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Some of the state parks in California offer convenient, nearby camping. If you don’t have all the gear you need for your camping trip to Big Basin Redwoods State Park, rent our camping gear online and have it delivered right to your home or convenient pickup point along the way. When you rent our backpacking or camping gear, you are getting a lot better quality than buying at the local big-box retail store, and, you will save money as well. Rental of outdoor gear for a night or two at Big Basin Redwoods State Park is easy; just click on the “Rent Online” tab above to get started. You can rent camping backpacks, lanterns, sleeping gear, GPS Trackers, cooking gear, tents – everything you need for a great outdoor experience. We also have new gear for sale as well as any accessories or supplies you could use for your next trip into your favorite state park.
We’ll ship your rented camping gear direct to your home before your trip, or to a convenient location near the entrance to Big Basin Redwoods State Park. On your way back home, just load the rented backpacking and camping gear back into the same box we shipped to you, use the prepaid return label, and drop off the rental at one of our carrier’s shipping points.
Here’s some information you may find useful before your trip (sourced from Wikipedia and other research):
Big Basin Redwoods State Park is a state park in the U.S. state of California, located in Santa Cruz County, about 36 km northwest of Santa Cruz. The park contains almost all of the Waddell Creek watershed, which was formed by the seismic uplift of its rim, and the erosion of its center by the many streams in its bowl-shaped depression.
Big Basin is California's oldest State Park, established in 1902, earning its designation as a California Historical Landmark. Its original 3,800 acres have been increased over the years to over 18,000 acres. It is part of the Northern California coastal forests ecoregion and is home to the largest continuous stand of ancient coast redwoods south of San Francisco. It contains 10,800 acres of old-growth forest as well as recovering redwood forest, with mixed conifer, oaks, chaparral and riparian habitats. Elevations in the park vary from sea level to over 600 m. The climate ranges from foggy and damp near the ocean to sunny, warm ridge tops.
If you are a first-time camper, an overnight trip into Big Basin Redwoods State Park is a great way to get started – it’s probably close by, and the staff is used to advising families out on their first trip. We make it easy to rent gear as well if you are aren’t sure what to take – check out our camping gear packages
for easy shopping. Just add food and water!
Contrary to popular belief that prehistoric people did not inhabit the old growth forests, archaeological evidence has been found, although sporadically, within the Park. Numerous resources would have been available to California Indians in the old growth forests, such as basketry material, plant foods like acorns and bulbs as well as animal prey for hunters and perhaps unknown traditional sacred places. Ohlone tribes that lived on watercourses which begin in Big Basin Redwoods State Park were the Quiroste, Achistaca, Cotoni and Sayante. In October 1769 the Portola expedition 'discovered' the redwoods of southern Santa Cruz County, and camped at the mouth of Waddell Creek, in present-day Big Basin, later that month. Although many in the party had been ill with scurvy, they gorged themselves on berries and quickly recovered. This miraculous recovery, as it seemed at the time, inspired the name given to the valley: 'Cañada de la Salud' or Canyon of Health.
If you are interested in renting gear for camping or backpacking in or around any national or state park, just give us a call at 480-348-8917 or browse our rental gear above.
To learn more about this state park in California, visit at their wiki web page
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