Description

High up in the Gerbode Valley is the remote Hawk Camp… The best place to get away from the city. Watch the fog roll through the hill from atop Hawk Hill, or make like a bobcat up the Bobcat trail. This is definitely the place to go for backpacking. P.S. it’s free!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
3
Access
Hike in (+10 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 4 people per site
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking

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Boating

Stow Lake, in Golden Gate park, is a great spot for inexperienced boaters. Cruising around this lake is truly a joy ride, as th...Read more

Fishing

Recreational anglers in this area can (with a little patience and some good bait) expect to catch things like brown smoothhound...Read more

Hiking

Golden Gate National Recreation area is huge! Whatever you are looking for in a national park, chances are Golden Gate National...Read more

Horseback riding

Trails near Golden Gate at Fort Funston offer an amazing place to ride horseback.

Paddling

Paddling at the Golden Gate is one of the most spectacular experiences you can have in California. Let your stoke levels build ...Read more

Wind sports

Crissy Field shoreline is a popular spot for kiteboarding. Why, you ask? Well, because it’s rad (and boasts some ridiculous vi...Read more

Surfing

Ever heard of Ocean Beach? It’s a massive expanse of coastline that happens to also have some world class breaks (on the right ...Read more

Wildlife watching

Don’t let the urban feel of Golden Gate fool you – there is plenty of wildlife to see here. Be on the lookout for animals su...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Hawk Camp Campground.

Beach
Forest
River, stream or ...
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Hipcamper Andy
Andy Z.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 13th, 2015

The campground as a whole is the most secluded campground in the Marin Headlands. However, the three spots in this campground have little to no privacy from each other.

Hipcamper Bryan
Bryan W.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 19th, 2015

You can reserve a site one month in advance by calling the visitor center. The site is free but only one tent per site. The hike is short(2.5mi from Tennessee trailhead parking lot) but most of it is uphill with no shade. The last 100 meter or so is a steep uphill. There's no water at the site so you'll have to bring enough for the hike to/from plus cooking. The lowest site has a great view of the headlands and you can see parts of San Francisco. The upper two sites are less secluded(you can see directly from tent to tent) and the trees block the view a bit more. All in all Hawk camp is pretty cool but definitely prepare for a tough uphill hike.

Hipcamper Auntie
Auntie B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 24th, 2015

Hip camp is wrong ( as with many many camp sites) and they do take reservations, & the sites are free! only 3 spots, the first lower one is under tree cover which makes it a bit wetter and cooler but is most private. no water, one port a potty, bear lockers

Hipcamper Alex
Alex W.
didn't provide a recommendation.
January 22nd, 2016

closed til April!

Hipcamper Malorie
Malorie L.
didn't provide a recommendation.
December 4th, 2017

3-4 mile uphill hike, requires reservations, and does NOT allow fires

Hipcamper Steve C.
recommends this listing.
August 11th, 2018
Hipcamper Brent B.
recommends this listing.
August 5th, 2018
Hipcamper Jonathan P.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
May 10th, 2017
Park
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
State
California
Phone Number
415-331-1540
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
View Website
Coordinates
37.853° N, 122.521° W
Free
Tent Only - Hike In: 3 Sites
(Up to 4 people per site)