Rolled into this campground with no reservations The campground was pretty much empty. Park ranger Lynsey was great to work with after a long drive. The camp spots were pretty clean despite people being disrespectful to the park. I stayed in lot 44 which backed up to the beautiful forest. Great place to stay
This spot off the 1 in Marin County is gorgeous. You’re close to the beach, but deep enough in the redwoods to get your fill on the forests within the Bay Area. I highly recommend this spot and the sites here are coveted so make reservations if you can! There are also no lotteries here.
Beautiful trees and wonderful California charm. The campsites were decently located. Above the Mendocino coast the mornings are wet and Cold. Loved this place
HUGE redwoods and lovely campsites (not a huge place) there are a few RV sites and a couple of group sites and several day use sites. these is an 8 mile bike trail to Olema. this park also has a tiny outdoor ampitheatre. must book early- this campground does fill up.
I loved the quaint feel of our campsite. The only downside was that the main road runs alongside the grounds. Our site was small but my eyes were pleased by how it looked. Site had a fire ring, picnic table, and a stone grill. The grounds had running water, flush toilets and quarter showers.
Camped here at night and explored point reyes during the day.
Camp sites include fire ring and flattened areas with picnic table. Fresh water is available, as well as, bathrooms and showers. Nice level sites for RVs. Great Verizon and AT&T cell service.
It is amazing that you only have to drive an hour from San Francisco to truly feel like you are getting away from it all. The trees are spectacular, and there is running water near some of the sites. The only reason why I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is because the sites are a bit small, and can feel like you are camping with your neighbor. Also, some of the sites are near the road, so you can hear cars going past, luckily, it's not a big problem at night. Besides that, there are some very enjoyable, moderately easy, hikes that start very close to the campground.
Went to Sam Taylor because it wasn't too far away from San Francisco - it was a surprisingly great area! Thanks to Questival for forcing us to get out!
Ranger was so nice and the site was clean and beautiful!
We stayed 4 nights in site 23. It is on a seperate small stub street with 4 other sites. 21, 23,24,and 25 are all awesome sites. 22 is ok but not as good as the other 4. These 5 sites are all great for car camping. Other sites in the park require parallel parking and a short hike with gear. The redwoods and other foliage provide a ton of shade and are beautiful. The creek is fun for kids to play in, but there are only a few good access points. The campground earns only 3 stars because of the lack of maintenance. For the price of $35 per night, we expected better maintenance of the restrooms. We paid less than half of that price in Arizona and got impeccable restrooms and showers. At Samuel Taylor, there is no soap in the soap dispensers and there are no hand dryers. The showers are supposed to cost money for hot water, which is crazy at the price paid per site, but fortunately the ones we used must have been broken because we got hot water without putting quarters in. Even the rangers we talked to mentioned that many of the showers we broken and would work without money. The campground has a big racoon problem. The first night we were fine with our garbage tied up but the other nights the raccoons got through the 3 mil bags. The last night they even managed to open our cooler and get some food out of it. This is another California state campground that has so much promise but fails to deliver. They should take notes from Arizona on how to do it right.