Marin Camping Point Reyes

Marin County Camping

Point Reyes Peninsula / Pt Reyes Campgrounds

Ocean View CampsitesThe Lighthouse doesn’t have a campground! There are no camping facilities at Muir Woods National Monument, nor Muir Beach. No camping at Stinson Beach, nor Bolinas.

The Tule Elk Reserve has no camping at all. Tomales Bay State Park no longer has car camping available; hike-in or boat-in camping, maybe.

What is available for campground camping on “the Point” is listed below, with links for more info and reservations.

foggy seashore


blue links lead to camp reservation services. campgrounds


Point Reyes National Seashore Campground
reservations required
hike-in, bike-in, and boat-in camp sites only

Mount Tamalpais State Park Campground State Parks
reservations required

  • Alice Eastwood Campground
  • Frank Valley Campground
  • Horse Camp Campground
  • Pantoll Campground
  • Steep Ravine Campground
  • Steep Ravine Cabins

Marin Headlands Camping
reservations required

Samuel P. Taylor Redwood State Park State Parks
reservations recommended; open year round

  • Devils Gulch Horse Camp
  • Historic Camp Taylor
  • Madrone Group Camp
  • Car Camping / Tent Camp
  • RV max 27′
  • Cabin Rentals @ SPT


Cycling, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, kayaking and boating are all popular outdoor recreation activities.

Small towns located on the Point Reyes peninsula do have a few private campgrounds, some of which can accommodate motorhomes. Follow towns links for those.

RV camping

There are no RV parks, camper trailers or motorhomes allowed in campgrounds on the steep coastal region of Point Reyes. Most of the narrow, winding roads are forbidden for motorhome travels. No shoulder, no guard rails, on many curvy roads. Great viewpoints are best when you STOP to look, off the roadway.

hike NPS

Golden Gate National Recreation Area NPS

Point Reyes National Seashore

Stinson Beach Park

Tomales Bay State Park State Park

Tule Elk Reserve


nearby towns – 

Christmas in the Park, San Jose

Scene from San Jose Christmas in the Park 2011

San Jose’s Christmas in the Park

Annual event: December
San Jose, CA

Opening Night is in late November and the events go multiple nights through Christmas; held in downtown San Jose at Plaza de Cesar Chavez. The tree lighting will kick things off in style. Ongoing for over 30 years, this is a family fun holiday fest in the South Bay!

Scene from San Jose Christmas in the Park 2011

Scene from San Jose Christmas in the Park 2011

Christmas in the Park, San Jose, CA

Monarch Butterfly Migration

Monarch Wings

Monarch Butterflies, Pacific Grove

Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary

Each Autumn monarch butterflies invade the Pacific Grove region of California. A sanctuary has been established along this coastline.

Annual event: October

Pacific Grove, CA

Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterflies in a tree


Classic Car Show in Sausalito

Carroll Shelby AC Cobra-(20121014-7809AdobeRGB).jpg

Sausalito Classic Car Show

Sausalito hosts a Classic Car Show on the waterfront @ the ferry landing area; One day event; San Francisco Bay

Annual event; October

Sausalito CA

Hebmüller at the Sausalito Classic Car Show

1956 Porsche 356 A Coupe- 20121014-7806.jpg

Austin Healey 100-(20121014-7797).jpg

Pumpkin Festival @ Half Moon Bay

Pumpkin Festival

Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Fest

This Pumpkin Festival is the one in Half Moon Bay, up near San Francisco. Been running nearly 50 years. Traditional, wholesome, family fun outdoor weekend on the coast near the Bay Area. Plenty of Campgrounds and Lodging nearby for visitors.

Annual event; October


The Big One


Pumpkin Festival