As Doc Holiday says, “I’ll be your Huckleberry." While he most likely wasn’t referring to this Big Basin camping site, this is not a spot to be overlooked. There are a total of 30 tent campsites (7 of which are walk-in), as well as 36 “Tent Cabins." The tent cabins have to be reserved in advance and provide a pretty unique experience. Some of the sites are very close to Sempervirens Creek. As far as the tent campsites go, they are “semi-private," and are decently large. Each campsite offers a picnic table, fire pit, and a food locker. Sleep among the trees at this awesome Big Basin Redwoods State Park camping location.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
31 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


Mountain bikes aren’t allowed on the single track lanes, however there are still some great rides. They are excellent for begin...Read more


So you want to hike through some of the oldest gigantic Redwoods in the state AND frolick around a waterfall? Well, that’s a li...Read more

Horseback riding

Horses are allowed in Rancho Del Oso and there is a horse camp! Make sure to check out the information for horse camping befor...Read more

Wind sports

Waddell Beach, located across Highway 1 from the park entrance, is known worldwide as one of THE spots for windsurfing and kite...Read more


Waddell Creek is known as one of the great kiteboarding and windsurfing spots, but it also provides some excellent surf (on the...Read more

Wildlife watching

Big Basin is teeming with wildlife (this is a good thing). Sliding along a mossy piece of fallen tree you’ll find banana slugs,...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Huckleberry Campground.

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Hipcamper Pol
Pol M.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 5th, 2015

Very nice campground. Hike-in spots are just like 100 yards from the the parking spot. Bathrooms are surprisingly hotel-clean :-O. The hikes include three decently sized waterfalls and tons of redwoods!

Hipcamper Madison
Madison K.
didn't provide a recommendation.
February 15th, 2016

This is a beautiful area with fantastic, long trails, so you can't go too wrong getting a campsite anywhere in Big Basin Redwood State Park. That said, site 60 in Huckleberry is right beside the parking lot and across from the bathrooms/dumpster, so I probably wouldn't pick it (or surrounding sites) again. It's also pretty close to the other sites, so you can hear their music/see their fire. Overall, more of a quick-and-dirty party site than a secluded getaway.

Campsite 60, complete with a picnic table, fire pit, and storage container. The trees were beautiful to look at and protected us from the torrential downpour.We bought firewood in Boulder Creek on the way in. Rain gave us a run for our money gettin' it going.
Hipcamper Evan
Evan S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
February 12th, 2017

Beautiful campground, though some sites are small if trying to fit 2 tents in. Great restroom/shower amenities, and just a very short car ride to the park HQ where many of the popular trailheads are (can park at the HQ lot). My only knock against Big Basin is that it's one of the most popular and crowded state parks I've visited, so need to reserve very early in advance.

Hipcamper Kristy
Kristy W.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 2nd, 2017

Lovely campground - amazing to be able to sleep surrounded by giant redwoods. We came here on a rainy weekend in the fall and camped in the tent-only spot 61H. Though it's next to the restrooms, it was a quieter weekend so there wasn't too much noise or light distractions. And on that note, the restrooms were the cleanest I've seen of any campground!

However, beware if you're camping here during a particularly rainy period - we (along with most others in the campground) packed up a day early. Because the tent pitch areas are lower than surrounding areas, you may end up with your tent submerged in a few cm of water! I'm hoping to come back again to fully explore the Sea to Skyline trail.

Hipcamper Nathan
Nathan H.
recommends this listing.
February 3rd, 2017

Hike! Its crazy cool with rad waterfalls.

Hipcamper Andrew
Andrew D.
recommends this listing.
February 24th, 2017

Beware of yellow jackets at the campgrounds during the warm months. The park staff hang traps throughout the sites but they are still terrible.

Berry Creek Falls
Hipcamper Ze
Ze P.
recommends this listing.
June 16th, 2017

Most sites are private and it's generally quiet.

Hipcamper Calvin
Calvin B.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2017

The redwoods are a must see for anyone traveling in the area!

Hipcamper Blair
Blair G.
recommends this listing.
September 11th, 2017


Big Basin Redwoods State Park
United States
Phone Number
(831) 338-8860
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37.176° N, 122.209° W
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Tent Only - Hike In: 7 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
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Tent Only: 7 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 17 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)

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