Types of sites
$35 per night (plus processing fees)
Bookings for specific sites are accepted year-round. Reserve sites no less than 48 hours in advance through ReserveCalifornia.com; 800.444.7275.
$35 per night
While reservations are strongly advised, particularly on weekends, unreserved sites are sometimes available, particularly midweek and during winter. Spring and summer are the busiest times of the year. Any sites not previously reserved are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and can only be reserved one night at a time. Check with the Ranger Station in advance (415.456.0766), or visit the Camp Host on site at the campground, but note that availability is not guaranteed upon arrival.
$5/person per night
Two sites are available for people who arrive by bicycle or on foot from outside China Camp. Sites cannot be reserved in advance. Sites are available on first-come, first-serve.
$175 per night
A group campsite is available by reservation only for up to 50 tent campers and 8 vehicles.
En route camping
$35 per night
Sites for self-contained RVs only; no hookups, dump stations, or generators. First-come, first serve only; one night limit.
Picnic table, wooden food locker, potable water, and fire ring. Firewood $10 per bundle. Available for sale from 5 p.m to 7 p.m. daily except on Red Flag Warnings, when use of campfire rings and outdoor grills is NOT ALLOWED. Tents only, no hammocks allowed. Potable water, flush toilets, and coin-operated showers are available on site.
Maximum of 8 persons per campsite.
Campers can arrive from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Check-out is noon. The gate at Back Ranch Meadows Campground entrance, accessed via North San Pedro Road, is closed from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. daily.
One vehicle per site; additional vehicles must pay a $5 per day (payable on-site).
April 1 through October 30: Campers may stay no more than 7 consecutive days. The rest of the year there is a 15-day limit with an annual limit of 30 days.
Firewood is available for sale ($10 per bundle) from camp host, usually in the evening. Firewood will not be sold during high-risk Red Flag Warnings, which are posted in the campground and throughout the park.
Pets are allowed on a 6-foot leash in the campground and paved areas only. Pets may be off-leash inside tents. No pets are allowed on trails.
Raccoons and other animals are very active in the campground. Store all food in on-site lockers, a lockable cooler, your car, or other secure containers.
All campers under age 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Campers ages 14 to 17 may camp without a parent or guardian, but only with special permission. Please print out and submit these forms. They must be received at least 7 days prior to camping dates. Scan and send to email@example.com, or mail to Friends of China Camp, attn: Campground Manager, 101 Peacock Gap Trail, San Rafael, CA 94901. Youths should keep a copy at their campsite.
Hammocks and generators are not allowed. More rules and regulations throughout the park are available here. For additional questions, contact us.