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We have the best Point Reyes camping spots for you to enjoy the beauty of this protected piece of land. Point Reyes National Seashore makes up most of the Point Reyes peninsula. It’s a veritable playground for outdoor adventurers. Point Reyes has something for everyone, from sandy beaches and stunning lighthouses to mysterious forests and rugged cliffs. Don’t plan your trip without checking out these top spots for Point Reyes camping.

The Best Point Reyes Camping Spots

Point Reyes Camping on The Dyrt

1. Coast Camp – Point Reyes NS

Coast Camp Campground - Point Reyes Camping

The Coast Campground at Point Reyes National Seashore is a seaside hike-in campground along Drakes Bay. The campground has tent sites with picnic tables, storage lockers, and vault toilets. It’s nestled in a grassy valley right off the beach. You have close access to the ocean, tidepools, and several hiking trails. Sculptured Beach is only a mile away, where you can build castles in the sand or enjoy the town’s cafes. You can reach the Coast Campground from the Laguna, Coast, Limantour, and Sky trailheads. Coast is a central campground with a variety of beachside activities. 





“Coast camp is a favorite getaway. In the Point Reyes National Seashore it is in a valley that is minutes from the beach. The beach offers tidepools close by as well as a great place for beach fire (permit needed). There are two routes to hike in. I prefer the longer Coast Trail (about half a mile longer) rather than the fireroad for it’s scenic beauty. The campsites go from surrounded by coyote brush to out in the open to secluded. I like the sites back in the valley as there is less wind or fog. That would be 13 and 14. There are miles of beach to explore, and you can continue along the coast trail to hike even farther.” – The Dyrt camper, MarinMaverick

Campground Details:

  • Price: $20-50
  • Number of sites: 14
  • RV sites: No
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: No

2. Wildcat Camp – Point Reyes NS

Wildcat Camp Campground

The Wildcat Campground at Point Reyes National Seashore is another beachside hike-in campground. It’s at the south end of Drakes Bay, on Wildcat Beach. The campground has tent sites with fire rings, storage lockers, potable water, and vault toilets. You’re right above the Beach, giving you unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean. You’re also near several scenic points, like Arch Rock and Abalone Point, and hiking trails. You can reach the Wildcat Campground from the Bear Valley, Five Brooks, and Palomarin trailheads. Wildcat is a great camping spot to explore the rugged Beach and beyond. 

“Really great site right next to the water and beach. The hike in is pretty easy and beautiful. We had fun making a fire on the beach at night. It’s pretty windy, so be prepared. Enough room for a big group of us and the remote location was perfect. Would do this again anytime! The site was very close to Alamere Falls, which was great.” – The Dyrt camper Madelyn G.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $20-50
  • Number of sites: 8
  • RV sites: No
  • Fires allowed: Yes 
  • Pets allowed: No

3. Glen Camp – Point Reyes NS

The Glen Campground at Point Reyes National Seashore is another forested hike-in campground. It’s the most secluded and quiet camping area in Point Reyes. The campground has tent sites with fire rings, storage lockers, and vault toilets. You’re set back in a wooded valley, protecting you from the coastal weather. It’s a great jumping-off point for hiking and wildlife viewing. You can reach the Glen Campground from the Bear Valley, Five Brooks, and Palomarin trailheads. Glen is a great place to get away for some rest and relaxation. 

“The campground is quiet, 12 sites arranged in the trees around a small bare field with toilets and a water faucet. When we visited, there was a notice that tap water had to be filtered. Most individual sites are well-screened by shrubs and trees. We saw lots of wildlife and the stargazing was first-rate, even though you could see the distant glow of civilization in the night sky. From Glen Camp, it’s an easy hike down to the spectacular Coast Trail.” – The Dyrt camper John B.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $20-50
  • Number of sites: 12
  • RV sites: No
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: No

4. Sky Camp – Point Reyes NS

Sky Camp Campground

The Sky Campground at Point Reyes National Seashore is a forested hike-in campground. It’s the most centrally located camping spot on Point Reyes, on the western side of Mt. Wittenberg. The campground has tent sites with picnic tables, storage lockers, potable water, and vault toilets. On a clear day, you can see Point Reyes and Drakes Bay. You’re at the epicenter of several hiking trails to scenic points and wildlife. You can reach the Sky Campground from the Bear Valley and Sky trailheads. Sky is a great place to experience all that Point Reyes has to offer. 

“With all the hiking available in the area this camp is a wonderful place to spend the night. It’s also a great place for the campers with less hiking experience as the nearest parking lot is 1.7 miles away. That said it is 1 mile up a gravel road (not overly steep but def up) then it levels out for the remaining .7 miles. Site 3 is quite secluded and can easily fit 3-4 tents nicely depending on size. For larger parties site 5 and 6 and 12 are nice and also very shaded.” – The Dyrt camper Cyrel T.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $20-50
  • Number of sites: 12
  • RV sites: No
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: No

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If you’re looking for a more accessible camping spot—that you don’t have to hike into—these are your best bets.

5. Lawson’s Landing

Lawson's Landing Campground - Point Reyes Camping

The Lawson’s Landing Campground is at the mouth of Tomales Bay, down the street from Dillon Beach. This spacious campground has an open layout, with reservable sites for tents and RVs. Amenities include picnic tables, waste stations, vault toilets, and a boathouse. You’re within walking distance of the Pacific Ocean and its sandy beaches. Play in the dunes, go for a swim, or try clam-digging. There’s a dock where you can rent a vessel or submerge your own. If you’ve never tried deep sea fishing, this is your chance to get started. Lawson’s Landing is an excellent site for Dungeness crab, perch, and striped bass. 

“The campground is mostly flat and grassy, with fire pits and picnic tables at the sites. One of the great features of this campground is that the camping area is separated from the beach/ocean by protective dunes. You can still hear the ocean, but it isn’t as loud and windy as it could be. As a kid, I’d spend all day playing in the dunes. We even found a kitten there once, who we ended up adopting and named “Dillon” after the beach! The beach is lovely, and not overcrowded. Great for beach combing when the tide is low. We often find sand dollars.” – The Dyrt camper Holland G.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $$45-58
  • Number of sites: 739
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes 
  • Pets allowed: Yes

6. Olema Campground

The Olema Campground is your destination for modern camping in Point Reyes. The campground is on the eastern edge of Point Reyes, with reservable sites for tents and RVs. There are several resort-style amenities to enjoy: full hookups, wifi, lawn games, flush toilets, showers, laundry, and more. You’re right next to 65,000 acres of pristine wilderness, brimming with wildlife and outdoor recreation. Hike or bike the trails down to Sculptured Beach, where you can enjoy a secluded afternoon surrounded by natural beauty. When you’re all beached out, take a short drive to Napa Valley and try some wine tasting. And when you get hungry, try your fishing chops in the Pacific at any number of nearby fishing docks.

“This place was perfect for our first trip in our new rv! Good level spots, water and electricity worked great. It’s close to some very nice restaurants. Easy drives to amazing beaches. Fresh oysters about 30 min away. So much more we could have done. Definitely planning another trip to Olema” – The Dyrt camper Travis C.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $40-65
  • Number of sites: 187
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

7. Pantoll Campground

Pantoll Campground

The Pantoll Campground is on the southern end of Point Reyes, in Mount Tamalpais State Park. The campground has first-come-first-served tent sites with fire rings, picnic tables, and flush toilets. If you can’t find a spot at Pantoll, check out nearby Bootjack Campground. You’re right next to some of the park’s best hiking trails. The Steep Ravine and Matt Davis trails take you down to Stinson Beach, where you can enjoy Bolinas Bay. Or hike the other direction, to the top of Mt. Tamalpais or Muir Woods National Monument. Pantoll brings you sweeping vistas, coastal scenery, roaming wildlife, and outdoor fun.  

“Basic camping sites. Very popular during the summer, so get there early to get a spot or you will have to go to another campground along the road. Also bring cash for camping/parking fees. The real draw here is to hike down to Muir Woods. And I mean down to Muir Woods. Save your energy for the hike back up. Absolutely worth it, though, for the gorgeous views.” – The Dyrt camper Jill F.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $25
  • Number of sites: 16
  • RV sites: No
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

 

Point Reyes is a great place to learn about coastal life and relax in the serenity of nature. Don’t miss out on these awesome Point Reyes camping spots.

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