View of China Camp Village and Beach by Martin Lowenstein

China Camp State Park

Open 8 a.m. to sunset daily

Kids explore Turtle Back Nature Trail on a quiet winter morning by Harriot Manley
Hiking & biking

Enjoy 15 miles of multi-use trails, from family-friendly routes to challenging climbs and descents.

Young cyclist shows off his annual pass by Harriot Manley
Passes

Purchase annual trail and parking passes to support China Camp State Park year-round.

Camping

Relax under the stars at Back Ranch Meadows Campground, with 33 tent-only sites in a secluded oak woodland forest.

Friends of China Camp volunteers work on Shoreline Trail in March 2021 by Harriot Manley
Latest news

Find out what’s happening at China Camp, including trail projects, nature news, and special activities.

Events

Learn about local plants and animals, discover Chinese and Native American history, or join a lively book club.

Donate

Support our year-round efforts to keep China Camp’s trails, facilities, and programs open for all.

History

Discover China Camp's rich heritage

From indigenous peoples to Spanish settlers and Chinese fishermen, find out more about the park’s cultural history.

Friends of China Camp volunteers at Back Ranch Meadows Campground by Scott Griggs
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Volunteer opportunities

Get a great work out. Develop a new skill. Make new friends. Find out how you can join one of our lively volunteer days to help maintain and enhance the park.

Fire crews use hand tools to fight fire. NPS/Bill Spinrad
In the news

New funding focuses on fires and managing climate change


California State Parks recently received a big infusion of funding to help deal with the devastating impacts of fire and climate change.

Overall, the state budget would invest $1.2 billion for land conservation, forest restoration and address the effects of climate change and wildfires.

“We are looking at a number of threats that we have in state parks and thinking about not just prevention but adaptation because the world is changing,” said State Parks Director Armando Quintero, who shared his thoughts on a recent visit to China Camp. For more on efforts to help protect our 280 state parks, watch this video produced by ABC7 News.

China Camp Cafe by Harriot Manley
History

“Chinese village lost in time” gets the spotlight

From its treasure-box beaches and weathered village, to its sweeping wetlands and sun-burnished hilltops, China Camp is definitely worth celebrating. So it’s fitting that one...

VIDEO

60 Seconds of China Camp

Take a minute—literally—to escape to our beautiful park by the bay. Watch our relaxing summertime video now.

Fundraising

Donations pour in to buy new grills, tables, and trash bins

Thanks to a successful Spring Appeal, Friends of China Camp has raised funds to purchase a fleet of new barbecue grills and picnic tables, as...

Upcoming Events

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August 22
Miwok History Walk

Join us on this informative walk through Back Ranch Meadows as we learn how pre-colonial Coast...

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August 29
Online: Naturalist Book Club

AUGUST'S BOOK SELECTION: CALIFORNIA EXPOSURES- ENVISIONING MYTH AND HISTORY BY RICHARD WHITE Join this month’s naturalist...

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August 21
August Birding Walk

Attention birdbrains! Allow us to introduce you to two year-round natives in our park:  the brown...

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August 28
Family Nature Walk at Turtle Back

What tiny mouse can drink salt water? How does an egret keep from sinking into the...

Become a Friend

Friends of China Camp (FOCC) is the community-based nonprofit organization that keeps China Camp State Park open. Since 2012, FOCC has been the sole operator and manager of the park. The organization, largely run by volunteers, is responsible for covering all expenses related to keeping the park open. Find out how you can become a member, and help keep China Camp open and thriving for all.

Things To Do

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PHOTOs: Joyce Abrams, Martin Lowenstein, Harriot Manley, CA State Parks Historical Archives; Nps/bill spinrad