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MOUNT TAMALPAIS SP, CA
DescriptionSeason 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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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.
Getting There:Steep Ravine cabins and campsites - 11 miles North of Highway 101 on Highway 1. 1 mile South of Stinson Beach. Locked entrance gate on one side of highway.
Alice Eastwood Group Camp - Take Panoramic Highway off Highway 1 to locked gate on west side of road.
Frank Valley Group Horse Camp - North of San Francisco's Golden Gate. From Hwy 101 take Hwy 1/Stinson Beach exit. Follow Hwy 1 west for 5.7 miles to Muir Woods Rd and drive 3/4 of a mile to the Frank Valley Group Horse Camp gate.
Mailing Address:MOUNT TAMALPAIS SP
801 PANORAMIC HIGHWAY
MILL VALLEY CA 94941
Phone Number:Project Office:(415)388-2070