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Season for Peak Fees: 05/15 to 09/15

Once the site of a thriving fishing village on San Pablo Bay, China Camp State Park is not only the historic remains of the village, but also 1,640 acres of natural watershed along the shores of San Francisco Bay. The park features extensive inter-tidal, salt marsh, meadow and oak habitats that are home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, squirrels and numerous birds. Visitors not only enjoy wildlife-watching, but also hiking, swimming, boating and windsurfing. The park has some of the best weather in the San Francisco Bay Area, with an average of more than 200 fog-free days per year.

Check the State Parks website for additional information on the weather, suggested day hikes, or to see the park brochure, campground map, park photos, video, and more. Information available will vary from park to park.Click here

Park Kiosk Hours:

  • High Season, 4pm-9pm CAMPGROUND GATE CLOSES AT 9PM
  • Low Season: Self Register

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • ADA Access
  • Amphitheater
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Comfort Station
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Hiking Trails
  • Iron Ranger
  • Nature Trails
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Tables
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Toilet, Accessible
Alerts and Important Information

Group Campground is now available. For reservation information, contact friendsofchinacamp@gmail.com.

All Sites (family sites 1-30 as well as the Buckeye Group Day Use and Weber Group Day Use) are reservable All Year beginning July 1, 2012. China Camp is currently operated by Friends of China Camp.

Discount Pass must be presented at the time of check in.

Your DMV Disabled Placard/License Plate does not automatically give you a discount on your campsite. You will need to obtain a CA State park-issued Disabled Discount Pass (DDP) or Distinguished Veterans Pass (DVP).

Park is site specific for reservations. You will select your site at the time you make your reservation.

All campsites are WALK-IN SITES for tent-camping only. Visitors must handcarry all equipment from the parking lot to the campsites. Campsites range from 50-300 yards from the parking lot.

Fees include entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer, additional vehicles will be charged per night at the park.

Family Sites 1-30, reservations available All Year

Buckeye Group Day Use and Weber Group Day Use (no overnight camping); reservations available All Year

Getting There:

The Park is located four miles east of San Rafael on the shore of San Pablo Bay.
From Highway 101, go east on North San Pedro Road for five miles until it enters the park.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:


Phone Number:

Project Office:(415)456-0766