Big Basin Redwoods State Park


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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

Phone:831-338-8860
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=540
Size: 18,033 acres. Elevation: Sea level to 2,000 feet.

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However, EGSs have been sighted by co-author AEM in redwood forests within Henry Cowell and Big Basin Redwoods State Parks between Santa Cruz and San Francisco.
They are so impressive that back in 1902, locals recognized the need to save the groves at Big Basin Redwoods State Park, making it California's oldest state park.
Close to Big Basin Redwoods State Park, with condo-style lodging around a golf course.
On a mist-filled morning, I take off my day pack and settle against the trunk of a Monterey pine growing on the slopes of Waddell Valley, in Big Basin Redwoods State Park due north of Santa Cruz.
At Ano Nuevo the pines straddle State 1 and continue immediately southward, covering Waddell Valley's steep slopes and the western entrance to Big Basin Redwoods State Park.
67 Skyline to the Sea Trail, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California.
The struggle to protect the ecosystems and watersheds of Big Basin Redwoods State Park and its sister park, Castle Rock, continues today.
Formed by Hill in 1990 to protect old growth in Big Basin, the Sempervirens Club was instrumental in the creation of the 3,800-acre California Redwood Park, which was renamed Big Basin Redwoods State Park in 1927.
The 6 miles of winding road from Skyline Boulevard down to the turnoff for Big Basin Redwoods State Park are alone worth the drive.
Waddell Beach, State Highway 1 at Big Basin Redwoods State Park (75 miles south of San Francisco).
Nature has been unkind to Big Basin Redwoods State Park lately.