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

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


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.


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


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


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
Pitch in

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
In the news

“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 worth celebrating. So it’s fitting that SFGate’s Local...

Upcoming Events

July 18
Footrace: Sasquatch Racing

There will be a footrace beginning at Miwok Meadows picnic area on Sunday, July 18th, 2021....

June 27
Naturalist Book Club

Join us as we discuss the book "The Edge: The Pressured Past and Precarious Future of...

June 20
Father’s Day Hike

Bring dad along for this fun father's day hike with naturalist Harold Hirsch.

June 20
Coast Miwok History Walk

Join us on this walk as we discuss the deep relationship that Coast Miwok people have...

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.

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