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.


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 6 months in advance of your arrival date.
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 at ReserveCalifornia: Huckleberry Campground Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM
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.

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.

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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