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Rental Information: Camp Butano Creek

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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. 

Our hiking trails offer a variety of short and long hikes with a connector trail to Butano State Park’s trail system. The majestic Pacific Ocean with numerous State Beaches is only fifteen-minutes by car. Our nature trail winds through a old growth redwood grove with trees that are over 1,000 years old. Butano Creek offers a great connection to the outdoors with basic comforts. 

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Driving time from San Francisco:

Pescadero is 15 miles south of Half Moon Bay and approximately an hour drive from San Francisco.

Facilities Overview

Total Camp Capacity: 175 people

* 3 inch sleeping mats are provided to meet the capacity listed for each unit. Some units have bedframes as well. A few units have limited flat areas for pop up tents to increase capacity and provide some flexibility.

Indoor Sleeping Shelters: Three modern enclosed sleeping cabins (Sequoia, Penny Royal, Redwood). Each cabin has a maximum sleeping capacity of 25. 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: Beginning in 2012, Sequoia and Penny Royal are available seasonally, March 1st to December 1st.

Huckleberry Tent Unit: Four platform tents (6 beds/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. Capacity is 24.

Toyon Tent Unit: Five platform tents (6 beds/tent). Toyon includes picnic tables, cooking area, barbecue, campfire circle, water and flush toilets. Capacity is 30.

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.

Laurel Cabin: Sleeps 34 in large multi- purpose/sleeping room. Day use capacity is 45. Also includes a small meeting room with fireplace, one adult sleeping room, toilets and showers. Outdoor cooking area has a barbecue, campfire circle and picnic tables for portable camping propane stoves. Bring coolers for perishables. It is not possible to drive to Laurel Cabin. All cars must park in the lot provided and carry gear approximately 50 yards across the creek to the cabin.

Local Attractions Sampler:


Click here for a Butano Creek map.

2013 Capitol Improvements Update: The Girl Scouts of NorCal Council is in the process of obtaining permits and beginning construction of a new facility at Butano Creek located between the Dining Hall and Redwood Cabin.  At this time it is unclear when or if this project will be started during your reservation.  We will advise your group as soon as possible if the construction of the new building will have any impact on your reservation.  If your reservation is impacted, we will try to locate alternative locations at council sites or give a complete refund.

Rate Information

To qualify for the Girl Scout rate, at least 60% of a group must be Girl Scout members registered with GSNorCal.

Please note, our properties are available for rent by Girl Scout and Non-Profit groups only.

Rental Time Periods: 4 p.m.-2 p.m.

Name of

Rental Unit



Girl Scout Rate

Non-Profit Rate
Laurel Cabin







Penny Royal




Sequoia Cabin



Toyon 30 88 154
Huckleberry 24 88 154
Dining Hall 150 240 330
Kitchen (must also rent Dining Hall) n/a 116 166

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