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Butano State Park, Pescadero

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Butano State Park is a state park of California, USA, showcasing a secluded redwood-filled canyon. Located in San Mateo County near Pescadero, the 4728acre park was established in 1956.The park features miles of hiking trails, 21 drive-in campsites and 18 walk-in campsites. Restrooms with running water are provided. Drinking water is available at the park in both the campground and in the day use areas. There are no showers. Butano also has a backpacking site along a trail 5.5mi up from the entrance. There is no water at the site but there is water nearby from seasonal streams.Guided nature walk and weekend campfire programs are offered during the summer.NameButano as a name has been applied to land grants, creeks, falls, ridges and forests. The earliest mention is by Padre Jaime Escudet in 1816. A butano is what early Californians called a drinking cup made from horn of a bull or other animal. A Native American origin is possible.
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  • Beautiful forest, definitely one fo the worlds natural wonders. The redwoods are a very unique forest and the lush trails will take you from massive trees all the way to the oceans edge. If you have.....  more
    Beautiful forest, definitely one fo the worlds natural wonders. The redwoods are a very unique forest and the lush trails will take you from massive trees all the way to the oceans edge. If you have.....  more »
  • Closed for most of 2021 due to being badly burned in a wildfire. Most of the park was burned in the czu fire in august 2020. Many many trees have to be chainsawed down and trails rebuilt before it... 
    Closed for most of 2021 due to being badly burned in a wildfire. Most of the park was burned in the czu fire in august 2020. Many many trees have to be chainsawed down and trails rebuilt before it...  more »
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  • Great place to hide from the heatwave - it stays cool even when rest of the coast is red hot. Some trails are closed after the fire; entrance fee is $10. Parking is limited.
  • Love this park. Perfect place to see banana slug and newts. Most of the trails are closed except a few one. Highly recommend for a weekend visit.

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