Alert: if you try to reserve camp sites through Reserve America (the phone reservation system), please note that they have almost no knowledge of the campsites!! FIRST call the campground to ask for campsites that fit your needs (space for tents, adjoining sites good for groups, sunny or not, etc), and THEN call the reservation system.
We camped in the Huckleberry Campground with 5 families. We had 4 tent cabin sites and put a tent up on 1 of them. Unfortunately, the 2 families that were staying an extra night (and needed cabin + tent) were given the smallest site (#14) on the entire Huckleberry Loop. The tent absolutely would not have fit, except on the parking pad. The campground staff were the ones who told us #14 was the smallest spot, but initially claimed they would be unable to move us (per official policy). When we pointed out the danger of having children sleeping mere inches from the road, they reluctantly relented and let us move on the final night to a spot that was not reserved. (They also gave us a campground map and told us to refer to it for any future reservations, and are the ones who told us to call the campground before calling the reservation system. They are aware that the system is flawed, and only seem somewhat willing to work to solve the problems.)
Despite that hassle, we really did enjoy the campground. The setting was serene, the facilities were adequate - the right mix of 'rustic' (fire rings, picnic tables, space for tents) yet 'developed' (flush toilets, pay showers, the tent cabins).
Unlike others, we did not have trouble with raccoons (although we did hear them prowling one night). The jays, however, were seriously aggressive! One morning, a jay stole a pancake right off a plate.
- Also Known As:
- Big Basin Tent Cabins Hotel Boulder Creek