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MOUNT TAMALPAIS SP, CA

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Season for Peak Fees: 05/15 to 09/15 Just north of San Francisco's Golden Gate is Mount Tamalpais, 6,300 acres of redwood groves and oak woodlands with a spectacular view from the 2,571-foot peak. On a clear day, visitors can see the Farallon Islands 25 miles out to sea, the Marin County...

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Description

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

Just north of San Francisco's Golden Gate is Mount Tamalpais, 6,300 acres of redwood groves and oak woodlands with a spectacular view from the 2,571-foot peak. On a clear day, visitors can see the Farallon Islands 25 miles out to sea, the Marin County Hills, San Francisco and the Bay, hills and cities of the East Bay, and Mount Diablo. On rare occasions, the Sierra Nevada's snow-covered mountains can be seen 150 miles away. Coastal Miwok Indians lived in the area for thousands of years before Europeans arrived. In 1770, two explorers named the mountain La Sierra de Nuestro Padre de San Francisco, which was later changed to the Miwok word Tamalpais. With the Gold Rush of 1849, San Francisco grew; and more people began to use Mount Tamalpais for recreation. Trails were developed, and a wagon road was built. Later, a railway was completed and became known as "the Crookedest Railroad in the World." It was abandoned in 1930 after a wildfire damaged the line.

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Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Backpacking Camping
  • Comfort Station
  • Disabled Access Site
  • Fishing
  • Hiking Trails
  • Horseback Riding
  • Parking
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms
  • Telephone
  • Toilet, Accessible
Alerts and Important Information

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).


The Steep Ravine Campsites and Cabins will be closed due to regular maintenance from October 1 through October 31 in 2014.


All sites are normally reservable Year-Round.


  • Gate combinations are necessary to access the Mt. Tamalpias areas. You may obtain the combination number by phoning the ReserveAmerica Reservation Center at 1-800-444-7275, 7 days a week between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST. Be prepared to provide your reservation number, the dates you will be camping, and your name.
  • Customers may not reserve more than one cabin and/or campsite for the same period of dates. Park will not honor 2nd reservations with overlapping dates.
  • Cabins and Environmental sites at this park may be booked 10 days to 7 months prior to the arrival date. All other sites at this park may be booked 2 days to 7 months prior to the arrival date.
  • The maximum capacity in campsites and cabins are 5 persons.
  • No pets, including dogs, are allowed at Steep Ravine.
  • RV's and Trailers are not allowed at Steep Ravine.
  • Only one car per cabin or campsite is allowed past the gate to Steep Ravine, even to unload or load.
  • Customers MUST display their confirmation letter or Web receipt on the vehicle dashboard in order not to receive a parking ticket.
  • Fees include entry for 1 vehicle.
  • To book a Group site you must have at least NINE occupants.
  • Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    MOUNT TAMALPAIS SP
    801 PANORAMIC HIGHWAY
    MILL VALLEY  CA  94941

    Phone Number:

    Project Office: (415)388-2070