Wastahi Walk-in Campground
Wastahi Walk-in Campground is hidden away about 1½ miles from Big Basin Redwoods State Park headquarters. This quiet, forested campground for tents only offers more of a backcountry feel than the other campgrounds in the park. Big Basin is one of the premier family camping destinations in California. Easy to explore trails leading in many directions along gurgling creeks and among giant redwoods, wildlife abounds, and a host of interpretive programs are available for all ages.
Wastahi Walk-in Campground sites are number 76 -102. They are only open during the summer from about May 22 to the end of Labor Day weekend. Campers park at a lot off Sky Meadow Road and carry their gear to their sites.
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.