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 Camp is located just four miles east of San Rafael. The park offers 15 miles of hiking trails. Visitors enjoy watching the wildlife, hiking, swimming, boating and windsurfing. The park has 30 developed walk-in campsites. 

BEGINNING AUGUST 1ST 2017, CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS CHANGED THE RESERVATION SYSTEM FROM RESERVE AMERICA TO THE NEW RESERVE CALIFORNIA SYSTEM. Go to or call (800) 444-7275 (the phone number will stay the same) for more information.  

General Park Hours: 8:00am to Sunset; Gate at Back Ranch Meadows Campground: Open 8:00am to 9:00pm. Gate is closed at 9:00pm