portable no-flush toilet units will be made available. Potable drinking water will continue to be available at limited locations throughout the campground. These measures are in place so that resources are protected and camping can continue to be offered. If you would like to cancel your reservation you may call 1-800-444-7275.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and ask you to conserve water during this drought.
We will keep you updated on any future changes that may affect your visit. Thank you.
Butano State Park was created in 1957 to protect California's coast redwoods. It has since then succeeded and visitors to the park will discover a quiet canyon filled with towering redwood trees, babbling creeks, and more. Miles of trails wind through the approximately 4,628 acres of canyons and uplands. Scattered throughout are patches of oak woodland, wet riparian and sunny chaparral ecosystems. Woodpeckers, newts, and flowering Calypso orchids can be discovered for those that enjoy hiking.
Butano SP is Crumb Clean. Visitors are required to watch this short video about the impact your food has on park wildlife.
Seasons/Climate Recommended Clothing
The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended.
The park features miles of hiking trails, 21 drive-in campsites and 18 walk-in campsites. Restrooms with running water are provided. Drinking water is available at the park in both the campground and the day use areas. There are no showers.
Guided nature walks and weekend campfire programs are offered during the summer and on a reduced schedule in winter. Please click here for the monthly Interpretive Schedule for Santa Cruz District Area of California State Parks.
Dogs are permitted in the campground and in developed areas, providing they are controlled with a leash of no more than six feet at all times. Dogs are not permitted on the trails.
Available Activities and Facilities at Butano State Park
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Drinking Water Available