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China Camp State Park

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Address: N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone Number: 415-456-0766
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Activities: Hiking, Camping, Mountain biking
Description: Located on the grounds of an old Chinese fishing settlement, this park...
Located on the grounds of an old Chinese fishing settlement, this park includes over 1,500 acres of beaches, hiking trails and picnic grounds.
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Fantastic for locals and tourists.

I've been a bay area resident for more than 20 years and this is my first time visiting the actual China Camp itself. I'd say it's pretty great in every way. Beautiful views of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I've been a bay area resident for more than 20 years and this is my first time visiting the actual China Camp itself. I'd say it's pretty great in every way. Beautiful views of the bay. Interesting historical buildings and facilities. Embarkation point for the recreated Chinese shrimp vessels. amber cation point for the free created chinese trump the full.... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

There are some awesome bike trails out in China Camp. The pool and little Museum for the less active. Hiking and picnic-ing all along the water front offering beautiful water views and wildlife.

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San Rafael, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

China Camp is a great place to see local history, and experience beautiful views of the area. Biking and hiking here are wonderful

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A beautiful place to go. Spend some time at the Chinese mini museum. The hikes in the hills are incredible. Biking through the park is so relaxing but a little hairy on the bends with some of the cars to deal with.

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

China Camp is a beautiful park on San Pablo Bay that once was a small fishing village where in the late 1800s Chinese immigrants fished for shrimp. Today it is a popular spot with hikers, bicyclists and picnickers. At one time decades ago, it was the site of the Renaissance Pleasure Faire. It is a restful spot with plenty of... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

A hidden historic treasure. Built by Chinese immigrants who fished the San Francisco Bay, now a park, this scenic spot offers hiking and Bay breezes with a chance to learn a few things about California history. Don't miss it.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The trails in China Camp State Park offer wonderful beginner and intermediate mountain biking or easy hiking or trail running with amazing views of the bay from open spaces and woodlands.

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a state camp that has many different features. There is a small encampment where Chinese workers lived and raised vegetables as well as a cabin where they lived and various nautical remnants that have been preserved. There are varying levels of hiking trails and one campground. Hikers, mountain bikers and animals like deer share this lovely open space,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Cool trail even for beginners. Easy to approach, only 3 $ per rider fee and very easy to follow trail marking.

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San Rafael, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

They continue to widen and gentrify the trails at China Camp...pretty soon it will resemble a fire road instead of single track. What a shame. And, unless you go near sunrise or sunset, you'll get mean looks from any hikers you pass. To be a fee driven location, it is very unfriendly to mountain bikers.

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