Rising to 2,571 feet, beautiful Mount Tamalpais stands out as a key landmark in Marin County. Its forested slopes, redwood groves, and tumbling creeks have been a popular attraction since the days of the Gold Rush. Visitors to the park enjoy miles of trails, visitor centers, the remnants of the Mount Tamalpais Scenic Railway, and plentiful wildlife. To reach the park from Highway 101, take Highway 1 to the Stinson Beach exit and follow signs up the mountain.
Mount Tamalpais State Park camping is mainly at two small family campgrounds - Pantoll Campground and Bootjack Campground, both walk-in, tents-only campgrounds. Each campground has 15 campsites and all are first-come, first-served. Campers have a short walk to their sites, the longest about a quarter mile. Campsites tend to be rather close together. In addition to those two campgrounds, the park offers 7 walk-in environmental campsites and 9 rustic cabins at Steep Ravine along the coast south of Stinson Beach. Reservations are required for environmental campsites and the cabins.
Picnic table, food locker, BBQ, fire ring; no hook-ups
Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water
Attractions near Mount Tamalpais State Park Camping:
Hike the Steep Ravine Trail along Webb Creek. Watch for deer, bobcats, coyotes, raccoons, and gray foxes. Enjoy an astronomy program at the Mountain Theater. Join one of the ranger-guided hikes offered year-round. View the remnants of the Mount Tamalpais Scenic Railway.
Steep Ravine Environmental Campsites and Cabins
Environmental Campsites at Steep Ravine are located on an exposed marine terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The campground is about a mile south of Stinson Beach. Each of the 7 campsites has a picnic table, food locker, and fire pit. Water and restrooms are nearby.
The 9 rustic cabins are located nearby. Cabins are equipped with a small wood stoves, sleeping platforms, outdoor BBQs, and picnic tables. Restrooms are and water faucets are nearby.
For both environmental campsites and cabins no pets are allowed, only 1 vehicle per site, and no RVs or trailers.
Alice Eastwood Group Camp is located along the Panoramic Highway near Mountain Home Inn. The camp has two tents- only sites available for organized groups. One site can accommodate up to 25 people and 10 vehicles. The other site can accommodate up to 50 people and 15 vehicles. Check-in time is 2 PM and check-out is at noon.
Frank Valley Group Horse Camp is located off Muir Woods Road about a mile from Muir Beach. The camp can accommodate up to 25 people and 10 vehicles. The campground is for tents only, but one of the vehicles may be an RV (no longer than 31 feet). Amenities include tables, fire rings, drinking water, pit toilets, horse troughs, and corrals for up to 12 horses.