Sequoia Group Campground

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Sequoia Group Campground, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, CA

Sequoia Group Campground

Big Basin Attractions

Hiking among the Redwoods

A network of trails connects various parts of Big Basin with one another. Groups staying at Sequoia Group Campground are close to several nice trails.

  • 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.
  • 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.

Activities and Programs

  • Interesting Guided Nature Walks are offered at a variety of times.
  • Enjoy lively Campfire Talks in the afternoon and evening.
  • Children ages 7-12 have fun in the Junior Rangers program.
  • The Big Basin Nature Club is for children ages 3-6 and their families.

Key Sequoia Group Campground Regulations

  1. Quiet Hours run from 10 PM to 6 AM.
  2. Wood collecting is not permitted in the park, including picking up twigs and leaves.
  3. Keep your food safe from raccoons by securing your food in lockers or vehicles. There are no bears in Big Basin.

Sequoia Group Campground

Sequoia Group Campground is located ½-mile from Big Basin Redwoods State Park headquarters. Two group areas are available year-round. The sites have plenty of room for numerous large tents as well as space for activities. There is room for 1-2 RVs as well.

The beauty and grandeur of Big Basin's redwood forests have been attracting visitors for more than a century. The park is a premier camping place for families with so many places to explore and things to do. Trails lead along meandering streams and out to scenic waterfalls.

The two sites at Sequoia Group Campground may be reserved together to create a campground for up to 100 people.

Sequoia Group Campground Basics
Sequoia Group Campground Location: 25 miles northwest of Santa Cruz via Highways 9 and 236
Elevation: 1,200 feet
Number of Sites: 2
People per Site: 9 - 50
Vehicles per Site: 18
Pets: no
Terrain: mountains, forest

Reservations for Sequoia Group Campground
Reservations Available: Year-round, up to 6 months in advance of arrival date
Maximum Vehicle Length: 24 feet
Accessible Sites: Yes, but not limited to ADA users
Fees: $335 plus an $8 reservation fee
Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia: Sequoia Group Campground Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon
Park Headquarters: (831) 338-8860

Sequoia Group 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 Huckleberry Campground entrance
Campground Map: Big Basin Campgrounds Map
Attractions near Sequoia Group Campground: Once at the center of the park, hiking trails abound, including Skyline to the Sea Trail and Sequoia Trail. Visit park waterfalls such as Sempervirens Falls and Berry Creek Falls, Enjoy walking through redwood groves. Tour the visitor center and nature museum.
Common Wildlife: Raccoons, deer, woodpeckers, quail

Trail in Big Basin Redwoods State Park, CA

One of many Big Basin Trails

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.

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