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.
Friday 03/23 0%
High 51° / Low 39°
Partly cloudy. High 51F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday 03/24 60%
High 49° / Low 35°
Chance of Rain
Showers in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 49F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Sunday 03/25 20%
High 48° / Low 36°
Sun and a few passing clouds. High 48F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.
Monday 03/26 10%
High 53° / Low 41°
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 53F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday 03/27 0%
High 59° / Low 43°
Sunny skies. High 59F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 03/28 0%
High 65° / Low 46°
Mainly sunny. High near 65F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
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