Using The Reserve

Big Creek Reserve burned in the Dolan Fire and experienced debris flows which destroyed campgrounds, roads, and trails. As a result, we are operating with reduced capacity with regard to accommodations and trail access. Please inquire with the Reserve Director for more information.

If you would like to give to help with the important recovery process at Big Creek Reserve, please visit our UCSC Giving Page


Working at Big Creek requires an approved application for research or educational purposes. Applications are submitted through the UC Natural Reserve System Reservations System (RAMS).

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Public Events  Calendar

May  9
Open House - Canceled
Jun  7
Docent Tour - Canceled
Jul  7
Docent Tour - Canceled

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