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Peaceful, well it was for us!

We came across this spot on a recent trip to St Rafael, great location on the edge of SF bay... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Philip P
Lichfield, United Kingdom
Great location

Let me start off by saying this place is really great. There are LOTS of raccoons. There are wild... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Antioch, California
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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 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Philip P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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

Thank Geminigoal
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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

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.

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!

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!

1  Thank BoardingPass151572
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

Thank Jolize S
Reviewed 15 July 2018

I am an artist, and China Camp is one of my favorite places to paint pleinair - upper level or sea level. But most importantly, the place tells stories about early Chinese settlers in the area. It opens to public and you can walk thru...More

Thank Ning M
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I live near China Camp and go there often to reminiscent about its historical past and the stories from my father about the dry shrimps made there being exported to and famous in China. The place is designed for a self guided tour of the...More

2  Thank rayyang2018
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I rode mostly the road thru China Camp. Its so beautiful and relaxing. Take the time to stop at China Camp site and take in the serenity of views of the Bay and wildlife. There are great places to picnic as well. The trails for...More

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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