Big Basin State Park

Wildfire Destroys The Headquarters Of Big Basin State Park – A National Historic Landmark Built By The CCC In 1936

In August 2020, after a series of lightening strikes, from a tropical storm, hit the Santa Cruz Mountains multiple wildfires emerged, including multiple ones inside of California’s oldest state park. One of the fires complexity burned the headquarters of Big Basin State Park, which had been built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936 and listed as a National Historic Landmark. Several redwood trees around the headquarters also fell from the extreme heat.

The Headquarters of Big Basin State Park was reported as being destroyed by Mercury News reporter who hiked four miles into the park, on August 20, 2020.

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