Description

After being closed for 40 years, the Bootjack Campground was recently renovated and reopened for premiere Mount Tamalpais camping. Bootjack sits in an awesome location, right at the junction of the Matt Davis and Bootjack trails. Explore the miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking, stop by the railroad museum, check out the spring Mountain Play in the stone amphitheater, Continue reading...

After being closed for 40 years, the Bootjack Campground was recently renovated and reopened for premiere Mount Tamalpais camping. Bootjack sits in an awesome location, right at the junction of the Matt Davis and Bootjack trails. Explore the miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking, stop by the railroad museum, check out the spring Mountain Play in the stone amphitheater, or get star-struck in the monthly astronomy programs. The 15 available campsites offer drinking water, firewood, and restrooms with flush toilets. Keep in mind there are no showers available after your day of adventure.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
No. of sites
15
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
Beach
Forest
Hot spring
Redwoods
Waterfall
Cave
Desert
Lake
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Climbing
Wildlife watching
Boating
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Snow sports
Surfing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
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Hipcamper Ryan
Ryan
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 12th, 2015

Bring cash! Payment is self service via an envelope drop. It was $25 / night. An extra $8 for additional vehicles. No firepits. They have these vintage stove things for a fire. Cool to look at, not as fun or warm as a firepit.

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Hipcamper Austin
Austin
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 9th, 2015

Very nice trails and scenery. Also it is only a short drive to Stinson beach which has a dog friendly side. You can check in as early as the spots open and they fill up fast on weekends. Neg: Camping spots are close and sometimes loud neighbors. LOTS OF WASPS

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

I stayed one night at site #15 and sunrise - sunset the wasps were almost unbearable. Once the sun is down they all go away and it is just perfect!

Hipcamper Anna
Anna
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 9th, 2015

Great spot for hikers - the site is an intersection for a handful of major trails. Recommend heading up to East Peak for some ass kicking & great views!

Hipcamper Margaret
Margaret
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 30th, 2016

Beautiful campground. LOADED WITH WASPS which makes cooking is impossible at the campground during daylight hours. It's a great spot to stay if you plan to be gone sunrise to sunset. An amazing hike down to Stinson Beach and back is just a few feet away.

Hipcamper Madison
Madison
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 9th, 2016

Bootjack is a short drive from the city and dog-friendly. The campground is really pretty; nestled in the side of a mountain along a river. But the individual sites are really close together.

Lots of trails nearby, like Matt Davis, so this is a prime spot for hikers and long-distance trail runners. We showed up midmorning on a Saturday and got our pick of the campsites. There's a grill and stone stove, but neither come close to a fire pit. You can get firewood at the Pantoll Campground a half-mile away--cash-only.

Hipcamper Pierre
Pierre
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 8th, 2016

You can buy firewood from Pantoll Campground just nearby, for $8 a bundle. Campsite number 10 is the most secluded, all the way up the mountain from the parking lot. It's a peaceful and well maintained campground, I would go again!

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Hipcamper Xanthe
Xanthe
recommends this listing.
February 19th, 2017

It's hard to beat a quiet morning here. Bring your binoculars so you can pick out the peaks of San Francisco peeking out above the morning fog that lines the city. It's quite the view.

Hipcamper Wendy
Wendy
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 10th, 2017

Tried camping here over the weekend. I read that it is first come, first served. So I left early, driving from Sacramento, and arrived at 10am. There were only a couple sites left. I didn't realize I'd be hiking my gear up a hill from a parking lot and had packed heavy stuff (cooler, big tent, etc). I also didn't realize how quickly the sites get taken by Bay Area folks. I had called the ranger station at Pantoll and a gentleman there said if I arrived by noon, I would get a spot. This just isn't the case. Also, the weather forecast was way off. High was supposed to be 76, but it was 93. Plus, it's very crowded. I paid for 2 nights, but ended up leaving on the 2nd day. Definitely not my fave place.

Park
Mount Tamalpais State Park
State
California
Phone Number
(415) 388-2070
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
37.911° N, 122.6° W
$25/night
Tent / Van: 15 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)