Mt. Tamalpais Sp Campground

Mt. Tamalpais Sp Campground
Season for Peak Fees: 05/15 to 09/15

Just north of San Francisco's Golden Gate is Mount Tamalpais, 6,300acres of redwood groves and oak woodlands with a spectacular view fromthe 2,571-foot peak. On a clear day, visitors can see the FarallonIslands, 25 miles to sea, the Marin County hills, San Francisco and thebay, hills and cities of the East Bay, and Mount Diablo. On rareoccasions, the Sierra Nevada's snow-covered mountains can be seen 150miles away. Coastal Miwok Indians lived in the area for thousands ofyears before Europeans arrived. In 1770, two explorers named the mountainLa Sierra de Nuestro Padre de San Francisco, which was later changed tothe Miwok word Tamalpais. With the Gold Rush of 1849, San Francisco grewand more people began to use Mount Tamalpais for recreation. Trails weredeveloped and a wagon road was built. Later, a railway was completed andbecame known as "the Crookedest Railroad in the World". It was abandonedin 1930 after a wildfire damaged the line.


Within Facility
  • Backpacking Camping
  • Comfort Station
  • Disabled Access Site
  • Fishing
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horseback Riding
  • Parking
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms
  • Telephone
  • Toilet, Accessible


Mount Tamalpais SP
Mill Valley CA 94941

Steep Ravine cabins and campsites - 11 miles North of Highway 101 on Highway 1. 1 mile South of Stinson Beach. Locked entrance gate on one side of highway.
Alice Eastwood Group Camp - Take Panoramic Highway off Highway 1 to locked gate on west side of road.
Frank Valley Group Horse Camp - North of San Francisco's Golden Gate. From Hwy 101 take Hwy 1/Stinson Beach exit. Follow Hwy 1 west for 5.7 miles to Muir Woods Rd and drive 3/4 of a mile to the Frank Valley Group Horse Camp gate.

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