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
Passes

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
Camping

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
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.

Video

A Brief History of China Camp State Park

Watch this short video about China Camp’s fascinating cultural history and the legacy of stewardship that continues to preserve the park to this day.

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.

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.

Education

New 360-degree virtual tours of China Camp now online

With help from specialized technology, FOCC has created an easy-to-use online tour of our historic museum and cafe.

animals

Little bivalve, big impact: oyster research sheds light on bay health

Find out how a little oyster that thrives along our shores can make a huge difference in the health of San Francisco Bay.

Upcoming Events

June 4
National Trails Day

Be a part of something special at China Camp State Park. Join other volunteers to take...

May 14
ADVISORY: Large Mountain Biking Event

There will be a large mountain biking event at Miwok Meadows on May 7 from 8am...

May 7
ADVISORY: Large Mountain Bike Event

There will be a large mountain biking event at Miwok Meadows on May 7 from 8am...

May 15
Full Moon Hike

  Join us for a viewing of two spectacular celestial events in one night: a full-moon...

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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Celebrations
Camping
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Celebrations

Get Connected

Learn how to support the park by becoming a member.

PHOTOs: Joyce Abrams, Harriot Manley, CA State Parks Historical Archives, Courtesy of NERR