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
Tent or RV sites
31 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 Claudia
Claudia C.
recommends this listing.
July 6th, 2020

Just camped here over July 4th weekend and it was fantastic! Beautiful campground within the Redwoods, lots of shade, plenty of space between your neighbors. The staff did a fantastic job of keeping the restrooms clean often. Only one downside was the check-in process this weekend but it is understandable with the holiday. Would highly recommend this site!

Hipcamper Shana
Shana B.
recommends this listing.
February 19th, 2020

Love camping here under the beautiful redwoods! Can get crowded, but with planning you can find some semi-private ones and/or not right on top of each other.

Hipcamper Brittney
Brittney R.
recommends this listing.
December 19th, 2018

We found a lovely, secluded, walk-in site with an incredible stargazing spot a short hike away. The racoons will steal your food, though.

Hipcamper Lisa
Lisa M.
recommends this listing.
November 23rd, 2018

Peaceful and serene. Crazy aggressive raccoons.

Hipcamper Denise
Denise R.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 28th, 2018

love this place do it ever year

Hipcamper Matthew
Matthew O.
recommends this listing.
February 10th, 2018

Camped in February. Beautiful campsite! Can get a little chilly under the trees this time of year. You can pay for campsites with a card but need cash to buy wood.

Hipcamper matthew
Matthew Y.
recommends this listing.
February 1st, 2018

very nice campground with nice showers and great hiking trails

Hipcamper Christopher
Christopher D.
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 27th, 2017

Really enjoyed camping here. A lot of the campsites are very spaced out so you don't have neighbors right next to you. Campsite 63 was very private, while at the same time really close to the water spigot and not far from the bathrooms. The bathrooms have bright lights at night, so consider that before picking a site that's right next to the bathroom. The bathrooms themselves are very clean and are all individual unisex bathrooms, which is nice for privacy. The campsite had a nice deep fire pit and a food locker to keep your food away from the Jays, Ravens, etc. Only complaint was that our campsite was very slopey with not a lot of flat space, but we made it work okay. Overall this is a great place to camp, with some stunning Redwoods!

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)