Butano State Park features mixed forest, oak woodland, red alder riparian habitat, redwood forest, and chaparral. He has miles of hiking trails and a campground with 21 drive-in campsites and 18 walk-in campsites. Restrooms with running water are provided. Drinking water is available at the park in both the campground and the day use areas.Before you head to Pescadero, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Pescadero trip itinerary builder , to make sure you see all that Pescadero has to offer, including Butano State Park.
Dogs are allowed on a maximum 6' leash along the main road and fire roads, and in the campground.
Butano State Park also features a backpacking trail camp with 8 campsites. The trail campsites are located 5.5 miles hike (8.9 km) up from the entrance. There is no water at the site but there is water nearby from seasonal streams.
Junior Rangers programs, guided nature walks, and campfire programs are offered during the summer weekends, from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Butano State Park Reviews
We reached the park at about 11.00am, paid the toll, drove in parked at a parking spot. Tall, majestic trees, there is a streem flowing and we went down to see if there were any fish, but none. Then w... more »
Quiet park to visit to see the redwoods and do some hiking. Bonus is that it is not far from the beach, so both outings can be combined for a fun day of fun. more »
Beautiful park to hike. Lots of things to see and beautiful red trees. There is a $10 fee for entrance and the bathrooms are not well kept. I've been to many trails with much cleaner bathrooms that don't have an entrance fee. Also, some of the trails are hard to find since there is not much signage at the entrance. But the area is beautiful and the town of pescadero makes the trip worth it.
Native CA moved to NC Coast and back to visit family - never been to Butano. While visiting Half Moon Bay wanted to check out local coastal redwoods. Yosemite was my backyard growing up (Central Valley). Butano was super close to HMB and while it’s a self-proclaimed “least popular” or “least visited”... it was amazing!!! So many options - day camping, overnight camping, rivers….. So many hiking options. Flowers, grasses, birds, banana slugs.... etc. We did the 5 mile Jackson Flats Loop. Do NOT let “flats” trick you, it’s a hike. LOVED all the different terrains and variety of greens. So wished I would have pushed us to do more exploration in the Bay Area while living in the Silicon Valley. Glad we did this time. Highly recommended! So much to offer.
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