Blooms Creek Campground is one of four campgrounds in beautiful Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Blooms Creek Campground has 53 tent/car campsites, some of which are adjacent to Blooms Creek. All campsites at Blooms Creek Campground include a picnic table, fire pit/ring with grill, and a food locker.
Blooms Creek Campground is one the popular campsites among the largest continuous stand of ancient coastal redwood trees, which are some of the oldest and largest trees on the planet. Big Basin Redwoods State Park covers more than 18,000 acres, and is a enjoyed by trail hikers for having more than 80 miles of trails for hiking trails.
Big Basin Redwoods State Park boasts a large amount of waterfalls and diverse landscapes, such as lush canyon bottoms to grassy chaparral hills, a wide variety of animals such as deer, raccoons, lots of bird life, and even bobcats occasionally.
Blooms Creek Campground Bottom Line
Of the car camping campgrounds in Big Basin, Blooms Creek Campground is the best. While it still has some of the privacy issues of Sempervirens, Huckleberry, and Wastahi, it is not a bad campsite. The scenery and beauty at Big Basin make up for some of the privacy issues of Blooms Creek. Its is also a great family campground, with larger size campsites, and there are plenty of recreational activities in the park to entertain children. If you are camping with children be sure to check out the many activities that the Park Rangers organize at the Visitor Center and Campfire Center.
Blooms Creek Campground Features
|Number of Campsites:||53 Campsites|
|Cost:||$35 per night|
|Showers:||Yes – Coin Operated|
|RV/Trailer Length:||RV: 27 Feet – Trailer: 24 Feet|
|RV/Trailer Amenities:||Dump Station Located at Park Entrance|
|Cell Phone Service:||None|
|Operating Season:||Lower Blooms Creek (103-138):
Upper Blooms Creek (139-156):
|Other:||Firewood sold at camp store near visitors center|
|Address:||21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006|
|Nearest City:||Boulder Creek, California|
|Location:||Bay Area – Santa Cruz, California|
|Paved Road Access:||Yes|
|Proximity to Stores:||Approximately 1 mile at park headquarters|
|Directions:||The park is about 65 miles south of San Francisco and can be accessed via CA-9 from Saratoga or CA-35 (Skyline Drive) to CA-236. From Santa Cruz travel approximately 25 miles northwest via CA-9 and CA-236 to reach the Park Headquarters.|
Maps & Brochures
Camping Supply List
|Phone:||650.948.9098||Facebook:||Big Basin Redwoods State Park Facebook Page|
|Web:||California State Parks||Twitter:|
|Reservations:||Reserve a Campsite Now|
When To Go
Anytime during the season. Holiday weekends can be extra busy with large group camps.
Winter: Cold, overcast and rainy. Big Basin receives the majority of its average 48 inches of rain. December through March average temperatures range from highs in the 50′s to lows in the 20′s.
Spring: Cool with showers and morning and evening fog. Average daytime highs in the 60′s, lows in the 30′s to 40′s.
Summer: Warm with cool nights. Morning fog in early Summer. Average highs 75 to 95, lows 40′s to 50′s.
Fall: Warm day to cold nights. Occasional early storms with rain. Average highs 75 to 60′s, lows 50′s to 30.
Sunday 12/17 0%
High 60° / Low 41°
Plentiful sunshine. High around 60F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 12/18 0%
High 62° / Low 41°
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 62F. Winds light and variable.
Tuesday 12/19 10%
High 59° / Low 44°
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 59F. Winds light and variable.
Wednesday 12/20 20%
High 51° / Low 38°
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 51F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.
Thursday 12/21 0%
High 54° / Low 38°
Mainly sunny. High 54F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday 12/22 0%
High 56° / Low 41°
A few passing clouds, otherwise generally sunny. High 56F. Winds light and variable.
Acquired in 1902, Big Basin Redwoods State Park is the oldest State Park in California and holds the largest continuous stand of ancient coastal redwood trees, which are some of the oldest and largest trees on the planet.
Booms Creek Campground Pictures
Image Credits: Justin Wilson