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.

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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

Campground Type: Organized
Number of Campsites: 53 Campsites
Cost: $35 per night
Use Level: High
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Showers: Yes – Coin Operated
Trash/Dumpsters: Yes
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: No
RV/Trailer Length: RV: 27 Feet – Trailer: 24 Feet
RV/Trailer Amenities: Dump Station Located at Park Entrance
Cell Phone Service: None
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Lower Blooms Creek (103-138):

  • End of March through Mid-October

Upper Blooms Creek (139-156):

  • End of May through the beginning of September
Other: Firewood sold at camp store near visitors center

Getting There

Address: 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Geo Coordinates: 37.168001,-122.218024
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.

Camping Supply List


Phone: 650.948.9098 Facebook: Big Basin Redwoods State Park Facebook Page
Web: California State Parks Twitter:
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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.

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Fun Facts

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.

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Booms Creek Campground Pictures

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Image Credits: Justin Wilson

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