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Events, Cabins & Campground in the Santa Cruz Mountains

A Message to Little Basin Guests:

Little Basin Campground facilities sustained severe damage in the recent CZU Lightning Complex Fire and will be closed until further notice.  Fortunately, all of our guests and staff members are safe and we thank everyone for your kind words of support and encouragement.

For guests with reservations at Little Basin Campground, Reserve California will automatically process refunds on all future reservations.

At present, we don’t know the timeframe for the reconstruction of park facilities at California’s first State Park. But we look forward to rebuilding and welcoming guests back to the Little Basin Campground at Big Basin Redwood State Park in the future.

Stay safe.


We continue to stand with the community and our agency partners at California State Parks in heeding the advice of public health officials and have implemented precautionary operating policies to minimize risks for coronavirus transmission. The safety of our guests and team members remains our top priority.

On behalf of the team at Little Basin Campground, thank you for your support and stay safe in your adventures in the outdoors!

Little Basin Campgrounds: COVID-19 Response

Discover Little Basin: A hidden retreat and campground gem in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Little Basin is a California State Parks campground and is part of Big Basin Redwoods State Park, the first state park in California. The property is open to the groups with a wide array of gathering, dining, teambuilding and recreational facilities, most of which date back to the Hewlett Packard era. Little Basin also offers 37 tent sites, 12 camping cabins and a single full hook up RV site. Guests to Little Basin will discover the beauty and significance of this fragile ecosystem while exploring expansive meadows, towering coast redwoods and a vast network of trails in and around the park.

Little Basin is an idyllic natural setting to unplug, unwind and enjoy fresh scent of the coastal air and majestic redwoods. Camping guests may choose to sleep under the sparkling night sky, tucked away in a tent or in a rustic, wood sided cabin. Little Basin offers a family-friendly atmosphere, with plenty of grassy meadows that are also very popular with the sizable local deer herd.