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Great hiking/views!

If you're looking for nature and solace in central Marin, you can't do better than China Camp... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
San Rafael, California
Good little hike

Very easy hike with great spots for picnic. Different view points that are beautiful also. Make... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2019
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Located on the grounds of an old Chinese fishing settlement, this park includes over 1,500 acres of beaches, hiking trails and picnic grounds.
N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael, CA 94901
+1 415-456-0766
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking for nature and solace in central Marin, you can't do better than China Camp. There are hills. There's Bay access. It's a wonderful patch of relaxed open green space between southern and northern San Rafael. Be alert, if you are hiking the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SGersh
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

Very easy hike with great spots for picnic. Different view points that are beautiful also. Make sure to stop at the little China camp museum.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MimiWahinee
Reviewed 28 December 2018

We live near by and love walking here. Incredible scenery and views; a mix of oak woodlands and salt marsh. This is a good place for bikers but walkers need to be careful. . Be careful of bikers, they hog the trails. The only trail...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cymbidian
Reviewed 3 November 2018

We came across this spot on a recent trip to St Rafael, great location on the edge of SF bay, benches and barbecues in situ for a great family/friends time. Plenty of room to escape/explore.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Philip P
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Let me start off by saying this place is really great. There are LOTS of raccoons. There are wild turkey, and you may get to see some deer. We reserved the two handicapped sites because we had my mother in law with us. Traveling through...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Geminigoal
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Often overlooked China Camp is a great spot for a mountain bike ride, hike, picnic or overnight camp. The mountain biking is a mix a fire road and very good single track. Great views, beautiful spot and very quiet. Highly recommend

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MA92756
Reviewed 16 September 2018

I've lived in Marin for 30 years and did not realize the importance of Chinese fishing in the area. Very enriching. Lovely beach for a picnic.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank FrequentFlier78868
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit! I recommend it! Marin is amazing, and this is an example of a nice place to explore!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kabbish
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Nice state park close to all points in Marin County. Definitely a must see place to visit. Have fun and enjoy!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

Right along the bay, china camp has rustic trails with amazing views. China Camp Village is a preserved museum of the local Chinese fishing industry back in the day. There's a lovely gravelly beach and the water is usually pretty cold. It's a lovely getaway...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jolize S
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Response from Judith S | Reviewed this property |
From the state park website... At Back Ranch Meadows Campground reservations can be made all year-round by calling Reserve America at 1-800-444-PARK (7275). All campsites at Back Ranch Meadows campground are HIKE-IN SITES... More
7 July 2016|
Response from timo2btimo | Reviewed this property |
We traveled in early November, and didn't see any bees. The bathrooms were not clean, with little bits of dried toilet paper on the floor. They didn't pay the propane bill, (according to management) so there was no hot... More