China Camp salt marsh at sunset by Harriot Manley

Fall 2021 News

Latest happenings in and around China Camp State Park

Volunteers haul flammable debris by Joyce Abrams
Friends of China Camp

Safety first

Learn how volunteers, staff, and partners work together to reduce fire risks and keep China Camp State Park safe.

Chinese shrimp fisherman circa 1888-89

1882: When racism nearly strangled China Camp

Discover how anti-Chinese sentiment and laws destroyed a way of life at China Camp over a century ago.

Volunteer Gordy McDermott at the firewood pile at China Camp State Park
China Camp Champion

Gordy MacDermott

Meet our woodpile Zen master and FOCC volunteer extraordinaire Gordy MacDermott.

Nyri Scanlon of SF Bay NERR describes how special ceramic tiles are used to count oyster populations in SF Bay. Image by Harriot Manley

Salt marsh experts lead walk for visitors with disabilities

Park partners and local organizations team up to lead visitors with disabilities on a fun and educational marsh walk.

Displaying tom turkey by Jeffrey Balfus/Flickr Creative Commons

Talking turkey

Our largest land birds may be goofy, but they’re kinda cool too. Check out these cool facts just in time for Turkey Day.

Allie Margulies of SF Bay NERR. Image courtesy of NERR

The Women of NERR

Female researchers with SF Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve are leading key studies at China Camp State Park.

Michael Chandler of Third Eye Visuals stands next to his specialized video equipment in China Camp Cafe. Image by Harriot Manley
Special projects

New 360 virtual tour of Village Museum in the works

A new 360-degree virtual tour of China Camp State Park's Village Museum and Cafe are in the works.

contributors: sheila coll, andy kives, harriot manley
photo credits: (focc) joyce abrams, harriot manley, Ian Nelson; (fishermen) courtesy of noaa/national archives; (Turkey) Jeffrey Balfus/Flickr Creative Commons; (NERR) Courtesy of SF Bay nERR