Although Butano State Park maintains a rustic landscape of hiking trails and campsites amongst the canyon forest, limited development has been provided to enhance the visitor experience. 

Entrance Station

Shortly after turning off Cloverdale Road in the Butano State Park, visitors will find the Entrance Station Kiosk. This station is staffed most days during the week April to November. During the winter season it is staffed on the weekend. Visitors can find information posted on camping, hiking, and interpretive programs here regularly. 

Visitor Center

Nearby to the Entrance Station is the Park Office and Visitor Center. The Visitor Center hours of operation are limited to park staffing hours. It provides exhibits on the natural history of the park including common wildlife and specific plant communities.  A few picnic tables are nearby. Trailheads to the Jackson Flats Trail and Six Bridges Trail are located here as well. 

Picnic Area

A hundred yards from the Entrance Station is the parks main picnic area. General parking for the park is provided here.  Located not far from Little Butano Creek, several tables are available for picnics and relaxation. Drinking water and a pit toilet bathroom is provided. Trail access to the Six Bridges Trail is nearby as well. 

Campfire Center

Located just below the campground along the park road is the campfire center, large enough to sit 100 people. The Six Bridges Trail begins here as well as a trail accessing the campground. 


Hidden amongst the redwoods the park provides 21 drive-in campsites, 18 walk-in campsites and a backcountry trail camp with 8 campsites. Restrooms with running water are provided in the main campground. Drinking water is available at the park in both the main campground and the day-use areas. There are no showers.