Description

Hay everyone… Haypress Campground is sure to impress you! Not only are there no fees, but this flourishing green grassland is located in the secluded Tennessee Valley in the northern Marin headlands. We all know that the Marin headlands are drop-dead gorgeous, so come check it out! This is a great spot for some beginning backpacking experience!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
5
Access
Hike in (+10 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 4 people per site
No fires
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 Alex
Alex
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 17th, 2015

This isn't actually a first come first serve campsite - you have to make reservations with the Marin Headlands Visitor Center at 415-331-1540. We're headed there this weekend, super excited.

Hipcamper Sal
Sal
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 16th, 2015

This Place is Decent, It's a first come first serve campground that is accessible by a short 15min .8 mile walk from the parking lot. The camping is free as is the parking. Basically no Shade at the campsites and no fires allowed/ no fire rings but it's free.

Hipcamper Aja
Aja
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 29th, 2015

Haypress: my ol' reliable when the camping itch strikes but I don't want to drive too far to sleep under the stars. While there is no fee (and a yearly cap on visits), permits are required and can be obtained from the Marin Headlands Visitors Center. They're open til 4pm, but if you can't make it before they close they'll stick the permit in a little drop box outside for you to pick up. At the end of Tennessee Valley Road, you'll find a large parking lot (although this will overflow on the weekends). Follow the paved path .3 miles til you see a dirt track heading back into the hills. After about .6 miles you'll find a clean pit toilet and 5 comfortable sites, all of which are excellent base camps for adventures in the Headlands.

Hipcamper Scott
Scott
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 16th, 2016

Very accessible, with good access to beach and coastal trails. Subject to the marine layer more than most West Marin coastal locations due to its gradual grade down to the Pacific, so days that may be sunny in nearby Mill Valley many never clear at Haypress. I've twice seen bobcats along the trail to Haypress, so keep your eyes peeled.

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

Fires actually aren't allowed, that's wrong. Reservations are required.

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September 5th, 2018
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February 15th, 2018
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December 30th, 2017
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July 10th, 2017
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May 9th, 2017
Park
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
State
California
Phone Number
415-331-1540
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
37.86° N, 122.547° W
Free
Tent Only - Hike In: 5 Sites
(Up to 4 people per site)