|21700 Little Basin Rd, Boulder Creek, CA 95006|
Tanbark Loop Trail
In 1963 Bill Hewlett and David Packard purchased Little Basin to boost employee morale the “HP Way”. The Little Basin Campground was used for company picnics and allowed employees to camp with their families. In 2007 Hewlett-Packard transferred ownership of Little Basin to the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) and the Sempervirens Fund. A growing global company and declining usage were stated as some reasons for the transfer.
In 2011 the property was transferred to California State Parks, and is currently operated by Urban Parks Concessionaires. Entry to the campground is by reservation (through ReserveCalifornia.com) or walk-in camping only. No day-use is permitted.
The campground contains facilities such as a sports field, basketball court, sand volleyball court, disk-golf course, horseshoe rings, restrooms with toilets and showers, a small gift shop/visitor center, tent sites, and basic cabins. For large-group camping there is a group camping space for up to 50 people, and a pavilion, kitchen, and recreational room that can be booked in advance. The concessionaire can be contacted to arrange and reserve campground for special events. The campground has paved roads, water spigots, and trash and recycling containers throughout.
Little Basin is an alcohol, smoking, and pet-free facility.
From Little Basin there are two main hiking trails: Eagle Rock and the Tanbark Loop.