China Camp State Park

Open 8 a.m. to sunset daily

Friends of China Camp

In 2012, the State of California suspended funding for 70 state parks across California. China Camp State Park was among those facing closure. Since then, Friends of China Camp, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has operated China Camp State Park. Our organization depends on thousands of hours of volunteer service and donations from our local community to keep our park open and thriving.

Hikers along Shoreline Trail in China Camp State Park 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.

Back Ranch Meadows Campground, China Camp State Park by Harriot Manley

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

Volunteers haul flammable debris by Joyce Abrams
Latest news

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

Kids on Turtle Back Trail by Sheila Coll

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.

FOCC volunteer Gordy McDermott
Friends of China Camp

Safety first

Learn how volunteers, staff, and partners work together to reduce fire risks and keep China Camp State Park safe.


60 Seconds of China Camp

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

Immature turkeys by Peter/Flickr Creative Commons

Talking turkey

Our largest land birds may be goofy, but they’re kinda cool too. Check out these cool facts just in time for Turkey Day.

China Camp State Park

New map highlights California’s early Chinese history

Discover sites in Northern California, including China Camp, where Chinese settlers had a significant historical presence.

Upcoming Events

February 27
Online: Naturalist Book Club

Join us for February's Naturalist Book Club as we discuss Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake.

February 19
Birding Hike

On this month's birding hike, we will look for barn swallows swooping above Miwok Meadows...

February 16
Full Moon Hike

Join us on a journey to watch the snow-white moon ascend into the night sky.

February 12
Junior Ranger Program

Junior Rangers will look for new life as wildflowers, grasses, ferns, and trees begin to bud.

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

Map & brochure
Map & brochure

Get Connected

Learn how to support the park by becoming a member.

PHOTOs: Joyce Abrams, Harriot Manley, CA State Parks Historical Archives, Peter/Flickr Creative Commons