Blooms Creek Campground offers a perfect Big Basin camping experience amongst the redwoods, provides many nearby hiking options, and multiple amenities. There are 53 campsites, a few of which are very close to the actual creek. Each one includes a picnic table, fire pit, and a proper food locker. The campsites are on the large side, which is great if you have children running around.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
142 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair 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


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Hipcamper Sam
Sam O.
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April 7th, 2020

My GF and I have stayed at site 125 and 116. Site 125 has HUGE redwoods that are incredible to wake up to, but it's not very secluded. Site 116 is very secluded and surrounded by beautiful redwoods, this spot is INCREDIBLE; however, it's very hard to reserve because it's always booked! Either way - this place is fantastic!

Hipcamper Cielo
Cielo L.
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July 18th, 2018

This was my first time coming to Big Basin. It was fun. We were lucky and booked a campsite for the 4th of July weekend one week prior! They held a talent show for the kids. Although, I had such low expectations for our campsite, since it was right at the entrance of the campgrounds and right next to the road. BUT!! It happened to be the best one. There was almost like a secret nook above our campsite, where we set up our tent. It does connect to a grove and trail towards HQ but no one came by.

I highly recommend campsite 104B. You do hear the cars drive by in the day but in the evenings it's dead quiet and super secluded.

Hipcamper Sally
Sally L.
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May 24th, 2017

Big Basin is stunning! I stayed in site 105 right by the entrance. I didn't mind the cars occasionally passing by but if you want peace and quiet you may want to pick sites closer to the creek. The only thing I didn't like about 105 is the driveway has a gutter and it scraped the bottom of my car so park on the side if you can or if you're in an SUV, you'll be fine. Besides that, I had an amazing experience and can't wait to go back!

Hipcamper Leah
Leah C.
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April 15th, 2016

April 2016
Beautiful and well maintained camp - I stayed in the Sempervirens Loop, which was a little more private and quiet than the main camps, where there were a lot of families, etc.
There are loads of great hikes to take, for all persuasions, from very easy short loops to long, challenging hikes. Camp centre is well equipped: firewood for sale, a well stocked gift shop and small grocery/cafe with espresso, snacks and a small museum attached.
Showers are a quarter for two minutes, but beware - they aren't very warm!
This is a great place to stay a few nights, hike and check out the redwoods and the abundant wildlife. It's a beautiful place. Boulder Creek down the road is a very quaint mountain town, and worth a look as well.

Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah W.
didn't provide a recommendation.
February 2nd, 2016

Also stayed in 122B - it was incredible! So much room to spread out amongst the trees, a good distance from neighbors, and backs up to the creek. The campground itself is pretty magical, nestled amongst the redwoods, plus several bathrooms and showers available.

Hipcamper Joanna
Joanna R.
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June 28th, 2015

Virtually every campsite is wooded and shady, so you're sure to be comfortable in nearly all of them. Campsites 113, 114, 122, 123, 127-129, 146, 156, 155 are all pretty private. Lots of great <1.5mi for small kids. Great Jr. Ranger program at 3pm each day.

Hipcamper Ashley
Ashley H.
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June 11th, 2015

Site 122 is one of the best! Right next to the water but super well set up and private!!

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Big Basin Redwoods State Park
United States
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(831) 338-8860
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37.168° N, 122.218° W
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