China Camp

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NERR Interpretive signs at China Camp State Park

Visitors learn about the San Francisco Estuary while visiting China Camp State Park. Photo by Sarah Ferner

China Camp State Park is loved by many people: Mountain bikers love the excitement of single track trails, families cherish peaceful picnic areas and the beach, curious visitors are fascinated by Chinese fishing village, and scientists flock to the tidal salt marshes. Whichever category you fit in, or if you defy categorization, China Camp State Park is open and ready for your visit!


Directions: From Highway 101 in Marin County, take the North San Pedro Road exit. The park is about 5 miles east on N. San Pedro Road.

Featured Hike: Turtle Back Hill Trail is the place to go for up-close views of China Camp’s spectacular marsh. The hiking trail (no bikes allowed) circumnavigates Turtle Back Hill in just about one mile. Interpretive signs along the trail provide insights and context. As you near the boardwalk, keep your eyes and ears on the marsh in case a northern harrier flies by or an endangered clapper rail calls.