Blooms Creek Campground

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Big Basin Redwoods

Blooms Creek Campground, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, CA

Blooms Creek Campgrounds

Big Basin Attractions

Hiking among the Redwoods

Various trails lead out from the center of the park to interesting areas of the park. Some of the most popular trails are listed here.

  • Redwood Trail ½-mile loop, self-guided nature trail.
  • Sequoia Trail 4 mile loop
  • Maddocks Cabin Site 4-mile trail
  • Berry Creek Falls 10.5 miles round-trip

Activities and Programs

  • Guided Nature Walks
  • Campfire Talks.
  • Junior Rangers for ages 7-12
  • Big Basin Nature Club for ages 3-6 and their families

Key Big Basin Campground Regulations

  1. Wood collecting is not allowed, including twigs and leaves.
  2. Generators may only be operated from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
  3. Secure food in lockers or vehicles. There are no bears.

Nearby Campgrounds

Big Basin Redwoods Campgrounds

Henry Cowell State Park

Portola Redwoods State Park

Blooms Creek Campground

Upper and Lower Blooms Creek Campground are situated on either side of Blooms Creek, about ½ mile from Big Basin Redwoods State Park headquarters. Soaring stands of old-growth coast redwoods in the park draw visitors from around the country. Trails vary from easy strolls to full-day hikes, some routes among the giant trees along creeks, others to waterfalls.

Blooms Creek Campground is one of the most popular in the park because of its proximity to many of the main attractions. The campground offers many fine amenities, including hot showers. Lower Blooms Creek includes sites #103 - #138, while across the creek more secluded Upper Blooms Creek Campground contains sites #139 - #156. All sites are closed from November through late March. During the shoulder seasons (late March to mid-May and September 11 through October), the sites are only open on Friday and Saturday nights.

Campground Basics
Location: 25 miles northwest of Santa Cruz
Elevation: 970 feet
Number of Sites: 53 (#103 - #156)
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2 if they fit (trailer is a vehicle)
Pets: On leash, always attended
Park Headquarters: (831) 338-8860

Reservations Available: Late April through October
Booking Window: from 2 days up to 7 months in advance of arrival
New dates are released in 1-month blocks on the first of each month.
Walk-in, Tent Only Sites: 143, 144, 145, 153
Maximum Vehicle Length: 24 - 27 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: #134, 135, 137, 139, 140
Favorite Campsites: #106, 108, 114, 122, 127, 128, 135, 138, 139, 154, 155, 156
Fees: $35 plus an $8 reservation fee
Online Reservations: Blooms Creek Campground
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Blooms Creek Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring
Campground: restrooms with flush toilets, tap water
Showers: Yes, 25 cents for 2 minutes
Dump Station: Located at campground entrance
Campground Map: Big Basin Campgrounds Map
Nearby attractions: Hiking trails, visitor center, nature museum

Headquarters at Big Basin Redwoods State Park, CA

Big Basin Headquarters and Visitor Center

Reservations Tips

Reservations for all Big Basin campsites are available from 2 days up to 7 months in advance. Reservations become available in one-month blocks on the first of the month, 7 months in advance. For example, on January 1 campsite reservations become available for all of July.

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