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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

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. 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Parking Pass

Reservation Fee

Pros

Camping in old-growth forest.

Cons

Close to Highway 236.

Pets allowed

Yes

Managed by

California State Parks

Reservation phone number

831-338-8861

Address

Big Basin Way
20412
Boulder Creek, CA 95006
United States

Features

ADA accessible
Flushing toilets
Showers
Potable water

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Comments

02.02.17
When I was a little girl, and before we moved to Felton, we camped at Big Basin. I grew up in the redwoods in Felton, just a few miles from the Big Basin area around Boulder Creek. There is no way to describe the beauty of a redwood forest and the way it smells on a warm summer day.
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