About China Camp

Discover the park's history and natural treasures

China Camp State Park is a 1,514-acre park nestled along the shoreline of San Pablo Bay in San Rafael, California. The park boasts panoramic views, lush oak woodlands, and over 100 acres of protected tidal salt marsh. Whether you’re a hiker or mountain biker, a history buff or a beach-loving water baby, you’ll have an unforgettable day at China Camp.

People & Cultures

Coast Miwok, Spaniards, Chinese immigrants–learn about the people and cultures that have lived in the area now known as China Camp.

Salt marsh harvest mouse courtesy of USGS (

Discover the park’s unique ecosystems, including the largest intact salt marsh in the San Francisco Bay Area. And get the scoop on our two endangered animal species.

Dancers dressed in traditional Chinese outfits at 2019 Heritage Day at China Camp State Park
Photo Gallery

Time travel with our extensive photo gallery, including historical images, photos of special events, and pictures of past and ongoing volunteer efforts.

Photos: Steve Ziman, Ca State Parks Archives, USFWS, Claire Golan