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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
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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Interesting historical settlement

China Camp harkens back to a time of segregation of Chinese workers. Another dark chapter in California history. Chinese workers brought to the US to do the dirty work for low... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Fort Bragg, California
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Fort Bragg, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

China Camp harkens back to a time of segregation of Chinese workers. Another dark chapter in California history. Chinese workers brought to the US to do the dirty work for low pay. Forced to live apart from whites, the Chinese built their own communities away from other settlements. Several buildings are preserved in this turn of the century encampment. Great... More 

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9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is an excellent spot to enjoy nature and be outdoors. There is a great selection of trails for running, hiking and mountain biking. I ran the trails, and they were both challenging and scenic. I highly recommend this gem of nature.

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Incline Village
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We stopped by China Camp to let the dog out for a walk. It's a beautiful spot by the bay, rocky beach, picnic tables. We used to go there often in summer for picnics.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Just went to China Camp this past week for the first time in many years! So nice spending time there. It was quiet being a Tuesday afternoon, and with the picnic tables almost a water's edge, it was nice just hanging out there. The facilities were impeccably clean and it was all in all a very relaxing space.

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Arlington, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The Shoreline trail is a great scenic beginner mountain bike singletrack trail. Be aware it is quite narrow and there will be bikers and hikers in both directions that may be difficult to pass at times. Part of it is closed due to construction. There are many bathroom facilities and picnic areas along the main road to stop off for... More 

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Corte Madera
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

China Camp has always been beautiful. If you want to get away from all the noisy automobiles in Marin County this is the place to relax. You can walk.hike. bike and see Nature in its best. The Bayview has one of the best of trails in Marin County. Not many people know about this. Please go there and enjoy. John... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

China Camp is a step back into Bay Area history. It is especially interesting if you can talk to Frank Quan who has lived there his entire life. It is a great place to kick back, have a sandwich and disconnect from our hectic lives yet you are 15 minutes from the highway.

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We have hiked through here and ridden our bikes, mountain and road. The views of the bay are beautiful and it's always nice to be in the trees. What makes it even nicer is that is t is just a few minutes from downtown Sam Rafael.

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San Rafael, California, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I am a leaf on the wind, flying through the jungles on Endor, burdened with glorious purpose to find that which I seek. And I knew I had arrived when riding my mountain bike at China Camp Nuff Said

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

the chinese fishermen's village is interesting, and there is camping at a site a mile away, as well as picnic areas with bay views that can be reserved.

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