San Francisco Bay Area Campgrounds

San Francisco, California

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Ocean access, marvelous views, and temperate weather—these define the San Francisco Bay Area. Add the human contributions—the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, cable cars, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Embarcadero, and much more— and you have what makes San Francisco such a special city. But the Bay Area is far more than the city on the hills. Its borders extend from Point Reyes National Seashore in the north to Santa Cruz in the south, and they encompass a variety of natural settings for outdoor recreation. The 74,000-acre Golden Gate Recreation Area spans several counties and is the world’s largest urban park. Point Reyes, only an hour’s drive from the city, offers many miles of isolated beaches, hiking and riding trails, and walk-in campsites. Muir Woods, a beautiful redwood grove, is even closer. Campgrounds included in this eTrail are: Samuel P. Taylor State Park, Mount Tamalpais, China Camp, Anthony Chabot, Mount Diablo, Half Moon Bay, Huddart Park Group Camp, Memorial County Park, Butano State Park, Portola State Park, Big Basin Redwoods, Del Valle, Sunol Regional Wilderness, Joseph D. Grant County Park, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, New Brighton State Beach, Seacliff State Beach, Manresa State Beach, Sunset State Beach, Henry W. Coe, Uvas Canyon, Mount Madonna, and Coyote Lake.

San Francisco Bay Area Campgrounds Professional Review and Guide

"Ocean access, marvelous views, and temperate weather—these define the San Francisco Bay Area. Add the human contributions—the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, cable cars, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Embarcadero, and much more— and you have what makes San Francisco such a special city. But the Bay Area is far more than the city on the hills. Its borders extend from Point Reyes National Seashore in the north to Santa Cruz in the south, and they encompass a variety of natural settings for outdoor recreation. The 74,000-acre Golden Gate Recreation Area spans several counties and is the world’s largest urban park. Point Reyes, only an hour’s drive from the city, offers many miles of isolated beaches, hiking and riding trails, and walk-in campsites. Muir Woods, a beautiful redwood grove, is even closer.

Campgrounds included in this eTrail are: Samuel P. Taylor State Park, Mount Tamalpais, China Camp, Anthony Chabot, Mount Diablo, Half Moon Bay, Huddart Park Group Camp, Memorial County Park, Butano State Park, Portola State Park, Big Basin Redwoods, Del Valle, Sunol Regional Wilderness, Joseph D. Grant County Park, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, New Brighton State Beach, Seacliff State Beach, Manresa State Beach, Sunset State Beach, Henry W. Coe, Uvas Canyon, Mount Madonna, and Coyote Lake."

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: San Francisco
Season: All year
Additional Use: Swimming, Boating, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Biking, Horseback Riding
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Local Contacts: California Department of Parks and Recreation; Santa Clara County Parks
Driving Directions: Directions to San Francisco Bay Area Campgrounds

Recent Trail Reviews

2/4/2007
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I just returned from a long weekend at Seacliff State Park. I "camped" in the overflow area which is basically a parking lot. I would go back again in the overflow area because of the view... The sites are right near the beach, so you can hear the waves crashing all night. I met a lot of people since the walking path was right behind the camper. The showers were clean and cheap (.25/2 mins)and there weren't any problems dumping at Brighton State Beach. There is a few stores to walk to for more supplies, breakfast, mexican food etc. Highly recommended!


8/14/2004
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