The majestic Portola Redwoods State Park is a lush camping experience offering a peaceful break from busy Silicon Valley.

Portola Redwoods Campground offers 52 family sites, one accessible site, and four walk-in environmental sites. There are also four group campgrounds, which hold a maximum of 50 people. There are hot showers and flushing toilets. Reserve these sites in advance here. 

Dogs are allowed at the campgrounds and on paved roads, but not in the visitor center or on hiking trails. You can purchase firewood from the park office. The campgrounds close for the winter (November - April) so the best time to visit is in the spring and summer. Even in the spring and summer, be weary of cool morning fog and the occasional summer rain. 

Stock up before you arrive - the nearest gas station is in Sky Londa (14 miles away) and the nearest groceries are in Sky Londa and La Honda (9 miles away).

Photo: Daniel Hoherd

Pack List

Basics:

Sleeping Bag   
Sleeping Pad 
Water Bottle (3L) 
Headlamp
Batteries
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Deodorant
Lip Balm
Hand Sanitizer
Sunscreen/Sunglasses
Bowl
Cup
Spoon

Clothing:
Synthetic Layer T-shirt
Fleece Layer
Outer Shell/Down Jacket
Long Johns/Fleece Pants
Hiking Pant/Short
Hiking Socks (wool or synthetic)
Hiking Boots
Camp Shoes
Rain Coat

Show More
Activities Chillin, Camping, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Features
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound Collective.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Nearby Adventures

More Nearby Adventures

Hike through Portola Redwoods State Park

Like redwood hikes? We do too, they're always very scenic and take you away from the hustle and bustle of the bay area. Not to mention, they also stay cool during the summer months.

927 Saves

Hike the Brook Trail Loop

The Brook Trail Loop is a beautiful hike, starting off in Sam McDonald County Park and later entering into Pescadero Creek County Park.

9 Saves

Backpack Sam McDonald Park

The Pescadero Creek Park Complex is a great place to escape for a day or overnight hike in the heart of the Bay Area.

424 Saves