China Camp State Park has a number of scenic picnic sites, with locations in open meadows, grassy lawns, or overlooking tidal marshlands and San Pablo Bay. China Camp Village puts you in the heart of the park’s historic zone, with century-old buildings and a walkable pier.
PLAN YOUR TRIP
During the week, most picnic areas are lightly used, and even on weekends, there are usually ample facilities for anyone who wants to enjoy a picnic at the park. Parking lots can fill up on warm-weather weekends, so plan ahead and arrive early.
Day-use areas are generally available on a first-come, first-serve basis year-round unless reserved in advance. For reservations and inquiries, contact park headquarters.
8 a.m. to sunset daily, year-round
- Dogs and other pets are allowed, on 6-foot leash only, at picnic areas, paved areas, in the campground, and at the beach at China Camp Village.
- Pets are not allowed off-leash except inside tents at the campground, or in the water off China Camp Beach.
- Pets are not allowed on any trail, nor at Miwok Meadows, unless they are service animals.