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Butano State Park Campground (California) Make a Reservation

1500 Cloverdale Road
Pescadero, California 94060
650 879-2040
37.218003, -122.351062

Butano State Park Campground (Ben Ries campground) is located smack dab in the middle of a beautiful redwood forest. The campground has 21 drive-in campsites and 18 walk-in campsites. Each campsite has a table, fire ring and grill. The campground has drinking water and flush toilets. Bike/hike campsites are also available.

Butano State Park is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains and includes 4,00  acres of canyons, meadows,  redwoods, oaks and even a wet riparian and  chaparral ecosystem. Wildlife abounds along the 40 miles of hiking trails where you can view the Pacific Ocean. Outdoor activities include camping, hiking, biking, horseback riding, picnicking and wildlife viewing.

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  1. Robt. Callahan says:

    6/18/17. Visited for first time. Hiked 6 bridges and Goat Hill trails. Beautiful and most importantly…..QUIET! Will be back. Have to love those banana slugs! Will rent a cabin next time we are there. Highly recommended.

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Butano State Park is on the San Mateo Coast, off Highway One. Three miles northeast of the Gazos Creek Coastal Access Point by way of Gazos Creek Road, and about 4.5 miles southeast of Pescadero by way of the Pescadero and Cloverdale Roads.

  • BBQ Grills
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian trail
  • Fire Rings
  • Grills
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
  • Backpacking
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Creek
  • Cultural Sites
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Stargazing
  • Walking Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • California State Park
  • Creek
  • Northern California
  • Redwood Forest
  • Redwoods
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
Campsite Types
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
Best Campsites:

6, 9, 25

Campground Map:

Campground Map


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