Description

Only ten minutes from nearby Santa Cruz and five minutes from Felton, the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park campground offers you a chance to get away from it all, while still being close to amenities in town. The campground is shaded by the surrounding pine and oak forest, and has nearly 30 miles of hikeable trails nearby. It's about a two-mile walk or a five-minute drive from the campground to the Redwood Grove Loop Trail. It's a half-mile walk from the campground to the rare Santa Cruz Sandhills habitat and to the highest point in the park, the Observation Deck. You can see all the way to Monterey on a clear day! With 113 reservable sites, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park camping is anything but intimate, but is spread out enough not to feel cramped.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, RVs
107 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Max size unknown
No hookups
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking

While hiking trails are exclusively for travelers on foot and, often, horseback, there are still plenty of opportunities to enj...Read more

Fishing

If you make it up to the park November through February, be sure to grab your pole: fishing during the steelhead and salmon sea...Read more

Hiking

How does a 360 degree view of mountain, forest and sea sound? How about a trip along the San Lorenzo River, ending in an enchan...Read more

Horseback riding

If fording a river on horseback as you make your way through groves of ancient oaks and pines sounds like your kind of afternoo...Read more

Swimming

Is there anything better than a swimming hole in the shade on a hot summer day? How about one surrounded by ancient pines and R...Read more

Whitewater paddling

If you are looking for something with a little more movement than a redwood grove (they are exquisite, but do tend to stay in o...Read more

Wildlife watching

This park has four distinct ecosystems, giving wildlife enthusiasts a chance to see the wide variety of species that call the r...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Henry Cowell Redwoods Campground.

Forest
Redwoods
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole
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Hipcamper g.m.
G.M. M.
didn't provide a recommendation.
January 29th, 2016

We stayed in site 11 last summer. The sites are spacious and tidy. Lots of poison oak on the outside of the rings, but whatever. Several trails weave round and through the campground. It was great fun for children but not knee deep in smalls (and we have smalls).

Hipcamper Moira
Moira W.
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February 1st, 2017

Lots of poison oak

Hipcamper Nate
Nate G.
recommends this listing.
June 16th, 2017

Fire pits in every site are nice. Good privacy between sites depending on part of campground you are situated

Hipcamper Gina
Gina F.
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February 10th, 2018

It can get crowded and busy.

Hipcamper KATIE
Katie M.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 30th, 2017

Follow the rules because the CA State Park Rangers will write tickets for not following the rules. Some trails do not allow dogs or alcohol so be sure to read the signs. There are many fun and short trails to check out. Many take a hike to the swimming area at Garden of Eden, but be careful as there have been accidents there. An easy hike from the campground is to Cable Car Beach where there is a mellow area to play in the water. Keep your eyes open for horses on the trail, large trees and beautiful scenery.

They have flush toilets and showers, fire rings, picnic tables. This is a popular place so expect to make reservations long in advance.

Hipcamper Ze
Ze P.
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June 16th, 2017

If you like folks who party - go here.

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Park
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
State
California
Phone Number
(831) 335-4598
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
37.029° N, 122.045° W
Unknown price
Tent Only: 4 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 98 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)