Sempervirens Campground is at the confluence of Sempervirens and Blooms creeks, ¾-mile from Big Basin Redwoods State Park headquarters. The beauty and grandeur of the park's redwood forests have been attracting visitors for more than a century. With so many places to explore and things to do, Big Basin is a premier camping place for families.
Sempervirens Campground offers comfortable campsites, usually well-spaced and with good privacy. Excellent amenities include hot showers. The campground is closed November through late March. During the shoulder season (late March - mid-May and after Labor Day through October), the campground is only open for 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.