101 Peacock Gap Trail
San Rafael, CA 94901
China Camp State Park has 1,640 acres of natural watershed along the shores of San Francisco Bay. A Chinese shrimp-fishing village thrived on this site in the 1880s. A small museum describes the history of the early Chinese settlement. China Camp is located just four miles east of San Rafael. The park offers 15 miles of hiking trails. Visitors enjoy watching the wildlife, hiking, swimming, boating and windsurfing. The park has 30 developed walk-in campsites. For reservations call Reserve America at 1-800-444-7275.
*Due to current budgetary cutbacks in all of California's State Parks, service reductions have been in place. Effective July 1, 2012 China Camp State Park has been saved from closure by a local group called Friends of China Camp.
General Park Hours: 8:00am to Sunset; Gate at Back Ranch Meadows Campground: Open 8:00am to 9:00pm. Gate is closed at 9:00pm