The Oldest State Park In California, Big Basin Redwoods, Should Be On Every Northern Californian’s Bucket List

Did you know that California is home to 280 state parks? We have one of the biggest and most diverse state park systems in the world, and that’s a fact that we don’t take for granted! You’ve (hopefully) visited plenty of California’s wonderful state parks, but you haven’t lived until you’ve stepped foot into the oldest state park in California. Big Basin Redwoods is the place to go when you feel like immersing yourself in the massive beauty of the redwoods.

Author’s Note: After much of the park was damaged in a wildfire, California State Parks announced that Big Basin Redwoods will partially reopen Memorial Day Weekend. Open regions include the western coastal region of the park and Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center. For more information about what in the park is specifically open, visit the park’s website.

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Address: 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006, USA