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
Beach
Forest
River, stream or creek
Cave
Desert
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
Surfing
Wildlife watching
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
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Hipcamper Andy
Andy
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
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
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
didn't provide a recommendation.
January 22nd, 2016

closed til April!

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

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

Hipcamper Steve
recommends this listing.
August 11th, 2018
Hipcamper Brent
recommends this listing.
August 5th, 2018
Hipcamper Jonathan
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)