Blooms Creek Campground
The Upper and Lower sections of 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 the 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.
Changes in California State Parks Reservation System
California State Parks is switching to a new reservation system beginning August 1, 2017. ReserveCalifornia will replace the previous ReserveAmerica. "Beginning on midnight July 26, 2017, the website and telephone reservations for California's state parks will be temporarily offline to prepare for the exciting launch of the new system on August 1. During this time, all existing reservations will be honored. An electronic or hard copy from ReserveAmerica will need to be presented to State Parks staff when checking in for reservation made prior to July 26, 2017."
ReserveCalifornia Reservations Tips
California State Parks' new reservation system - ReserveCalifornia - now allows campers "to make reservations 6 months to the day in advance of their arrival date." For example, on January 1 reservations can be made for stays beginning on July 1. In the past, reservations were released in one-month blocks. Now it is day by day. For months with fewer days than the month 6 months away, reservations for the remaining days will be released in a small cluster on the first of the next month. For example, on March 1 (because February is a short month) you can make reservations for stays beginning August 29-31. Read details at ReserveCalifornia.