Young cyclist and his dad show off his annual pass by Harriot Manley


Day-Use Passes

China Camp State Park is a fee-use area. By buying a pass, you are helping keep the park, which receives no financial support from the State of California or from taxes, open and safely maintained. All fees stay within China Camp State Park, to allow Friends of China Camp to keep the park open and thriving!

A Trail-Only Day Pass is $3 per person. A Parking+Trail Day Pass is $5 per vehicle, which includes trail access for up to four people. Purchase day-use passes at one of our Electronic Pay Stations, located throughout the park. Pay stations accept cash (no change), or credit and ATM cards. Keep your ticket with you. At trail heads that don’t have electronic pay stations, please deposit exact cash in the Iron Ranger (envelopes provided; keep stub with you). Some locations also have QR codes, for payment via mobile phone, posted at trailhead kiosks. More Details

Annual Passes

The Annual Parking+Trail Pass ($60) is valid for parking of one vehicle, and trail use for all people in the vehicle.

The Annual Trail Only Pass ($35) is valid for trail use for two adults plus children.

Annual Passes can be purchased at Electronic Pay Stations throughout the park. If you have purchased an Annual Pass from one of the Electronic Pay Stations, please complete the REDEEM PASSES form below. Your permanent plastic Annual Pass will be sent to you by USPS. More Details

Both types of trail passes are also available on this website as membership benefits by joining Friends of China Camp at the $35 and $60 membership levels.  Membership donations are fully tax deductible.  To learn more, see Become A Friend.

If you have purchased an Annual Trail-Only Pass or Annual Parking+Trail Pass from one of the electronic pay stations at the park, please fill out the form below and a permanent plastic pass will be sent to you.  Keep your pay station receipt as a temporary pass until you receive the permanent plastic Annual Pass.

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