China Camp Campground

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Camp Type: Tent, RV
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Restroom: Pit Toilet
Permit: Not required
Shower: No
Wifi: Not available
Entrance Fee: $20.00
Campfire: Limited use
Pet Fee: None
Leash Rule: On Leash
Description
China Camp Campground is located in Los Padres National Forest in California. China Camp is known for its great location in Los Padres, but also for its spacious campsites that provide plenty of room and privacy for camp goers. There are only ten campsites, making it a super-small and intimate place to camp. Nestled under some towering pine trees, you will have lots of shade from the sun. 

In the surrounding area, there are lots of pine tree forests to explore, lush hills, and hiking trails including a 23-mile long trail that runs along the hills of Los Padres and overlooks the Santa Lucia mountain range that is known for its oak tree studded areas. You will also find an abundance of wildlife in the area such as bobcats, coyotes, deer, hawks, and more. Birding is also a favorite activity because of the wide range of birds throughout this special location as well. 

At the actual campsite, you will have access to tent and car camping options, fire rings, vault toilets, grills, tables, and a self-pay station. There is no fresh drinking water, showers, or dump stations at this campground. Pets are allowed, but they should wear a leash at all times for their safety and the safety of the other people and dogs in the area. Due to the amount of wildlife in the area, your pooch should always stay close to you and be under your control. Take plenty of fresh water for your dog to drink and make sure they have a shady and cool place to sleep so they do not overheat.

Overall, China Camp Campground sites in one of the quietest, peaceful, and undisturbed areas in California. If you are fine with minimal amenities and want an authentic, bare-bones camping experience, you and your dog is sure to love this site!

Address
N San Pedro Rd
San Rafael, CA 94903
Open Year-Round
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Address
N San Pedro Rd
San Rafael, CA 94903
Open Year-Round