SC's Big Basin State Park to expand

January 17, 2011 1:19:38 PM PST
Big Basin State Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains will get a little bigger.

The state is expected to close a deal later this month to buy a 535-acre property called Little Basin, which is next to the state park.

The Peninsula Open Space Trust and the Semper-Virens Fund have agreed to sell "Little Basin" to the state for $6.5 million. The two non-profits will use some of the proceeds from the sale to help maintain Little Basin.