Reimagining Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Reimagining Big Basin Redwoods State Park


Location: Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Purpose:  Following the CZU Lightning Complex Fire that started on August 16, 2020, the California Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks) is engaging stakeholders and the public in an effort to reimagine the future of Big Basin Redwoods State Park (Big Basin).

Description: The 2020 CZU Lightning Complex Fire devastated Big Basin’s resources and infrastructure, creating a “re-set” for the park’s ecosystem. While new growth began to emerge in the months following the fire, regeneration of the park’s ecosystem and reestablishment of public access to the Big Basin will be a long-term process. The process for reestablishing the park includes immediate recovery efforts that are underway, reimagining efforts to renew the vision for the park’s future, and long-term planning and implementation projects.


The Reimagining Big Basin project is engaging the public and stakeholders in defining a renewed vision for Big Basin helping to reconnect stakeholders and the public with the park by providing updates on the park’s conditions and recovery efforts. Visit the project website to learn more and experience Big Basin today through videos, virtual tours, and virtual exhibits.





Get involved:

By participating in events and surveys, you will help ensure that Big Basin becomes an inspiring model for 21st century parks.