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Pocket of History

I've lived in Marin for 30 years and did not realize the importance of Chinese fishing in the area... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
San Rafael, 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 4 days ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

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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

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

Thank pmkrlaw
Reviewed 21 June 2018

We love hiking in the China Camp hills. Easy access and a fairly easy walk. There are lots of bikers on the trail, most of which are friendly and share the paths. Beautiful views and lots of wildlife all in the heart of Marin County.

Thank peggy b
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Pretty boring to me. I liked the old movie posters, All BBQ. grills were taken by families. Bad beach with water too cold to swim in. Unlikely I’ll return here even though I live close by.

2  Thank Robert C
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Around 1880, Chinese immigrants moved to San Pablo bay in California. They have loved based on fishing shrimp. In 1882 a law prohibited them to immigrate. The community reduced to a few members. Discrimination in not a good strategy among humans. Very interesting place to...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