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Brentwood, California
Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

Staying here was great. The sites were as described. The surrounding area is beautiful and there's lots of area to explore and hike. There was two drawbacks. The first being the food locker, they weren't critter proof. Inside there was a lot of mouse/rat dropping. So don't plan on using it. Also the walk from the parking lot to our...

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Martin L, Executive Director at China Camp State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of your camping experience at China Camp State Park. As the operator of the park, Friends of China Camp is deeply appreciative to our volunteers, who renovate informational kiosks, food lockers, fences, bike repair stations, etc. We aim to maintain the campground food lockers so that they remain free from interested critters. We hope that,...

Reviewed August 1, 2016

My wife and I camped here for the night. The camping area is secluded under large bay trees and gives a sense of privacy. The individual sites have a picnic table, fire pit, and flat area to pitch a tent. Very little grass, so you are sleeping on the bare dirt. I saw many yellow jacket traps in trees, holding...

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County Cork, Ireland
Reviewed June 23, 2016

We camped here for 2 nights while in San Francisco. The campsite itself was pretty good - nice picnic bench, clean toilets and showers near the camp sites, etc. The cars had to be parked in a car park a few minutes walk away (not far just a bit of a trek with equipment and stuff). To be honest, it...

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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

We booked 3 nights in this campground but as soon as we arrived we understood we could not stay in this place. There is no advice about bees and the whole campground is infested with them. We started to set up the tent and immediatly we were surrounded by them, also were the water faucets and trash cans. Also there...

Thank fiobcn
Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

This place is great!! We came late and without reservations but were met by the most adorable camp host's one could ask for!! They quickly accommodated us with a smile :) we were then immediately greeted by deer and bunnies, so cute!! Will be back and will recommend to others.

Thank Kristin C
Thames Ditton, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 6, 2015

We recently stayed here for a friends birthday. There were 12 of us staying overnight and we had the first 2 plots. It didn't take too long to bring all the camping gear from the car park to our camp area. As we were one of the first plots it was a 3 minute wlk if in the top car...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

So glad I happened to google "state parks near me" while we were stopped for lunch. This is a beautiful park to drive through with tons of spots to pull off and stop for a bit. We weren't in hiking clothes but some short walks away were beaches and marshes and lots of natural beauty

Thank LisaAS6427PG
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I loved it from the start! Beautiful scenery and a great view to Sausalito harbour. Was there on a trip round Marin County, coming from Germany. What a lovely light and great silence all over...I would like to return to that place ...

Thank Johanna W
Reviewed September 22, 2014

Its a walk to campsite where you park your car, walk up to the camp site. It was very clean when we went , and the urinals were well stocked , saw lots of wild life there so that was lots of fun. It was pretty close to San Fransisco so we went across the golden gate bridge a few...

Thank Sabastians M
Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Frustrated we paid half of our stay fee even though we left. The campgrounds were hornet and bee infested and the food pantry was filled with mouse poop. The water stations were bee infested and the trashes were obviously not dumped. The hosts were more interested in their cockers than the guests and had limited hours open with extensive directions...

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Martin L, Executive Director at China Camp State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of your camping experience at China Camp State Park. We now have yellow jacket traps throughout the campground. We have volunteer carpenters working to tighten the food lockers so that critters cannot enter them. Our more recent campground hosts have been courteous and attentive. We hope that you will visit us again soon and that...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With stunning views of the San Francisco Bay, China Camp State Park, established in 1977, has 1,500 acres on the tip of the San Pedro Peninsula in San Rafael, CA. Its 15 miles of trails are available for runners, hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians. Unique to the Park is China Camp Village. The only one still standing of the two dozen that dotted the San Francisco Bay, this Chinese fishing village exported to China dried shrimp from the Village's establishment in 1868 until the 1920s. ... more   less 

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Address: Route 1, San Pablo Bay, San Rafael, CA 94901-8335
Location: United States > California > Marin County > San Rafael
Number of rooms: 33
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