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China Camp State Park

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Address: N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael, CA 94901
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Located on the grounds of an old Chinese fishing settlement, this park...

Located on the grounds of an old Chinese fishing settlement, this park includes over 1,500 acres of beaches, hiking trails and picnic grounds.

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Good short hiking trails.

We enjoyed this very easy trail overlooking the Bay marsh.There was plenty of room to park on the side of the road.The trail flat and well marked with educational signs.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 February 2017
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Northern Mexico, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We enjoyed this very easy trail overlooking the Bay marsh.There was plenty of room to park on the side of the road.The trail flat and well marked with educational signs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I have been riding at China Camp since I moved to San Francisco 20 years ago. It can be a 30-45 minute trip from the city but definitely worth the trip if you are craving Singletrack instead of fire roads. I would rank the trails accessible from N. San Pedro as the beginner to intermediate options and the advanced stuff... More 

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mill valley, ca
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is not the most exotic camping spot, but its close to 101 and and very easy to get to for anyone in southern/central marin. Sites are clean and its a fun spot for an easy car camp trip.

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Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

The old shacks are interesting to walk through, and the views of the Bay are terrific. Volunteers keep this park open, and conduct wetlands research as well. Small beaches, parking can get crowded.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

China Camp State Park has a lot to offer in the way of beautiful views and activities including hiking, road and mountain biking, fishing, camping, kayaking and picnicking. Situated between Santa Venetia and Peacock Gap in easternmost San Rafael on San Pablo Bay, China Camp is primarily known for its miles of mountain biking trails that wind through the coastal... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We live near there, but still go there occasionally because it is so nice. Easy to get to and not expensive.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

China Camp State Park offers beautiful panoramic views of San Pablo and San Francisco Bays, hiking trails through stands of moss covered Coastal Live Oaks and interaction with local wildlife...all within a bike ride of the of San Rafael. The tidal salt marshes are historical to the Chinese American community who shrimped these waters over 130 years ago. The Mule... More 

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Beverly Hills
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful setting , nature abounds and close to SF and on the bay. We held a family picnic right by the bay- nice to be in the open air , beautiful views and family all around Worth the trip

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Denver, Colorado
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

They didn't bother to pay the utility bill so no hot showers. We learned why there were no showers both from the camp hosts and from a notice they posted on the shower doors after we complained, "Showers closed because no propane". This is my first hand experience as a camper who needed a shower after being on the road... More 

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San Anselmo, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Very old Chinese shrimping village. Interesting old processing buildings, one of which houses the museum. A couple of ancient cottages which are still occupied. Long pier. I have done several paintings there. So peaceful and pretty on the Bay. Lots of parking, picnic tables.

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