#0827 Big Basin Redwoods State Park


#0827 Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Site information:

Slippery Rock Memorial, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, State Hwy 236 (P.M. 8.7), Big Basin

Plaque and site are located in a state park. Access only during operating hours.


Plaque information:

State plaque is at the base of Slippery Rock, right along Sky Meadow Road.

Plaque text:

The First State Park

A group of conservationists led by Andrew P. Hill camped at the base of Slippery Rock on May 15, 1900 and formed the Sempervirens Club to preserve the redwoods of Big Basin. Their efforts resulted in deeding 3,500 acres of primeval forest to the State on September 20, 1902 to mark the beginning of the California State Park System.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the the Conservation Associates. September 22, 1968.
Registered 8/29/1968