We stayed at Camp Taylor at the Creekside Loop (tents only),Site 15, with our 12 yr old, 3 yr old, and our special needs 9 yr old daughter. We had a wonderful time. Although Site 15 was smaller than expected and in full sun, it was right downhill from the bathrooms and showers, which was perfect for our newly potty trained daughter. Potable water was available through pipes spigots conveniently next to most sites. Although the campsites and park are surrounded by Poison Oak, we identified it easily and were able to avoid it. We didn't get any visits from raccoons even though the kids dropped more than their fair share of food crumbs below the table. Our visitors consisted of little mice, chipmunks, and various birds. We loved waking up to the birds singing in the morning, and seeing the little mice and chipmunks come in and out of their hiding spots.
We rode bikes down a wide, paved 3.5 mile (one way) Bike path (Cross Marin Trail) mostly lined with ferns and redwoods right beside the creek. It crosses into Golden Gate NRA halfway through. Another 2 mile coarse gravel trail was available towards the Redwood Picnic area, suitable for mountain bikes, hiking, and horses.
We were there for Memorial Day weekend, so there were plenty of other families, church groups, etc. They recently changed the campsite capacity to 6 (from 8), so we were unable to bring along another family (not that they'd fit in the site). Several group camp sites accommodated up to 15 people. . .next time we'll bring our friends.
Just a few miles from Camp Taylor is the little town of Lagunitas, where we were able to get some milk, ice, and DELICIOUS milkshakes from the general store. We purchased firewood from the ranger office for $8/bundle (lasts 3+ hours). Cheaper than OSH.
A day trip out to Point Reyes to see the light house and a stop by Drakes Beach for a picnic BBQ lunch was worth the drive.
Just over an hour away from home and such a beautiful getaway. We'll be back!
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