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Samuel P. Taylor State Park

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Address: 8889 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Camp Taylor, Lagunitas, CA 94938
Phone Number: +1 415-488-9897
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Camping with the Redwoods

Cannot imagine a cooler place to camp with kids, under the Redwoods and in beautiful natural surroundings. Campsite was busier than expected, but the rain of the last week just... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 18, 2016
Scott L
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Shanghai, China
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is quite a beautiful setting with some nice, well maintained, but short, hiking trails. The campsites are tightly spaced but attractive and cozy. This park could be a really wonderful and easily accessible place for tent camping but sadly the campsite is dominated by oversize vehicles and is basically an RV park. The presence of all the RV's could... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Cannot imagine a cooler place to camp with kids, under the Redwoods and in beautiful natural surroundings. Campsite was busier than expected, but the rain of the last week just stopped so I guess everyone had the same idea. We saw a grey fox and a bobcat on the first night. Super friendly and helpful ranger on duty.

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Thank Scott L
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

We took a family trip to this beautiful state park just a stone's throw away from our own backyard but it felt like a world away! We decided to stay in one of the new cabins and we did feel a little guilty calling it camping because the cabins were so cozy - outlets to charge your phones/cameras/laptops, lights, heater,... More 

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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

This review is for the campground at Samuel P. Taylor SP. The park itself is gorgeous, surrounded by redwoods. Advantages: close to SF-Bay Area, Mt Tam, Point Reyes, Stinson Beach, etc. Scenic drive passing quaint towns. Lots of deer and wildlife. Campsites are nestled among redwoods, sites are clean, with firepits, barbecue pits, and "raccoon" boxes, dish sink, water spigots,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

..our campsite number 41 was way too close to the bathrooms and right next to the dumpster. There could be at least some discount for this particular campsite. The bathroom light is bright and we could not enjoy he dark forrest magic night. Plus the dumpsters were big and literally right next to our tent and fire. Better design would... More 

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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

This is a great park for day trips or camping. For day trippers there is a large picnic area made up of individual picnic sites with tables and barbeques. The bbqs are mostly stone, mortar and grates so if you're really into doing a big bbq you might want to bring your own. All of the picnic sites are shaded... More 

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Orangevale, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

The campground is nestled amidst a stand of 2nd growth coastal redwoods that you would never know were there until you are nearly on top of them. The park was clean and well maintained and the rangers we encountered were friendly and helpful. We stayed in site 52. It had a long but narrow pad that was flat for the... More 

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

I only had time to hike the pioneer tree trail but it was well worth the effort. Green and shaded. Lots of lovely first grown redwoods. Terrain relatively easy. Picnic, and camp grounds available for reservation. Well maintained.

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California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

I opted for a cabin because the campsites were sold out. I camp and hostel as much as possible when on work trips to reduce my costs. The cabins sleep 5, but I was alone, so it was a ton of space, but I loved having walls around me and electricity to charge my phone and laptop. I brought a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

Don't get me wrong, Muir woods is spectacular. But if you're going in the summer, forget it. Part of the majesty of the redwood forests is the quiet. You can't get that at Muir woods, there are just too many people. This is a great 2nd option. We did the redwood hike which took maybe 2 hours and did not... More 

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