Located near the headquarters of Big Basin Redwoods State Park is a primitive campsite called Jay Camp. This is a designated biking and hiking campground, and it is best utilized as a quick stop on your way through the park. The camp holds eight fairly private tent locations. This campground has only the basics: potable water, restrooms, and food storage boxes. As is the case everywhere in the park, visitors are expected to practice a Leave No Trace ethic while camping.
The park headquarters has a lot of amenities such as coin-operated showers, a park store, a museum, and much more. Many trails start and intersect at this point as well. If you are planning on hiking the iconic Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail or any other multi-day trails, this may be a good stopping point if you are trying to keep it rugged. Otherwise, there are many other campgrounds in the area with more luxuries such as fire pits and picnic tables.