Muir Beach Area Camping

Marin County

Camping in the Marin Headland in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Marin Headlands

Reservations are required at all campgrounds.

Bicentennial Campground

Battery Wallace
3 sites, each for up to 3 people and 1 tent
No water, use of BBQs at picnic area at Battery Wallace
No fires, no pets, no fees
(415) 331-1540

Hawk Camp Campground

Above Gerbode Valley
2 or 3 mile hike to campsites
3 sites, each for up to 4 people
Chemical toilets, picnic tables, no water
No pets, no open fires, no fees
(415) 331-1540

Haypress Campground

Tennessee Valley, north end of Marin Headlands
Gentle ¾-mile hike to campsites
5 sites, each for up to 4 people
No water, no open fires, no pets, no fees
(415) 331-1540

Kirby Cove Campground

In the Marin Headlands, wooded setting
Descend a steep 1-mile trail to cove from Battery Spencer
4 tent sites, each site for up to 10 people
No water, no pets
$25 per night
Reservations: - Kirby Cove Campground

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Camping at Mt. Tamalpais State Park


  • 801 Panoramic Highway, Mill Valley, CA
  • 7:00 AM to sunset
  • (415) 388-2070
  • Day-use fees: $8

Campgrounds and Facilities

  • Pantoll Campground off the Panoramic Highway
    • 15 sites, first come, first served
    • Water, restrooms
  • Rocky Point/Steep Ravine Environmental Campground, 1 mile south of Stinson Beach
  • Alice Eastwood Group Camp, Panoramic Highway
    • 2 sites for 25-50 people
    • Water, restrooms
    • Tables, BBQ grills, large tent areas
  • Frank Valley Group Horse Camp, Muir Woods road, 1 mile north of Highway 1 at Muir Beach
    • 2 sites for 25-50 people
    • Water, tables, pit toilets
    • Horse troughs and corrals for up to 12 horses

Park Features

  • 2,571-foot Mt. Tamalpais and a 6,300-acre park
  • Adjacent to Muir Woods National Monument
  • Redwood forest, wildlife
  • Picnic areas, Visitor Center
  • Seasonal refreshment stand
  • Huge amphitheater


  • 1 campsite at environmental camp
  • 1 cabin at Steep Ravine
  • Restrooms, picnic areas
  • Horse camp
  • McKennan Gulch Trail and several others
  • Visitor Center and Gravity Car Barn


Pantoll Campground $25
Eastwood Group Sites $110 and $225
Horse Camp $75
Steep Ravine Environmental $25 (cabins $100)


Group and environmental sites only
Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia:
Mount Tamalpais State Park Campground Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM

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Private Campgrounds Open to the Public

Olema Campground

10155 Highway 1, Olema, CA
RV and tent campground next to Point Reyes National Seashore.

Campground Facilities: 187 campsites, laundry, WiFi, playground, outdoor games, club room, restrooms with hot showers, fire pit and picnic table.
RV Hook-ups: 26 sites with full hook-ups, 54 with water and electric. 50 and 30 amp sites. Dump station.

Camping Rates: Tent $40 - $49, RV $45 - $63
Reservations available
Olema Campground

Lawson's Landing

Fishing and boating resort and campground at the mouth of Tomales Bay. Camp in the meadow area and on the seawall for tents or RVs.

Campground Facilities: Water, picnic tables, fire rings. Some permanent restrooms and some portable toilets, RV waste stations.

Camping Rates: $33-$55
Reservations available
Lawson's Landing

Samuel P. Taylor State Park Camping

Samuel P. Taylor Park is located 15 miles west of San Rafael on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. The park has wooded countryside in the steep rolling hills with groves of redwoods and open grasslands.


  • 59 family campsites and several group campsites
  • Of the family sites, 29 are standard sites, 22 are tent-only
  • Reservations required during peak seasons for regular sites and year-round for group sites.
  • Maximum occupancy for standard campsites is 6 persons.

Campsite Facilities

  • Picnic table, fire ring, and BBQ grill
  • Food locker

Fees and Reservations

Camping fees $35 (which includes 1 vehicle)
Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia:
Samuel P. Taylor State Park Campground Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM

Point Reyes National Seashore Camping


  • Off Highway 1, north of Stinson Beach
  • Open sunrise to midnight
  • Backcountry camping: (415) 464-5100 x2 x5
  • Day-use fees: Free
  • Shuttle Bus Fees: $7 per person over 16

Hike-in Campgrounds and Facilities

Point Reyes National Seashore has backcountry hike-in and boat-in camping only.

Backcountry campsites have vault toilets, picnic table, food storage lockers, charcoal grill, and water faucets. Campsites are for from 1 to 6 people.

Coast Camp
Close to beach and tide pools, 1.8-mile hike, 12 individual sites and 2 group sites
Glen Camp
In protected redwood valley, 4.6-mile hike, 12 individual sites
Sky Camp
West side of Mt. Wittenberg, 1.4-mile hike, 11 individual sites, 1 group site
Wildcat Camp
Open meadow on bluff overlooking ocean, 6.3-mile hike, 5 individual sites (3 of which only hold 4 people), 3 group sites
Tomales Bay Boat-in Campground Boat-in only, All waste, including human, must be removed, No water

Fees and Reservations

Individual campsites (1-6 people) $20
Group sites (7-14 people) $40, (15-25 people) $50
Reservations required for all campsites.
Reservations: Reserve America - Point Reyes National Seashore Campground

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