UPDATE #!: Note that there is road construction on Hwy 9 between Saratoga and Skyline Blvd. There are 2 sections of Hwy 9 that are one-lane traffic. Expect considerable delays or consider taking an alternate route if coming via Hwy 9 in Saratoga. UPDATE #2: As of 7/27 the Group Campsite is almost full. A group campsite for birders and butterfliers will be specially reserved for this event. Weekend package for Friday and Saturday evenings: $25/person donation to Mountain Parks Foundation Only checks will be accepted. Space is limited. Tent camping only. Sorry, no pets or RVs in the group campsite. To reserve your spot(s) in the group campsite, contact Big Basin Interpreter Susan Blake at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 831-338-8883.
What to Bring: - Alarm clock, if you want to be sure you are awake for the early morning bird walks. - Binoculars/scope - A dish to share at the Wings Over the Basin potluck on Saturday (see SCHEDULE for details) - Plates, cups, utensils, etc. - Field Guides - Camera/film - Charcoal or wood for cooking & fires, newspaper, lighter fluid, BBQ tools, matches. You can buy firewood at headquarters where you check in. Gathering firewood is not allowed in the park - Tent/ground cloth - Sleeping bag/pad - Food & snacks for the weekend. There is no restaurant at Big Basin Redwoods State Park. The closest restaurant is in Boulder Creek. There is a little store that is open from 10-4 and it is a great place to get cold drinks, espresso, ice cream and treats. - Water bottles for hikes - Day pack for hikes - Flashlight - Layers of clothes (it can get chilly at night, warm during the day) - Extra socks, shoes - Sunscreen, lip balm, insect repellent - Hat - Jacket