Frequently Asked Questions

You may download this camping checklist for a guideline to what to bring camping.

No. However, certified service animals are welcome.

Yes, each campsite and cabin site has a fire ring. We host a campfire program on both Fri and Sat nights 7-8:30 pm at the Group Campfire Circle for those camping at LB. We do not host a campfire program for the large group rentals. However, larger groups can use the Group Campfire Circle or contract with the WOLF naturalists to run a program for them. Firewood is available for purchase at the camp office. Firewood is $9/bundle.

Yes! Each cabin has a heater and electrical outlets.

There are water faucets spread throughout camp. There are no electrical outlets at the campsites.

No more than a minute or two walk from any site.

Yes. Each cabin bed platform has a mattress.

Yes! Although our supplies are limited, we do sell souvenirs, snacks and drinks , s’more kits, bug spray, wood, and ice.

Yes, a full time Site Director/Staff person is on site at all times.

In Boulder Creek (20 minute drive) there are 2 markets: Johnny’s Super & New Leaf Market Grocery Stores. In Felton  (45 minute drive) there is a Safeway Supermarket.

There is extremely limited cell reception, primarily from AT&T. There is no wi-fi available at Little Basin.

Yes, a pay phone is located outside the camp office. A credit card/phone card may be used for long-distance calls.

Hike, Play on the Children’s Playground, Volleyball, Tennis, Basketball or Baseball, Horseshoes, Bird Watch, and attend our Campfire & Nature programs offered on weekends.  

TheTanbark Loop trailhead to Big Basin begins at Little Basin Campground. The hike into Big Basin is approximately 2.5 miles each way and is a moderate hike.


There is no swimming area at Little Basin. Also, the reservoir is closed.


Volleyball, basketball, tennis rackets & balls, softballs & bats, football, frisbee, and horseshoes can be checked out at the camp office. However, you are encouraged to bring your own equipment. The large grassy baseball field is ideal for a variety of activities.

Yes, but on the paved paths only, not on the trails. Guests must provide their own bicycles.

Yes, and mosquitoes too!  Bring repellant and guard/secure your food from hungry critters like ravens and raccoons. We currently recommend that people put their cooler/food into the car at night.

Cool, sometimes foggy nights, warm days. Good idea to wear layers.