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San Francisco Camping

San Francisco Camping Overview

San Francisco

Campgrounds in San Francisco number in the hundreds. Find San Francisco campgrounds with conveniences like flush toilets and showers, as well as popular and unique campgrounds to help you narrow the choice. These include National Parks, State Parks, National Forests, State Forests, County Parks, beach camping and privately owned camping resorts. Camping in San Francisco varies from ocean harbors to beaches, wine country and redwood forests. San Francisco campgrounds of notable interest include Doran Campground in Bodega Bay, Sugarloaf Ridge Campground for its waterfall and horseback riding, lake camping at Lake Berryessa Campground and Big Basin Redwoods Campground. We've included as much detail as possible so you have a better idea of what to expect and whether camping reservations are required in advance.

PETS: Dogs are allowed at almost all campgrounds but must be kept on a leash, picked up after, and never left unattended. Most beach camping allows dogs in the campground but not on the beach.

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North Bay Camping

Westside Campground is located on the west side of Bodega Harbor off Highway 1. Westside is the perfect spot for boaters and fishermen, offering a boat launch ramp, fishing-cleaning station and boat-rinse station. Horseback riding is available at the nearby Chanslor Guest Ranch. Campground offers 47 campsites for tent and RV camping. Amenities include a picnic table, fire ring, flush toilets and showers. Boat launch and parking adjacent to campground. RV dump station available. Reservations recommended.

Westside Campground
2400 Westshore Road
Bodega Bay, California 94923
(707) 785-3540
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Doran Campground is located on the point of Bodega Bay off Highway 1. Doran offers a wide sandy beach separating Bodega Harbor from Bodega Bay. Activities include beach camping, picnicking, kite flying, surfing, fishing, crabbing, golf and boating. Horseback riding is available at the nearby Chanslor Guest Ranch. Campground offers 121 campsites for tent and RV camping. Amenities include a picnic table, fire ring, flush toilets and showers. Boat launch and golf course are adjacent to the campground. Reservations recommended.

Doran Campground
201 Doran Beach Road
Bodega Bay, California 94923
(707) 785-3540
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Samuel P. Taylor Campground is located 15 miles west of San Rafael off Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. Camp is situated along side Papermill Creek. Activities include biking, hiking and horseback riding. The campground has 65 campsites for tent and RV camping and several group campsites. Amenities include a picnic table, fire ring with barbecue, flush toilets and showers. RV dump station and groceries on site. Reservations recommended.

Samuel P. Taylor State Park Campground
Lagunitas, California 94938
(415) 488-9897
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Mount Tamalpais Campground is located off Highway in the hills above Stinson Beach. Mt. Tamalpais offers panoramic views of the San Francisco region including the Farallon Island and Mt. Diablo. Activities include biking, hiking, fishing and horseback riding. The campground has 10 primitive cabins, 7 campsites for tent camping only, one horse camp and two group campsites. Amenities include a picnic table, fire ring with barbecue and flush toilets. Reservations recommended.

Mount Tamalpais State Park Campground
801 Panoramic Highway
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 388-2070
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Spring Lake Campground is located in Santa Rosa off the Sonoma Highway 12. This 320 acre park features a swim lagoon and 72-acre lake offering swimming, fishing and boating. Paved and unpaved trails around the park a popular for walking, biking, jogging and mountain biking. Concession stand and lifeguards are located at the swim beach. Paddle boats and canoes can be rented from the concession stand. Fish species include large mouth bass, sunfish and catfish. This campground by the lake includes 31 campsites for tent and RV camping. Amenities include a picnic table, fire ring, flush toilets and showers. dump station available. Reservations recommended.

Spring Lake Campground
391 Violetti Drive
Santa Rosa, California 94923
(707) 539-8092
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Lake Solano Campground is located between Winters and Lake Berryessa off Highway 128. Camp is situated next to the beautiful and increasingly popular Putah Creek. Activities include boating, fishing, camping, swimming, picnicking, biking, hiking and more. A small marina rents row boats for relaxing floats or pursuing Brown and Rainbow Trout that reside in the lake. This campground by the lake has 90 campsites for tent and RV camping. Amenities include a picnic table, fire ring, flush toilets and showers. Many campsites include water, electric and sewer hookups. dump station available. Reservations recommended.

Lake Solano Campground
8685 Pleasants Valley Road
Winters, California 95694
(530) 795-2990
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China Camp Campground is located 4 miles east of San Rafael off North San Pedro Road. Camp is situated on San Francisco Bay at an historic Chinese camp. Activities include biking, hiking, swimming, boating, fishing and windsurfing. The campground has 30 walk-in campsites for tent camping only. Amenities include a picnic table, fire ring, flush toilets and showers. Reservations recommended.

China Camp State Park Campground
San Rafael, California 94901
(415) 456-0766
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Sandy Beach Campground is located north of Antioch and east of Fairfield where Highways 12 and 160 converge. Camp is situated next to the Sacramento River. Activities include boating, fishing, windsurfing, sailing, beach camping, swimming, picnicking, biking, volleyball, horseshoes and more. A boat launch ramp offers access to the Sacramento River Delta and excellent fishing for catfish, sturgeon, striped bass and salmon. The campground has 42 campsites for tent and RV camping. Amenities include a picnic table, fire ring with barbecue, flush toilets and showers. Many campsites include water, electric and sewer hookups. dump station available. Reservations recommended.

Sandy Beach Campground
2333 Beach Drive
Rio Vista, California 94571
(707) 374-2097
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Wine Country Camping

Bothe-Napa Valley Campground is located in Santa Rosa off Highways 128 & 29 between Calistoga and St. Helena. Activities at Bothe include camping, picnicking, swimming, hiking and horseback riding. Hiking trails head through a Coast Redwood forest. A Visitor Center, early pioneer cemetery and picturesque creek are popular destinations for visitors. A swimming pool is available during the summer months. Campground includes 50 campsites for tent and RV camping (31' max). Amenities include a picnic table, fire ring, flush toilets and showers. dump station available. Reservations recommended.

Bothe-Napa Valley State Park Campground
3801 St. Helena Highway
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-4575
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Sugarloaf Ridge Campground is located in Kenwood off Highway 12. Activities at Sugarloaf include camping, picnicking, hiking, astronomy and horseback riding. Hiking trails follow Sonoma Creek through lush forest and meadow. Hiking destinations include Bald Mountain for panoramic views and a 25-foot waterfall. The Robert Ferguson Observatory offers powerful telescopes for public use. Campground includes 50 campsites for tent and RV camping. Amenities include a picnic table, fire ring and flush toilets. Reservations recommended.

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park Campground
2605 Adobe Canyon Road
Kenwood, CA 95452
(707) 833-5712
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Lake Berryessa is located north of San Francisco between St. Helena and Winters, off Highway 128. Activities at Lake Berryessa include boating, house boating, water-skiing, fishing, swimming, lake camping and more. Fish include trout, salmon, bass, crappie and catfish. Three campgrounds by the lake offer more than 250 campsites for tent and RV camping. Pleasure Cove Marina rents boats from jet skis to houseboats.

  • Pleasure Cove Marina Campground has 140 campsites for tent and RV camping. RV campsites include full hookup and partial hookup sites. Amenities include a picnic table, fire ring with barbecue, flush toilets and showers. RV dump station, laundry, groceries and launch ramp on site. Reservations recommended.
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  • Spanish Flat Campground has 45 campsites for tent and RV camping and 10 campsites for tent only camping. Porta-potties. Reservations recommended.
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  • Steele Canyon Campground has 6 RV sites, 59 campsites for tent and RV camping and 19 campsites for tent only camping. Porta-potties and multi-lane boat launch ramp. Reservations recommended.
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Lake Berryessa
5800 Knoxville Road
Napa, California 94558
(707) 966-2161
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East Bay Camping

Mt. Diablo Campground is located five miles east of Danville and Interstate 680, off Diablo Road. Known for the astounding views of the Farallon Islands to Mount Lassen and Yosemite, from the top of Mount Diablo. Activities include hiking, biking, horseback riding, and stargazing. Two campgrounds offer 32 campsites for tent and small RV camping. Amenities include a picnic table, fire ring, flush toilets and showers. Visitor Center on site. No dogs allowed. Reservations recommended.

Mt. Diablo State Park Campground
96 Mitchell Canyon Road
Clayton, California 94517
(925) 837-2525
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Anthony Chabot Campground is located just a short distance east of Oakland off Redwood Road. Activities include boating, fishing, hiking, swimming, horseback riding, golfing and target shooting. Two campgrounds offer 75 campsites for tent and RV camping. Amenities include a picnic table, fire ring, flush toilets and showers. Marina with restaurant, boat rentals and fishing supplies on site. No boat launch for private boats available other than canoes, kayaks and rowboats. Reservations recommended.

Anthony Chabot Regional Park Campground
Redwood Road & Skyline Boulevard
San Leandro, California 94578
(888) 327-2757
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Lake Del Valle Campground is located southeast of Livermore and Interstate 580, off Mines Road. Del Valle offers the 5-mile long Lake Del Valle and over 4,000 acres of oak-covered hills. Activities include boating, fishing, swimming, horseback riding and windsurfing. This campground by the lake has 154 campsites for tent and RV camping. Amenities include a picnic table, fire ring, flush toilets and showers. Some campsites have water and sewer hook-ups for RVs. Visitor Center, amphitheater and marina with boat rentals on site. Reservations recommended.

Lake Del Valle State Park Campground
7000 Del Valle Road
Livermore, California 94550
(925) 373-0332
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South Bay Camping

Sanborn Campground is located west of Saratoga and Los Gatos off Highway 9, Big Basin Highway. Sanborn is situated on the eastern side of the Santa Cruz Mountains in lush woodlands. Activities include camping, picnicking, hiking, horseshoes and volleyball. Campground has 33 walk-in tent campsites and 14 RV campsites with water and electric hook-ups. Amenities include a picnic table, fire ring, flush toilets and showers. RV dump station. Reservations recommended.

Sanborn Campground
16055 Sanborn Road
Saratoga, California 95070
(408) 867-9959
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Joseph D. Grant Campground is located east of San Jose off Highway 130. At 9,560 acres, J.D. Grant is Santa Clara's largest county park. Activities include camping, picnicking, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing, wildflower viewing and astronomy. A small lake and several small ponds offer fishing to the beginner fisherman. A nearby observatory offers astronomy programs. Campground has 40 campsites for tent and RV camping. Amenities include a picnic table, fire ring, flush toilets and showers. Reservations recommended.

Joseph D. Grant Campground
18405 Mt. Hamilton Road
San Jose, California 95140
(408) 274-6121
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Henry W. Coe Campground is located 13 miles east of Morgan Hill and Highway 101, off East Dunne Avenue. Road is very narrow and windy. Coe is Northern California's largest State Park and offers of variety of terrain including high ridges, steep canyons, and many streams, ponds and lakes. Activities include fishing, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Campground has 20 campsites for tent and small RV camping. Amenities include a picnic table, fire ring and flush toilets. Visitor Center on site. Reservations recommended.

Henry W. Coe State Park Campground
9000 East Dunne Avenue
Morgan Hill, California 95037
(408) 779-2728
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Uvas Canyon Campground is located west of Morgan Hill at the end of Croy Road. Uvas Canyon is situated on the eastern side of the Santa Cruz Mountains in lush woodlands. Activities include camping, picnicking and hiking. Hiking trails within the park lead past several waterfalls. Fishing and boating is available at several nearby reservoirs. Campground has 25 campsites for tent and small RV camping. Amenities include a picnic table, fire ring and flush toilets. Reservations recommended.

Uvas Canyon Campground
8515 Croy Road
Morgan Hill, California 95037
(408) 779-9232
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Half Moon Bay Campground is located in Half Moon Bay off Kelly Avenue. Four camps are situated along smaller sandy beaches. Activities include beach camping, horseback riding, picnicking, surfing, and surf fishing. This is the site of the world renowned 'Mavericks', with some of the largest waves on the globe. The campground has 52 campsites for tent and RV camping. Amenities include a picnic table, fire ring, flush toilets and showers. RV dump station. Reservations recommended.

Half Moon Bay State Beach Campground
95 Kelly Avenue
Half Moon Bay, California 94019
(650)726-8819
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Redwoods Camping

Memorial Park Campground is located between Highways 1 and 84 off Pescadero Creek Road. Three camps are situated in the redwoods along side Pescadero Creek. Activities include hiking, picnicking, fishing and swimming. Memorial Park has 158 campsites for tent and RV camping. Amenities include a picnic table, fire ring, flush toilets and showers. RV dump station and general store on-site. Reservations recommended.

Memorial Park Campground
9500 Pescadero Creek Road
Loma Mar, California 94021
(650) 879-0238
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Butano Campground is located 5 miles southeast of Pescadero and Highway 101, off Cloverdale Road. Camp is situated among a California Redwoods grove in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The main activity is hiking along the many oceanview trails. Nearby Pescadero State Beach offers beach access. Campground has 39 campsites for tent and small RV camping (27' max). Amenities include a picnic table, fire ring and flush toilets. Visitor Center on site. Reservations recommended.

Butano State Park Campground
Pescadero, California 94060
(650) 879-2040
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Portola Redwoods Campground is located west of Saratoga and Highway 85, off Highway 35 (Skyline Boulevard). Camp is situated next to two creeks and some of the tallest Coast Redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The main activity is hiking. Campground has 58 campsites for tent and RV camping. Amenities include a picnic table, fire ring, flush toilets and showers. Visitor Center on site. Reservations recommended.

Portola Redwoods State Park Campground
9000 Portola State Park Road
La Honda, California 94020
(650) 948-9098
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Big Basin Redwoods Campground is located northwest of Santa Cruz and Highway 9, off Highway 236 (Big Basin Way). Camps are situated next to creeks within a Coast Redwood forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Activities include hiking and backpacking along the many oceanview and waterfall abundant trails. Campgrounds offer a total of 188 campsites for tent and RV camping (27' max). Amenities include a picnic table, fire ring, flush toilets and showers. Groceries, Visitor Center and RV dump station on site. Reservations recommended.

Big Basin Redwoods State Park Campground
21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, California 95006
(831) 338-8860
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Henry Cowell Redwoods Campground is located north of Santa Cruz and Graham Hill Road. Activities include hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking and fishing. The San Lorenzo River passes through the park and offers salmon and steelhead fishing in the winter. Situated near a Coast Redwood grove, the campground has 113 campsites for tent and RV camping. Amenities include a picnic table, fire ring, flush toilets and showers. Visitor Center on site. Reservations recommended.

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Campground
101 North Big Trees Park Road
Felton, California 95018
(831) 438-2396
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National Park Camping

Primitive and developed campgrounds are located within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Most offer a table, fire ring and vault toilets. Reservations required at some campgrounds.

Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Building 201, Fort Mason
San Francisco, California 94123
(415) 561-4700
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Primitive and developed campgrounds are located within Point Reyes National Park north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Most offer a table, fire ring and vault toilets. Some Boat-in campgrounds are located in Tomales Bay. Reservations required at some campgrounds.

Point Reyes National Seashore
1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
(415) 464-5100
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