Sky Meadow Group Campground

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Sign at entrance to Sky Meadow Group Camp, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, CA

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

Sky Meadow Group Campground

Sky Meadow Group Campground is located on Sky Meadow Road, 3½ miles from Big Basin Redwoods State Park headquarters. Two group areas are primitive, walk-in tent sites. A 70-yard walk leads to campsites. A wagon would be helpful to assist in hauling gear to the campsite.

Sky Meadow Group Campground is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Campground Basics
Location: 25 miles northwest of Santa Cruz
Elevation: 1,220 feet
Number of Sites: 2
People per Site: 9 - 40
Vehicles per Site: 15
Pets: no
Terrain: mountains, forest

Reservations Available: Memorial Day to Labor Day
Maximum Vehicle Length: 24 feet
Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $270 plus an $8 reservation fee
Online Reservations: Sky Meadow Group Campground
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: pit toilets, tap water
Showers: None
Dump Station: Located at Huckleberry Campground entrance
Campground Map: Big Basin Campgrounds Map
Nearby attractions: Hiking trails, waterfalls, redwood groves, visitor center, nature museum
Common Wildlife: Raccoons, deer, woodpeckers, quail

Shelter along trail leading to to Sky Meadow Group Camp, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, CA

Log shelter erected along the trail leading to Sky Meadow Camps

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.

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