Huckleberry Campground

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Huckleberry Campground, Big Basin State Park, CA

Huckleberry Campground

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

Huckleberry Campground

Huckleberry Campground is located along Sempervirens Creek, about 1½ miles from Big Basin Redwoods State Park headquarters. Majestic groves of old-growth coast redwoods draw visitors from around the country. Big Basin is one of the best parks in the state for families, with easy to explore trails leading in many directions, gurgling creeks, wildlife, and a host of interpretive programs for all ages.

There are 33 campsites in Huckleberry Campground, including a number of walk-in sites. The campground also has 36 tent cabins. Campsites #42-#59 are closed November 1 to March 26. They are open for Friday and Saturday nights only during the shoulder seasons (late March to mid-May and September 11 through October). Sites #60-#75 are open year-round.

Campground Basics
Location: 25 miles northwest of Santa Cruz
Elevation: 1,000 feet
Number of Sites: 33 (#42 - #75)
Tent-only, walk-in Sites #52 - #58, 1 vehicle
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.
Campsites Open: Sites #60-#75 open year-round
Maximum Vehicle Length: 24 - 27 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: #69, 72
Favorite Campsites: #44, 45, 48, 50, 51, 58, 59, 65, 70, 72
Fees: $35 plus an $8 reservation fee
Online Reservations: Huckleberry Campground
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Huckleberry 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

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.

Tent cabin in Huckleberry Campground, Big Basin State Park, CA

Huckleberry Campground Tent Cabin

Huckleberry Campground Tent Cabins

Thirty-six tent cabins are located in a loop adjacent to the traditional campsites in Huckleberry Campground. Three levels of cabin comfort are offered - tent cabins, total package tent cabins, and deluxe tent cabins. Tent cabins all feature a raised platform tent with mattress pads, table, wood stove, and lockable door. Outside are a picnic table, fire rings, and space for 1 traditional tent. Tent cabins sleep 4 inside. Another 4 may sleep outside in a traditional tent.

  • Tent Cabin - $75 per night
  • Total Package Tent Cabin - For those without their own camping gear, the package includes use of 4 sleeping bags, a cook stove, cooking utensils, pots and pans, a lantern, a 60-quart cooler, plus a bundle of firewood and bag of ice every night. $130 per night
  • Deluxe Tent Cabin - Beds made up with sheets, blankets, and comforter. Cabins have curtains, lantern, bath towels, and washcloths. $105 per night

Reservations: Huckleberry Campground Tent Cabin Reservations

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