State: Northern California
Address 1: 21600 Big Basin Way
City: Boulder Creek
Open all Year: Yes
Number of Sites: 188
Full Hook: Yes
About: The park is about 65 miles south of San Francisco. From Santa Cruz travel approx 25 miles northwest via Highways 9 and 236 to reach Park Headquarters. Park Headquarters is 9 miles north of the town of Boulder Creek on State Hwy 236. All roads into Big Basin are curvy. The Rancho Del Oso coastal unit of Big Basin is accessible on State Route 1, about 20 miles north of the city of Santa Cruz.
Big Basin has a full schedule of interpretive programs during the Summer and on weekends during the Fall and Spring as staff allows. Visitors to the park should look for flyers for additional information, programs and updates.
The park offers a nature loop, mountain biking, trail camps, group camps,equestrian trails, and horse camps.