Facilities

Whale Point Researcher Cabin 

Overlooks Big Creek canyon at 500' elevation at the end of Highlands Ridge. Fully functional cabin with kitchen, indoor flush toilet, and outdoor shower. Capacity of 12 people inside the cabin (3 bedrooms with 6 single and 2 double beds plus loft space for sleeping pads). Three tent spaces outside the cabin.

Gatehouse Cabin

Fully functional cabin at sea level at the mouth of Big Creek canyon. Kitchen, indoor flush toilet and shower. Capacity of 12 inside the cabin on single beds (one bedroom/office, two loft areas). Three tent spaces outside the cabin.

Terrace Camp

Located across the creek at the mouth of Big Creek canyon, this camp has potable water, three picnic tables, potable water, a 20' diameter yurt and a covered deck. Capacity of 25 people with 14 tent sites. All gear must be carried over a bridge from the main parking area.

Redwood Camp-Burned in Dolan Fire-Closed until further notice

Located a mile up Big Creek canyon in a redwood grove, this campground has potable water, countertops, a brick grill, and picnic tables for food preparation, sink and drying racks for cleanup, a food locker, fire pit and benches, and a latrine. Capacity of 30 people with 12 tent sites. Parking for five cars. All gear must be carried over a bridge from the road.

Highlands Camp-Burned in Dolan Fire-Closed until further notice

Located at 2000' on Highlands Ridge, this campground has potable water, countertops and picnic tables, a sink, food locker, fire pit and benches, and a latrine. Dispersed camp sites in manzanita/madrone habitat. Capacity of 20 with 8 tent sites. Parking for five cars, two directly adjacent to camp.