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Open Year-round
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Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
Please respect the outdoors and leave no trace. One tip how to dispose of waste properly: Pack out toilet paper and hygiene products. For more information, visit https://lnt.org/learn/7-principles

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. 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Parking Pass

Parking for one vehicle comes with the camping fee, otherwise it is $8 per vehicle per night

Pros

Close to Big Basin Redwood State Park.

Cons

No fires.

Pets allowed

No

Managed by

California State Parks

Reservation phone number

831-338-8861

Address

Big Basin Way
20524
Boulder Creek, CA 95006
United States

Features

Flushing toilets
Showers
Potable water
Amphitheater

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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