Great Experiences In The Great Outdoors

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Big Basin Redwoods State Park is located in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains among the inspiring California Redwoods. Our Tent Cabins feature convenience and comfort in a beautiful outdoor setting. Designated the first State Park in 1902, Big Basin enjoys warm summer weather and is open year round for camping, hiking and picnicking.

The park has over 80 miles of trails. Be sure and pick up a map at park headquarters before your hike and take a look at the multimedia kiosk in the Sempervirens Room (next to park headquarters). There you will find great information, photos, and video of some of the most popular trails.

Some of these trails link Big Basin to Castle Rock State Park and the eastern reaches of the Santa Cruz range. The Skyline to the Sea Trail threads its way through the park along Waddell Creek to the beach and adjacent Theodore J. Hoover Natural Preserve, a freshwater marsh.

The park has a surprising number of waterfalls, a wide variety of environments (from lush canyon bottoms to sparse chaparral-covered slopes, many animals (deer, raccoons, an occasional bobcat) and lots of bird life – including Steller’s jays, egrets, herons and California woodpeckers.

The Camp Store and Gift Shop has an excellent selection of gifts, apparel and souvenirs as well as camping supplies, groceries, beer and wine, and ice and wood for campfires. Our freshly brewed espresso bar is open daily. Soft drinks, sandwiches to go and snacks make your picnic a snap.

Big Basin Camping Packages Rentals

Deluxe Cabin Package

$30 for up to 4 people   plus your Cabin Rental of $85 per night


  • Beds made up for your arrival (Sheets, Blankets, Comforter, Pillows)
  • Propane Lantern
  • Bath Towels & Washcloths

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Total Camping Package

$55 for up to 4 people  plus your Cabin Rental of $85 per night


  • 4 freshly laundered Sleeping Bags
  • Pillows
  • Propane Cook Stove
  • Propane Lantern
  • Cooler
  • Pots & Pans, plus Cooking Utensils, no cutlery provided. Please bring your own plates, cups and cutlery or purchase at the grocery store separately.
  • 1 Bundle of Wood
  • 1 Bag of Ice

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Camp Store and Gift Shop

The historic district, known as the “Governor’s Camp” is located in the Headquarters area of the Park. The concessionaire occupies one of the post CCC era buildings and offers many of the services that were historically provided in Governor’s Camp during the period from 1902 – 1939, including camping supplies and staples, ice, wood, food and beverage prepared to order, gifts and souvenirs. The Store carries all the camping supplies you would normally bring to go camping.