Campgrounds and RV Parks Located in the Santa Cruz Mountains
If warm weather and a slower pace is your is your cup of tea, camping in the Santa Cruz Mountains around Ben Lomond, Boulder Creek, or Felton may be your best bet. You will have to give up the ocean views, but the sights and sounds of the coastal redwoods towering above your campsite can be downright euphoric. Too much? How about blissful or extremely enjoyable.
Big Basin Redwoods State Park is a good pick for family campgrounds, group campsites, and tent camping.
Here is Our Comprehensive List of Santa Cruz Mountain Campgrounds and RV Parks
Big Basin Redwoods State Park — Campgrounds
21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 831-338-8860
The park has miles of trails that link Big Basin to Castle Rock State Park and the eastern reaches of the Santa Cruz range. The trails are utilized by both hikers and equestrians.
Big Basin Tent Cabins — Open Year Round
21600 Big Basin Hwy, Boulder Creek (800) 874-8368
Butano State Park — Campgrounds
1500 Cloverdale Rd., Pescadero, CA (650) 879-2040
A 2,200-acre redwood park in the Santa Cruz Mountains, featuring excellent hiking through the redwood groves. Only three miles from the Pacific coast, the park’s trails offer views of the Pacific Ocean and the Año Nuevo islands.
Castle Rock State Park — Backpacker campgrounds
15000 Skyline Blvd., Los Gatos, CA (408) 867-2952
Along the crest of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Castle Rock State Park contains 3,600 acres of coast redwood, Douglas-fir, and madrone forest. Steep canyons are sprinkled with unusual rock formations that are popular with rock climbers, and hikers can enjoy the 32 miles of hiking and horseback riding trails.
300 Old Big Trees Road, Felton, CA (831) 335-7669 the RV Park is located near Santa Cruz, California, nestled in the giant redwoods and San Lorenzo River. They offer a year round destination for those looking to explore the bay area and redwood forests.
101 North Big Trees Park Rd., Felton, CA (831) 438-2396
The park features 15 miles of hiking and riding trails through a forest that looks much the same as it did 200 years ago. The park is the home of the Redwood grove, with a self-guided nature path, and Douglas fir, madrone, oak and the most unusual feature of the park, a stand of Ponderosa pine.
The park has a rugged, natural basin forested with coast redwoods, Douglas fir and live oak. Eighteen miles of trails crisscross the canyon and its two streams, Peters Creek and Pescadero Creek.
150 East Grove, Boulder Creek, CA (831) 338-3413
The Redwood Resort of Boulder Creek California is a small privately owned RV park and campground nestled amongst the majestic redwood trees. The RV park is open year round and the campground is open May through September.
4980 Highway 9, Felton, CA (831) 335-8312
Situated on the beautiful San Lorenzo River and backed by Henry Cowell State Park our clean, newly renovated RV Park and campground offer guests a year round, family oriented, place to relax or a base camp for your outdoor adventure.
4770 Hwy 9, Felton, CA (831) 335-432