Discover the Majesty of Big Basin at Huckleberry Campground

Nestled 25 miles northwest of Santa Cruz, Huckleberry Campground in Big Basin Redwoods State Park offers a serene retreat surrounded by towering old-growth coast redwoods. A haven for families, this campground boasts 33 campsites, including walk-in sites, and 36 tent cabins, providing a variety of options for an immersive natural experience. As one of the oldest state parks in California, Big Basin Redwoods State Park is a treasure trove of meandering trails, babbling creeks, and captivating wildlife, making it an ideal destination for nature enthusiasts.

Map & Reservations

Top Tips for Campers at Huckleberry Campground

  • Trail Exploration: Take advantage of the diverse trail options, from the short Redwood Trail to the challenging Berry Creek Falls trail, offering cascading waterfalls and some of the park’s largest redwoods.
  • Seasonal Considerations: Plan your visit during late March to mid-May or September to October for a more tranquil experience, avoiding the peak summer crowds.
  • Reservation Savvy: Secure your spot by making reservations from late April to October, especially if you plan to stay in the popular tent cabins.
  • Evening Illumination: Pack portable lighting for your campsite to create a cozy atmosphere amidst the towering redwoods during the night.
  • Shower Essentials: As the campground offers showers at a nominal fee, bring quarters for a refreshing experience after a day of exploration.

Top Strategies for an Enriched Camping Experience

  • Redwood Wanderlust: Explore iconic redwoods like the Mother of the Forest on the Redwood Trail and embark on the Sequoia Trail, connecting to the Skyline to the Sea Trail for a 4-mile loop.
  • Family-Friendly Trails: Choose trails suitable for all ages, such as the Sequoia Trail, passing by Sempervirens Falls and offering a glimpse of Founders Monument and Slippery Rock.
  • Nature Programs: Engage in guided nature walks, campfire talks, and family-oriented programs like Junior Rangers and the Big Basin Nature Club.
  • Campfire Talks: Attend captivating campfire talks to deepen your understanding of the park’s history, wildlife, and conservation efforts.
  • Food Storage Wisdom: Safeguard your provisions by storing food in designated lockers or vehicles to deter raccoons; no bears are present in the area.

Recommended Camping Gear for Optimal Enjoyment

  • Picnic Perfection: Pack a complete picnic set, including a food locker to protect your provisions from wildlife.
  • Shade Solutions: Bring along portable shade options for your campsite, ensuring comfort during warmer months.
  • Evening Relaxation: Set up a cozy campfire area with portable seating to unwind and bask in the beauty of the towering redwoods.
  • Trail Exploration Gear: If planning extensive trail exploration, equip yourself with comfortable hiking boots, a daypack, and a reusable water bottle.
  • Explore Our Gearlist: For detailed gear recommendations, explore our gearlist account for insights into camp cooking, sleeping systems, overlanding setups, backpacks, and clothing.

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Immerse yourself in the magic of Big Basin Redwoods State Park at Huckleberry Campground, where ancient redwoods and captivating trails create an enchanting backdrop for an unforgettable camping adventure.