China Camp State Park Campground California

100 China Camp Village Road
San Rafael, California 94901
415 488-5161

China Camp State Park (Black Ranch Meadows) Campground has 31 walk-in tent-only campsites and 1 group site. The campsites are located about 1/2 to 1 mile from the parking area. Most campsites have great shade.  Each campsite also  has a table, fire ring/grill and food locker. The campground has a parking area, flush toilets, showers and drinking water.

China Camp State Park – Area Recreation

China Camp State Park was once the site of a thriving fishing village on San Pablo Bay. Today, you can visit the historic remains of the village and also 1,640 acres of natural watershed along the shores of San Francisco Bay. The park also features extensive inter-tidal, salt marsh, meadow and oak habitats that are home to a variety of wildlife. Outdoor activities include hiking, biking, boating, kayaking, horseback riding, fishing, windsurfing, swimming, geocaching, picnicking, wild viewing and visit the historic village and other sites in the park.

Group Picnic Areas

China Camp SP has three reservable picnic sites.   Buckeye Point and Weber Point are day use areas situated along San Pablo Bay with views of the water.  They can accommodate up to 50 people per site.  Each site has BBQs, picnic tables and flush toilets.

Miwok Meadows Picnic Area is a grassy meadow among Oak and Bay woodlands.  It has BBQs, picnic tables, a horseshoe toss area, and chemical toilets (no running water).  It can accommodate up to 200 people.

If you are interested in reserving Miwok Meadows please contact Friends of China Camp.

If you are interested in reserving Buckeye or Weber Points, please go to ReserveCalifornia.com.

Samuel P. Taylor State Park is also in the area. It’s about 20 miles away and has 61 campsites in a dense old-growth redwood forest. Angels Island State Park also has some amazing tent campsites (ferry required to get to the island).

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Best Campsites

3b, 7, 14, 16, 20, 23, 24, 26

Regions
Campsite Types
  • Group
  • Tent
Season:

Year Round

Elevation:

50

# of Campsites:

31

Amenities
  • BBQ Grills
  • Boat Launch/Ramp
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian trail
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Grills
  • Pay Phone
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
  • Showers
  • Visitor Center
Activities
  • Beach
  • Beach Access
  • Beach Combing
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Canoeing
  • Cultural Sites
  • Fishing
  • Geocaching
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback riding
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Ocean
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming
  • Walking Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wind Surfing

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