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Mountain Parks Foundation

The Mountain Parks Foundation assists California State Parks in funding educational activities that enrich visitor experiences at Henry Cowell and Big Basin Redwoods State Parks.

California’s oldest state park, Big Basin was created in 1902 from the first major campaign to preserve virgin coastal redwood forests. Since then, citizen activism, private donations, and state funding have helped expand the park to 18,000 acres of forests, chaparral and coastal wetlands.

The Mountain Parks Foundation supports the Big Basin and Henry Cowell interpretive and educational programs by helping fund supplies and staffing. Current projects in 2010 include fundraising to upgrade the Henry Cowell Nature Center deck and renovation of the historic campfire center at Big Basin Redwoods.

Mountain Parks Foundation has proven itself to be a valuable ally to parks, the visitors and staff. Join them by becoming a member! For more information about the Foundation and its many activities, or to become a supporter, please visit the Mountain Parks Foundation website.


Mountain Parks Foundation
525 North Big Trees Park Road
Felton, CA  95018

TEL 831-335-3174 / FAX 831-335-4295

redwoods@mountainparks.org