Each Tent Cabin is a raised wooden platform approximately 12′ X 14′ with wooden sides and mesh vent panels on two sides. The top is canvas secured over a wooden frame. Entrance is through a wooden, screened door. The Tent Cabins are equipped with two double platform beds with mattress pads (ADA compliant sites have 1 double bed and 1 single bed) and a wood stove for heat.

A bench and table are also located inside each cabin. Located just outside each cabin is a picnic table and fire ring with grill for cooking or evening gatherings.

The tent cabin door can be secured with a hook latch on the inside. If you are leaving to go on a hike or daytrip, you can bring a padlock to secure your cabin from the outside.

Big Basin Tent Cabins are very safe for solo campers. Rangers patrol the campground frequently.

“Been going for over 30 years.” Trip Advisor Reviewer Bob G. 

“The tent cabins in Big Basin are a great way to stay in the State Park but they are not run by the park service. I have been going since the 80’s and love every minute. My kids have grown up in the loop.You can rent one cabin or many as we do and everyone has a great time among the huge redwoods. Trails of every level are available, the sites are all different but all offer a great camping experience. All have tables, storage lockers, a cabin with a wood burning stove and an outside fire pit It is camping but camping at the Ritz. Great place to bring kids!”



  • All reservations must be paid in full at the time of booking with a credit card. American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa are accepted.
  • There are no refunds for early departures.
  • A separate fee will be charged for reservations made online.
  • Reserve 24hrs to 7 months in advance.
  • Now you can reserve a specific site!

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Holiday stays at Big Basin Tent Cabins require a 3 night minimum. Reservations must be booked through Reserve California or, by calling (800) 444-7275.

Holidays Include:

  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving

Cabin Occupancy

There is a maximum of eight persons per campsite. Each cabin will comfortably sleep four persons (except for ADA accessible rooms which sleep 3) and you may pitch a tent of your own next to the Tent Cabin for an additional four persons.


There are two restrooms in the campgrounds. Coin-operated showers facilities are also available. Please bring quarters.


There is a maximum of 2 vehicles per campsite. The first vehicle is included in your reservation; each additional vehicle will be charged $10 per day payable upon check in. There is overflow parking outside of the campground loop gate for additional cars at the $10.00 per day rate.

HandicapHandicap Accessible Facilities

Handicapped accessible restroom and three accessible tent cabins are also available. Please make your reservations through the call center and let the reservationist know an accessible cabin is needed at the time of booking. Please have your H.C. placard number available upon booking. If reserving an ADA accessible cabin without an ADA placard/DMV printout, your entire reservation is invalid. Disabled guests must be present during the entire reservation. If you book an ADA site without a placard/ADA paperwork, you will be turned away with no refund.