Summer solstice astronomy night

From a dazzling vantage point at one of China Camp Point’s bayside bluffs, you're invited to partake in our full moon summer solstice celebration. We will set up our telescope to get an up-close look at June’s “Strawberry Moon,” so called because it occurs during the height of berry season,... Read more »

Annual community meeting

Much has happened in the past year at China Camp State Park—updated park signs, electrical upgrades, safer access for people with disabilities, and a shiny new truck! Join us at our annual community meeting to learn about our successes and challenges over the past year, get a peek into the... Read more »

Secrets of our tidal wetlands

Summertime is go time in China Camp’s tidal wetlands. Plants grow lush and full; baby birds hatch; tiny fish thrive in the channels. Learn about this boom season on an informative walk following Turtle Back Nature Trail, offering some of the park’s best views of our ultra-productive and important “pickleweed... Read more »

Summer shorebirds walk

During this month's birding walk, we will scan the bay and marshland in search of shorebirds, including sandpipers, ducks, gulls, egrets, and majestic great blue herons. Among the most challenging species to identify are newly-fledged gulls. These newbies are undergoing a remarkable four-year transformation, with the color of their plumage... Read more »

Give-back morning at China Camp

China Camp Ranger Station 101 Peacock Gap Trail, San Rafael, CA, United States

Enjoy a morning making a difference in the park. Our weekly maintenance days tackle a host of jobs large and small, so there’s something for everyone. You don’t need to be a weightlifter or a construction worker to help out, in fact we’ve got men and women of all shapes,... Read more »


Book Club: The Backyard Bird Chronicles

During June’s Naturalist Book Club, we will discuss The Backyard Bird Chronicles by critically acclaimed local author, Amy Tan, who also shows off her impressive illustration skills in this memorable book. Excerpt from the publisher’s website: “Tracking the natural beauty that surrounds us, The Backyard Bird Chronicles maps the passage... Read more »