Big Basin Redwoods Campground

Big Basin State Park

Big Basin Redwoods Camping – Big Basin State Park

By far, one of the best Redwood State Parks near the San Francisco Bay Area. Very popular on weekends and all summer long. Reservations are recommended. Open all year!

State Park
These are the majestic Santa Cruz redwood forests, located behind Boulder Creek, California. Off of Hwy 9, this redwood park has awesome hiking, easy access & overnight accommodations to suit your style. Stay in a tent cabin, a developed campground or use the walk-in camp sites for a real natural setting.

Real Forest Camping

Real Forest Camping

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    Big Basin Redwood Campgrounds

    184 camp spots include:

    • 74  tent campsites
    • 38 walk-in sites
    • 41 tent cabins
    • 31 RV campsites (27′ max)

    Additionally there are 40 hike-in camp sites & 4 group camps, by reservation.

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    tent cabins

    If you prefer not to camp out among the ferns & the forest, then the tent cabin may be the way to go, or there are several dozen inns nearby. Select the towns below for lodging options.

    Big Basin Redwoods State Park Campground

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    Redwoods Camping

    Chimney Peak Backcountry Byway

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    East of Lake Isabella and west of Walker Pass, there is a small community called Canebrake along Highway 178 Canebrake Road, a graded dirt road climbs up into pinyon pine forests. Lamont Peak (aka Lamont Pinnacles) is a decent hike & rock climbers dig it too.

    Lamont Peak

    Chimney Creek Campground is along the main road and has RV access (28′ max), for the motorhomes who do not mind a little dirt road driving. Easy trail access to numerous area hikes. The PCT is routed close by.

    Long Valley Campground is tucked way back in the boonies with trailhead leading into the granite Dome Lands; Fishing and river access to the South Fork of the Kern.

    Long Valley Loop

    Long Valley Loop Road (2001)

    Long Valley Loop Road circles the Chimney Peak Wilderness, which skirts the Domeland Wilderness. THE LOOP is washed out and ROAD is NOW CLOSED in one portion. See BLM web site for up to date info.

    [ see the photos from 2001 ]

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    Hiking California Coast

    California Coast Trails

    Big Sur Coast Coastal hikes are the mildest trails California has to offer, ranging from scenic strolls along the base of beach cliffs to steep redwood forested canyons. From Torrey Pines in San Diego to the multiple redwood parks along the North Coast, there is no shortage of hiking near the coastline. Southern California has more beaches than parks, with tide pool areas being a favorite destination for many. Central Coast has lush, fern canyons with year-round flowing creeks and numerous bluffs and rugged beaches. Bay Area has hiking trails nearly everywhere – along the bay, in the woods or on the coast. NorCal has all the wilderness, parks and remote beaches one could ever hope for. What are you waiting for? Get out there.

    Pacific Valley Hiking

    San Francisco Bay Area Hiking

    Limekiln Hikes

    hiking trail maps

    Channel Island National Park Map
    Los Angeles Hiking Maps
    Los Padres NF South (Ojai, Santa Barbara, Frazier)
    Los Padres NF North (San Luis Obispo, Big Sur)
    Marin Hiking Maps
    Mendocino National Forest Map
    Six Rivers National Forest Map
    Redwoods Map
    Ventana Wilderness Map w/ Silver Peak

    Sand Dollar Beach

    Hiking Park

    California Guide to City Hikes, Urban Hiking Trails & Local Community Parks

    California has thousands of parks, forests, preserves and open spaces for public use. Outdoor recreation, museums, gardens, pools, biking, equestrian and hiking trails. There are State Parks, National Forest & National Parks gracing nearly every corner of the golden state. Each California county has numerous county parks and within downtown regions, city parks can be perfect, scenic, picnic spots, or the parks could include hiking trails – like San Diego’s Balboa Park that is 5 square miles big.

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    Community Resources for California: Parks & Recreation

    Local museums, city parks, county parks, found under individual town listings on California A-Z

    Grover Hot Springs

    Grover Drive

    Grover Hot Springs Park

    California State Park
    Sierra Hot Spring Camping Resort
    open all year

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    Meadow Entrance

    South of Lake Tahoe, hidden in a forest meadow near the small town of Markleeville, sits this super scenic, year-round camping resort in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Popular place for senior travelers, RV campers, families, snow skiers, and tourists.

    No lodging available, no cabins. Only Campground Camping – Reservations are recommended. This is a popular destination for the Eastern Sierra Tahoe region. May thru September are peak season. During mid-winter a portion of the campsites are closed and the remainder may be on a first come, first serve basis. State Park is located 4 miles west of Markleeville, at the end of Hot Springs Road.

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    Camping and Day Use

    Pool Information

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    Piped water, flush toilets, showers, this is luxury camping by State Park standards. Hiking, fishing, stargazing. Quite an ideal spot, especially if you visit during a slow time. Surrounded by mountains that top 10,000′ elevation, expect to see some snow in the winter months.

    SwimSuits Required

    The hot pool resort is open to the public for day soaking w/ a fee. Wheelchair accessible areas. The pool hours tend to fluctuate with the seasons, so be prepared for anything. Even a snow storm!

    Grover Hot Spring Campground

    • Elevation: 5800′
    • Number of Sites: 75
    • Vehicle Access: RV 27′ max
    • Campsites Reservation: Yes
    • Camp Fee: Yes
    • Length of Stay: 10 Days
    • Season: Open all year
    • Trailheads: Carson River

    GROVER HOT SPRINGS SP Winter Camping Hot Springs

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