Laura F.
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2018

Back Ranch Meadows Campground - Peaceful camping in Marin County

This walk-in campground is part of China Camp State Park. Only 33 tent-only sites! Wheeled totes can be borrowed to haul your gear up some little hills to your campsite under oak and bay trees. Some sites are along a level trail. Very peaceful midweek.There is shade. Lots of wildlife! A coyote walked right by us. Brave raccoons. Yellow jackets are pesky. Quarter showers! Trees for hammocks.

China Camp was a Chinese shrimp fishing community. You can hike there from the campground (8 miles round trip) and see spectacular views of the bay and its marshlands. Trail is shared with mountain bikes and horses. Snack bar is open on weekends. Swim in the bay. Brr. Lots of picnic areas.

Amazingly, this campground is just minutes from Marin or San Rafael but you feel far away from civilization.

SiteSite 25 with a view of the North Bay but had to haul gear up a trail.

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