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 “

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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

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking

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

Hiking

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

Surfing

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

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Wastahi Campground.

Beach
Forest
Redwoods
Waterfall
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Hipcamper Serena
Serena W.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 10th, 2015

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
Kristin C.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
June 25th, 2018

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.

Hipcamper Lucy C.
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August 29th, 2018
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August 4th, 2018
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April 18th, 2017
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)