Camping at Big Basin Redwoods State Park
To make camping reservations, call Reserve America at 800-444-7275 or visit the Reserve America web site. The Reserve America site features campsite maps showing the location of each site in relation to parking, restrooms, and other facilities.
There are 146 family campsites located in four campgrounds. Each site has a picnic table and a fire ring, and most have wooden storage cupboards. Piped drinking water, restrooms and showers are found in all the campgrounds. Some sites are designated for tent camping due to uneven parking spurs; many sites are multipurpose and have level parking areas large enough for most campers, trailers, and RVs. There are no hook-ups for RVs; however, there is a dump station located at Huckleberry Campground.
Campers wanting a bit more privacy may enjoy one of the walk-in tent sites in the park. These campsites, just a short walk from the parking area, give you a greater sense of “being away from it all” and they have the same amenities as the rest of the campsites.
There are four group camps in the park. The two at Sequoia Campground can accommodate up to 50 people each and may be reserved together for groups up to 100. Sequoia has hot water and showers in a central restroom. Sky Meadow’s two camps each hold 40 people and may also be booked together for larger groups. Sky Meadow is a walk-in camp and has piped water and pit toilets, but no showers or hot water.
Site selection is on a first come, first serve basis after you have registered.
Eight Trail Camps are also in the park, mostly along the Skyline to the Sea Trail. You must have a reservation to camp at the trail camps, and cannot camp two consecutive nights at the same site. Reservations may be made up to two months in advance. Trail Camps cost $15.00 per site with a maximum of six people per site. Reserve sites by calling Big Basin Headquarters at 831-338-8861, Mon-Fri 9 am to 5 pm, March through October. There is an $8.00 reservation fee.
Important Trail Camp Notes
- RESERVATIONS FOR THE TRAIL CAMPS ARE REQUIRED
- NO FIRES are allowed in the Backpack Trail Camps – Backpack stoves ONLY!
- The only exception to this rule is the Castle Rock Campground where fires are allowed during the winter months (normally Dec-May), in the provided fire rings.
- Water is available ONLY at CASTLE ROCK, WATERMAN GAP, and JAY CAMP. All other camps have no potable water provided!
- Dogs are NOT ALLOWED in any of the trail camps or on any trails
There are 6 Horse Camp sites that can be reserved for $15.00 per site with up to six people per site. Minimum of one horse per site. One tow vehicle and one horse trailer per site inclulded in reservation, extra vehicles cost $5, if space is available. Reserve by calling Rancho Del Oso at 831-425-1218.