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Camping: A Summer Must

We've selected our six favorite campsites in the county –– some with million-dollar views –– for just $20 a night. You won't find that rate at your local hotel.

Angel Island

What: Campsites are a mile-or-so hike from the dock –– a true private island.

Access: Angel Island Ferry, boat or kayak

Facilities: Pit toilets, food lockers, BBQ, picnic tables

Sites: 11

Water/Fires: Yes/No

Pets: No

Cost: $20 per night plus ferry

Kirby Cove

What: This is the spot for an under-the-Golden-Gate-Bridge view.

Access: Walk-in, 100 yards

Facilities: Pit toilets, picnic tables, food lockers, some car camping

Sites: 4

Water/Fires: No/Yes (in ring, bring wood)

Pets: No

Cost: $25 per night

Samuel P. Taylor

What: Easy camping right off Sir Francis Drake Boulevard.

Access: Drive-in, RVs OK

Facilities: Flush toilets, showers, picnic tables, BBQ, food lockers

Sites: 60

Water/Fires: Yes/Yes

Pets: Yes

Cost: $25 per night with one car, $6 extra car

China Camp

What: A historic Chinese fishing village in San Rafael with a beach.

Access: Walk-in or bike-in, 50-300 yards

Facilities: Flush toilets, showers, picnic tables, BBQ, snacks, beach, fishing

Sites: 30

Water/Fires: Yes/Yes (in rings)

Pets: Yes

Cost: $15 per night


What: This campsite sits at the intersection of nine popular trails.

Access: Walk-in, 100 yards

Facilities: Flush toilets, picnic tables, BBQ, food locker

Sites: 16

Water/Fires: Yes/Yes, wood available at site ($5)

Pets: Yes

Cost: $15 per night

Steep Ravine

What: Oceanfront cabins have been popular since the 1930s.

Access: Walk-in, 100 yards

Facilities: Outhouse toilets, fire pit, picnic tables, food locker, BBQ

Sites: 7

Water/Fires: Yes, nearby/Yes, woodstoves, wood ($8)

Pets: No

Cost: $100 per night for cabins, $15 per tent

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Welcome to Marin Magazine's Ultimate Summer Guide 2018

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