Butano SP

State Park


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.

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

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.