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Butano Creek

Camp Butano Creek is located on 145 acres of beautiful old growth redwood forest that is protected with a conservation easement supported by The Sempervirens Fund, just seven miles from Pescadero in San Mateo County. Sleeping options include cabins and platform tents with bunks and cots, and outdoor cooking areas include campfire ring, picnic tables, and potable water. Flush toilets and showers are available at limited sites. This site is great for troops, families, group retreats and more! Our modern commercial kitchen and dining hall also available to rent.

Driving directions, sitemaps, and additional information are provided upon reservation.

Rental Period

22 hours, 4:00 PM–2:00 PM

On-Site Resources & Amenities

  • Laurel Meadow: Large sunny and open meadow. Walk-in access only
  • Archery Range: available to rent, must provide equipment and level 1 certified instructor
  • Hiking trails: request a topographic map and trail descriptions
  • Outdoor Stage and group campfire circle for shared use if other groups are present

Site Information

Total Camp Capacity: 175 people

Sleeping Cabins:
There are three enclosed sleeping cabins (Sequoia, Penny Royal, and Redwood).

  • Each cabin has a wood-burning stove. Outdoor covered cooking shelters are provided that include a barbecue, picnic tables and counter space.
  • A centrally located shower/toilet building is shared between Sequoia and Penny Royal cabins. Redwood has indoor toilets and shower.
  • All gear must be carried from the unloading areas to the shelters. Wheel carts are available from the site manager.
  • NOTE: Sequoia and Penny Royal are available seasonally, March 1st to December 1st.

Treehouse Village Cabins:
Five state of the art open air designed cabins with single beds, electric outlets, lights and balcony area. The cabin windows are a flexible design with zipped windows.

  • Four beds per cabin
  • Adjacent covered outdoor cooking area.
  • Detached bathhouse with two flush toilets and two showers

Huckleberry Platform Tent Unit:
Four platform tents with six beds per tent.

  • An outdoor cooking area is provided and includes a barbecue, picnic tables, campfire circle and food storage.
  • The unit has its own water and flush toilets.

Toyon Platform Tent Unit:
Five platform tents with five beds per tent.

  • Picnic tables, cooking area, barbecue, campfire circle
  • The unit has its own water and flush toilets.

North Commons Lodge:
Newly constructed in 2015, this 2000 square foot Lodge is adjacent to the Dining Hall.

  • 100 sq. ft. full kitchen, four burner stove, oven, refrigerator, sink, pots and pans and commissary
  • One 700 sq. ft. open room intended as multi-purpose for meetings and/or sleeping space for nine
  • First floor “nurse office” area that includes two small rooms for adults or leaders with one toilet and a sink.
  • One 120 sq. ft. room (can sleep aprox 3)
  • One 55 sq. ft. room (can sleep one)
  • Upstairs mezzanine is 200 sq. ft. and designed as a sleeping area for four.
  • The bathroom has two toilets and two showers.

Laural Meadows Campsite
Laurel Meadows campsite will open in 2018 for group camping. Please check back then.

  • Laurel is a beautiful sunny flat meadow located among majestic old growth redwoods. For overnight use, it can serve as a group campsite and providing your own tents. Laurel Meadows could also serve as a great outdoor activity area for daytime use.
  • Flush toilets, running water, picnic tables, food storage and a campfire circle located at campsite.
  • Great for stargazing at night!

Dining Hall/Commercial Kitchen:

  • Fully functional state of the art commercial kitchen and dining hall are available and have a capacity of 150.
  • Dining hall can be rented separately without the kitchen.
  • Kitchen users must provide trained cooks with a state food handler’s certification.

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2020 Rental Rates

Name of Rental Unit Capacity Girl Scout RateNon-Profit Rate
Tree House Village Cabins 20 $150$300
North Commons Lodge 20 $200 $400
Redwood Cabin 25 $150 $300
Penny Royal Cabin 25 $150 $300
Sequoia Cabin 25 $150 $300
Toyon Unit (platform tents) 30 $125 $250
Huckleberry Unit (platform tents) 24 $125 $250
Dining Hall 150 $275 $550
Kitchen N/A $150 $300
Entire Site 169 $1,475 $2,950