One of California’s most iconic redwood parks will reopen two years after wildfire
BOULDER CREEK, Santa Cruz County — After a catastrophic fire ripped through Big Basin Redwoods two years ago and forced its closure, the legendary forests of California’s oldest state park are set to reopen this summer, followed by a complete reconstruction of the badly burned landmark. .
On Thursday, state officials revealed for the first time what they see as the future of the popular park nestled deep in the Santa Cruz Mountains, 97% of which bears the scar of the relentless Santa Cruz wildfire crisis. the state. While many trees survived, the park’s historic village with its lodge, nature museum, and camp store was lost in the 2020 CZU Lightning Complex fires.