View of China Camp Village and Beach by Martin Lowenstein

China Camp State Park

Open 8 a.m. to sunset daily

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.

FOCC volunteers lug fire hose to work site at junction of Shoreline Trail and. Back Ranch Fire Road 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
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.

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...

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.

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 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

1
September 11
ADVISORY: Footrace

There will be a footrace beginning at Miwok Meadows on October 10th from 9am-1pm. Please expect...

2
September 4
Advisory: Footrace

There will be a footrace beginning at Miwok Meadows from 8am to 1pm on September 4th....

3
October 2
Park Champion Volunteer Event

Join other volunteers on our first Park Champions event of the year, sponsored by the California...

4
September 18
Coastal Cleanup Day

Even after more than a year apart, we're still all connected from the mountains to 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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Learn how to support the park by becoming a member.

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