Butano SP

State Park

Butano SP is Crumb Clean. Visitors are required to watch this short video about the impact your food has on park wildlife.

Butano State Park is located in a secluded Redwood-filled canyon.

Location - Directions

The park is on the San Mateo Coast, off Highway One. Three miles northeast of the Gazos Creek Coastal Access Point by way of Gazos Creek Road, and about 4.5 miles southeast of Pescadero by way of the Pescadero and Cloverdale Roads.

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.

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.

·Park Information

  • Hours of Operation:

    Sunrise to Sunset

  • Park Office Telephone:

    (650) 879-2040

  • Region

    San Francisco Bay Area


    San Mateo

  • Max Camper Length:

    24 Feet

    Max Trailer Length

    24 Feet

  • Purchase Annual Passes



Operating Hours

Sunrise to Sunset.

Winter Campground Closure

There is a seasonal campground closure at Butano State Park each winter.  Dates vary.  The annual closure also includes the backcountry trail camp as well.