Welcome to Big Basin Redwoods Park Co.
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Special Note Regarding Government ShutdownBig Basin is not affected by the government shutdown as we are a part of the California State Park system. We are open and fully operational!
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.