Henry Cowell Redwoods
Henry Cowell Redwoods
2591 Graham Hill Road • Scotts Valley, CA 95060 • (831) 438-2396
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Campground is in a pine and oak forest five miles from Santa Cruz
on Graham Hill Road. The Redwood Grove is a 5-minute drive or a 45-minute hike from the campground.
The Nature Center and picnic area are have separate park entrance on Highway 9 in Felton, about 3
miles from the campground.
A Special Note about Poison Oak
Poison oak flourishes throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, where it provides food and
shelter for wildlife and aids in erosion control. It grows in the form of a bush or vine, and
when leaves are present they are in groups of three with lobed edges. Autumn poison oak
leaves turn a beautiful red and fall off, leaving bare stems. All parts of the plant produce an
oil that causes a rash on most people. Learn to identify this plant, and stay on designated
trails in order to minimize exposure.
Campsites are available on a “site-specific”
reservation system. Reservations are highly
recommended between Memorial Day and
Labor Day. Henry Cowell closes seasonally;
please call 800-444-7275 for our dates of
operation. Length of stay limit is seven days.
Campers 18 years and younger must have a
verifiable note with permission to camp from
a parent or legal guardian.
Checkout time is noon. Campers are limited
to 30 days total within the Santa Cruz district.
Park vehicles in the driveway of your campsite
only. Park extra cars at the campfire center.
Dogs must be kept on a six-foot maximum
leash at all times and are permitted only on
paved roads, Powder Mill Road (at the campfire
center), Pipeline Road, Graham Hill Trail and
the Meadow Trail. Keep pets in a tent or vehicle
at night and never leave them unattended.
Be alert to hikers and children playing. The park
speed limit is 15 mph.
For your safety and their health, do not feed the
wildlife; they can be aggressive and dangerous
and may carry disease.
Build campfires in the fire rings only. Wood
gathering is not allowed. Firewood is sold at the
campground entrance. Do not throw trash or
wood pallets into the fire rings.
Bicycles are allowed on designated fire roads
and paved roads only. No bikes are allowed on
park trails. Ride cautiously; yield to hikers and
horseback riders. Helmets are required for riders
under 18 years of age.
At no time may music or noise extend beyond
the limits of your own campsite. Quiet hours
are from 10 pm to 8 am Radios and TVs must
be off after 10 pm
Use generators sparingly from 10 am to 8 pm
only. No water or effluent may be discharged
onto the ground.
Campsites are vulnerable to theft at any time.
Secure valuables and equipment and report all
suspicious activity to park staff. After hours dial
Join us at the campfire center for campfire
programs each season from Memorial Day
through Labor Day. Ask for the schedule at the
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CAMPING RESERVATIONS: You may make camping reservations by calling (800) 444-7275 (TTY 800-274-7275).
To make online reservations, visit our website at www.parks.ca.gov
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Trail maps are available at Day-Use and Campground Entrance
Stations, and the Nature Store and Visitor Center.
Trail maps are also available for Fall Creek Unit.
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Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
to OBS Deck
Powder Mill Fire Road
No Dogs Allowed
RV Water Fill Up
Graham Hill Trail
Powder Mill Creek
Dogs on Leash
Eagle Creek Trail
to Redwood Grove
Trail: Hiking ONLY
Trail: Hike & Horse ONLY
Maps Not to Scale
For emergencies call
© 2007 California State Parks (Rev. 2013)