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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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Beautiful State Park

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Petaluma, California
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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars 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 stars 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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Milwaukee
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5 of 5 stars 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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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Bring your children to this park! It will be an experience they won't forget! We enjoyed a picnic there too.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We wanted to visit San Francisco on our tenting holiday and found this beautiful campground just 45 minutes drive from the Golden Gate Bridge. It's in a redwood forest in a good-sized state park and has great tent sites and very good restrooms and showers. We didn't have time to explore the rest of the park but the trails looked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful,quiet, rustic. You will need to bring quarters for the showers and firewood only avail at certain times. Would definitely go back again.

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

We stopped here for the afternoon because it was so windy at the other side of the peninsula that we were blown off the cliffs. This place is situated overlooking the Tomales Bay, but with plenty of trails down to the beach. There are picnic areas in several places, some suited to large groups (tables collected together in a row).... More 

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Groveland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

The trail is shady along the creek to the bottom of the dam, and very scenic. You can keep going up Shafter Grade and around the reservoir. I liked the trout habitat information, and seeing the shelters that had been built for this on the river.

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