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December 5, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


Join scientist and educator Bella Mayorga from San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve for a walk near the edge of China Camp’s tidal salt marsh during a “king tide,” the name for one of the highest tides of the year. We will learn about marsh species, current scientific research, and what king tides can teach us about sea level rise. Click here to see a time-lapse video of a King Tide at China Camp. Due to the popularity of this event, we will be offering two events this year. Please choose only one hike. This event is suitable for adults. 



Date: Saturday, December 4 –  REGISTRATION FULL

Time: 11:30 a.m.   


Date: Sunday, December 5 –  REGISTRATION FULL

Time: 12:30 p.m.     





Location: Details provided upon registration. Please enter the park from the south entrance of San Pedro Rd. as the north entrance just south of the Back Ranch Meadows Campground Entrance, will likely flood.


Dress in layers for changeable weather. Bring snacks and water.


Space is limited; reservations required. 

Free (donations appreciated).

Cancellations notified via email.

Questions? Email programs@friendsofchinacamp.org or call (415) 456-0766.

Photo credit: King tide by Cyndy Pavlinac,California Coastal Commission King Tides Project


December 5, 2021
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

NOTICE: Some sites at the Back Ranch Meadows Campground will be closed Sunday through Thursday from November 14, 2022 until May 13, 2023 due to construction. The group site will remain open during the week. Go to reservecalifornia.com for available reservations.

ADVISORY: December 3, 2023, 8am-2pm. Footrace beginning at Miwok Meadows. Expect increased foot traffic on Shoreline Trail, Oak Ridge Trail, and Bayview trail. Plan your trip to the park accordingly. See calendar for details.