Sempervirens Campground

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

San Francisco Peninsula + Santa Cruz, California

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Sempervirens Campground

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  • Entry to tent camping side of the road.- Sempervirens Campground
  • Awesome redwoods throughout the campground.- Sempervirens Campground
  • Stellar campsites.- Sempervirens Campground
  • Restrooms.- Sempervirens Campground
  • Potable water.- Sempervirens Campground
  • Bear boxes, picnic tables, fire pits.- Sempervirens Campground
  • Camp is divided by Highway 236. Tent camping is on one side and RV camping is on the other.- Sempervirens Campground
  • Sempervirens Campground.- Sempervirens Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Camping in old-growth forest.
Cons: 
Close to Highway 236.
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Region:
San Francisco Peninsula + Santa Cruz, CA
Congestion: 
High
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Camping fee: 
$35.00
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Reservation Fee ($8.00)
RV sites: 
7
Tent/Car sites: 
27
Picnic Tables: 
Yes
Dogs allowed: 
Yes
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Partly cloudy throughout the day.
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Partly cloudy until evening.
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Clear throughout the day.
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Clear throughout the day.
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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The Sempervirens Club was started by the original founders of Big Basin Redwoods State Park. This campground was a gathering place for the club to host events and meetings. These grounds hold a lot of important history, for if it was not for the actions of this group, these old-growth redwoods may not exist today. Grateful are the many who come to see California's first state park!

Sempervirens Campground is divided by Big Basin Highway (Highway 236), with tent camping on one side and RV camping on the other. Old-growth redwoods are the main feature here, and many of the sites are right next to these giants. It is easy to see why this location was chosen for club meetings.

Potable water is located throughout the grounds, and restrooms with showers are located by the main entrance. These sites are fairly spacious, and most have level ground. Picnic tables, fire pits, and bear boxes are also provided at each site. 

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