Camping in Marin County can be a novel, exciting experience. You may roll out your sleeping bag on a mountain, in a redwood forest, beside the ocean or even on an island. All Marin County campsites are located in scenic areas that are perfect for hiking and wildlife observation. State Park campsites can be reserved from two days or up to seven months in advance. Dogs are generally allowed on leashes. To preview the California State Parks, please visit Reservations can be made by calling Reserve America at 1-800-444-PARK or online at For camping locations in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) please refer to the NPS Camping Brochure.


Angel Island State Park

Tiburon, CA 94920

Angel Island sits in the middle of San Francisco Bay, just off the coast of southern Marin County with spectacular views of Marin County, San Francisco, the Golden Gate and the East Bay. Visitors travel to the island by ferry... Read More


China Camp State Park

101 Peacock Gap Trail
San Rafael, CA 94901

China Camp State Park has 1,640 acres of natural watershed along the shores of San Francisco Bay. A Chinese shrimp-fishing village thrived on this site in the 1880s. A small museum describes the history of the early Chinese settlement. China... Read More


Marin Headlands

Marin Headlands Visitor Center
Fort Berry, Building 948
Sausalito, CA 94945

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) offers two hide-in and two walk-in campgrounds in the Marin Headlands, located at the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge. Reservations are required for the campsites. The maximum stay is three nights... Read More


Mount Tamalpais State Park

801 Panoramic Highway
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Magnificent Mt. Tamalpais has 6,300 acres of redwood groves and oak woodlands with spectacular views from its 2,500 foot peak. It is a hikers and bikers paradise. The camping areas include 16 developed walk-in campsites, one horse group camp, 10... Read More


Point Reyes National Seashore

Bear Valley Visitor Center
0.5 miles from Olema along Bear Valley Road
Olema, CA

Campers may use campsites in the Point Reyes National Seashore year-round, but because of its proximity to San Francisco, the campsites are in great demand. Campsites are located along the Pacific Coast and in the Phillip Burton Wilderness area. These... Read More


Samuel P. Taylor State Park

8889 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Lagunitas, CA 94938

Samuel P. Taylor State Park covers more than 2,700 acres of wooded countryside with rolling hills of coastal redwoods and open grasslands. The park features hiking trails, mountain biking and equestrian trails. A paved bicycle trail runs through the park.... Read More