Camping

No camping allowed due to park closure. 

Developed Campgrounds

Big Basin Redwoods State Park offers a number of developed camping options for those who want to extend thier stay in the redwoods. 

Standard Campsites -  Big Basin has  four campgrounds with a total of 142 sites. All of the campgrounds are nestled within the ancient redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains. No two sites are the same at Big Basin, providing the camper the opportunity for a truly unique experience Some sites can accommodate RVs up to 27 feet and trailers up to 24 feet, but there are no sewer or electrical hooks ups, however, there is an in-park dump station. Camping is $35 per night and includes one vehicle, and a $10 per night fee for additional vehicles. Huckleberry Campground is open year-round. Blooms Creek Campground, Sempervires Campground and Wastahi Campground are open Seasonally. For reservations, please visit www.ReserveCalifornia.com.

Group CampgroundsThere are four group campsites located in two group campgrounds in Big Basin. Sequoia Group Campground is open year round and each site can accomidate groups of up to 50 people  Sky Meadow Group Campground is open seasonally and each site can accomidate groups of up to 40 people.  For reservations, please visit www.ReserveCalifornia.com.  

Tent Cabins -  Big Basin has 35 Tent Cabins located in Huckleberry Campground. The tent cabins are managed by Urban Park Concessionaires. Registration for the Tent Cabins is at the Gift Shop or after hours at the Host Site at Huckleberry Campground. For information and reservations, please visit www.bigbasintentcabins.com.  

Horse Camp – At Rancho del Oso (the coastal portion of Big Basin), located off Highway 1 in Davenport, there is a Horse Camp that, with reservations, allows riders to camp overnight with their horses. For reservations for the Horse Camp, please call Big Basin Headquarters at 831-338-8861. Please note, dogs are not allowed in any portion of Rancho del Oso, including the Horse Camp.

Little Basin Group Campground- Little Basin is a 534-acre California State Parks campground added to Big Basin Redwoods State Park through a partnership with the Peninsula Open Space Trust and Sempervirens Fund. There are 12 cabins, 38 campsites, some of which can accommodate RVs, one RV site with eletcical and water hook-ups, and one group campground that can accommodate up to 50 people. Little Basin also has a kitchen, pavilion, and recreation hall which are available for rent. Please note that alcohol and pets are not permitted in Little Basin. Little Basin is operated by Urban Park Concessionaires. For information and reservations, please visit www.littlebasin.com

 

Reservations

For reservations to our developed campgrounds. Please visit  www.reservecalifornia.com or call 1-800-444-PARK (7275)

Backcountry Trail Camps

Big Basin Redwoods State Park contains five backcountry trail camps which are part of a network of eight trail camps which connect the tops of the Santa Cruz Mountains with the Pacific Ocean. Some of these trail camps are located along the famed Skyline to the Sea Trail and others are located in more off the beaten track but still beautiful locations.   

Permits are required for using the backcountry trail camps. For more information and to reserve permits, please visit the Santa Cruz Mountain Backcountry Trail Camps page.  

Backpackers must camp in designated trail camps. No dispersed camping is permitted.