Big Basin Redwoods State Park(redirected from Big Basin State Park)
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Location:25 miles northwest of Santa Cruz via Highway 9 and Highway 236.
Facilities:147 developed family campsites, 5 trail camps, 35 tent cabins, restrooms, showers, picnic areas, trails (80+ miles), visitor center, exhibits, food service, lodging, supplies (é).
Activities:Camping, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, swimming, wildlife viewing, guided tours.
Special Features:California's oldest state park, Big Basin Redwoods was established in 1902 and in 1928 became the first unit of the newly formed California State Park System. (Actually, Yosemite, through 1864 federal legislation became California's and the nation's first state park, but it was later transferred to federal jurisdiction.) Park is home to the largest contiguous stand of ancient coast redwoods south of San Francisco and features more than 80 miles of trails, including some that link Big Basin to Castle Rock State Park (see separate entry) and the eastern reaches of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Address:21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Size: 18,033 acres. Elevation: Sea level to 2,000 feet.
See other parks in California.