While much of the park remains closed to the public, there are several ways to experience and learn about the park virtually. California State Parks has partnered with a variety of organizations to provide exclusive photos, videos, and interactive virtual exhibits of the park interior for the public to explore. This page also includes other informational and educational materials like factsheets, recovery updates, and more.
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Virtual exhibits are available through a partnership between California State Parks and CyArk, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the digital documentation of cultural heritage sites and architecture.
Presented by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks, a series of 3D scans were collected in Summer 2021 to provide the public with an opportunity to view initial forest recovery in key areas following the 2020 CZU Fire. These scans are available on the Matterport platform by clicking on the links below.
As a part of the Reimagining Big Basin Visioning Process, California State Parks developed a set of factsheets to share information about the planning process, the history of Big Basin Redwoods State Park, the impact of the 2020 CZU Fire, considerations for resilient planning and design, and forest management.
These factsheets are presented below as PDFs:
The Reimagining Big Basin Visioning Process includes a series of webinars and an open house.
Recordings from these events are presented below:
During the Reimagining Big Basin Visioning Process, California State Parks developed a virtual and interactive memory map and invited the public to catalogue their memories there.
The links below provide an opportunity to engage with this activity:
From May 2021 to October 2022, California State Parks provided monthly updates on the recovery status of Big Basin Redwoods State Park following the 2020 CZU Fire.
Those updates are archived and available below:
- Big Basin Redwoods State Park Facilities Management Plan – Basis of Design Public Draft January 2024
- Big Basin Redwoods State Park General Plan (2013)