Description

Hidden away about 1. 5 miles from the Big Basin Redwoods State Park headquarters, the Wastahi Campgrounds are quiet and beautifully forested to offer more of a backcountry Big Basin camping feel. With a limited 27 campsites available, you'll feel one with nature and truly enjoy the scenic history around you. There are even a few campsites (86 and 97) that are nicknamed the Continue reading...

Hidden away about 1.5 miles from the Big Basin Redwoods State Park headquarters, the Wastahi Campgrounds are quiet and beautifully forested to offer more of a backcountry Big Basin camping feel. With a limited 27 campsites available, you'll feel one with nature and truly enjoy the scenic history around you. There are even a few campsites (86 and 97) that are nicknamed the “Honeymoon Suites" for their privacy. In addition to the smaller private sites, there are some large sites for big groups. The camp is usually busy with activity and one of the trails (the Sequoia trail) runs through the actual campground. Book your stay at Wastahi campground – you truly don’t want to miss out on this unique Big Basin Redwoods State Park camping experience.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
26
Access
Hike in (+10 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Showers available
Picnic table available
No RV hookup
Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
Wind sports
Surfing
Wildlife watching
Boating
Fishing
Paddling
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
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Hipcamper Serena
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Campsite 85 is uphill but definitely secluded and had lots of space for our kids to run around. First night was super buggy, second night wasn't. No issues with animals at night. Beautiful space to camp. Ranger programs, great gift and camp shop and cafe.

Hipcamper Kristin
Has mixed feelings towards this listing

Big Basin is beautiful, historic, and extremely family friendly (too family friendly for my purposes). Wastahi Campground is exceptionally hilly--few sites are remotely level--and partly due to this it's pretty loud. There is a lot of echoing of sounds, and the weekend I spent there seemed to have attracted particularly inconsiderate campers. There seemed to be little oversight on the site--music blasting at midnight--and toilet paper ran out early. If you are energetically sensitive like me, be aware that you are not out of the City sphere here. I could still feel the mass of people, and there are several airplanes per day that fly overhead.

Park
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
State
California
Phone Number
(831) 338-8860
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
37.176° N, 122.21° W
Unknown price
Tent Only - Hike In: 26 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)