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

Many wonderful trails lead to interesting sections of the park. Some of the most popular trails are listed here.

  • Maddocks Cabin Site is 4-mile trail beginning on Skyline to the Sea Trail and returning on connecting trails, passing Maddocks Cabin Site, Opal Creek, and old-growth redwoods.
  • Berry Creek Falls is a 10.5 miles round-trip to the four cascades on Berry Creek, passing many of the largest redwoods.
  • Redwood Trail is a ½-mile loop, self-guided nature trail, passing some of the tallest trees in the park, including Mother of the Forest.
  • Sequoia Trail is a 4-mile loop connecting with Skyline to the Sea Trail, passing Sempervirens Falls, Founders Monument, and Slippery Rock.

  • Activities and Programs

    • Junior Rangers is available for children ages 7-12.
    • The Big Basin Nature Club is designed for ages 3-6 alone with their families.
    • Participate in guided Nature Walks.
    • Enjoy evening Campfire Talks.

    Key Huckleberry Campground Regulations

    1. Wood collecting is not permitted in the park, 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 to prevent raccoons from getting at your supplies. There are no bears.

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    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, abundant 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.

    Huckleberry Campground Basics
    Huckleberry Campground Location: 25 miles northwest of Santa Cruz via Highways 9 and 236
    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 at Huckleberry Campground
    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 Reservations
    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
    Attractions near Huckleberry Campground: Hike along the Shadowbrook Trail and the Sequoia Trail. Tour the visitor center and the nature museum. Bicycle on paved roads and fire roads.

    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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