Just off of Panoramic Highway in Mt. Tamalpais State Park, the Pantoll Campgrounds are about 100 yards from the parking area. Feeling wild? Try hiking up from the Matt Davis Hiking Trail to arrive by foot for some awesome Mount Tamalpais camping. Head out with your gear from the Stinson Beach Community Center to arrive at camp 1.5-2 hours later. The reward? Sites stacked with all the basics so you can get your s’more, sip, slouch, and sunset on, far (but not too far) from civilization. Campsites offer drinking water, firewood, and restrooms with flush toilets. No showers are available, but who needs ‘em.
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Great experience. Even though we arrived at 9:30AM on Saturday we were able to get one of then last available first come, first serve campsites. We stayed at the smallest site (#14), which is directly in the fog line, so we would recommend getting one of spots closer to the parking lot, to avoid getting wet feet :)
In the night, went to the mountain theater (Check the schedule) to listen to lecture about astronomy and had the chance to watch the stars afterwards, through one of the provided telescopes.
Pantoll is a great place to start various hikes including Stinson beach and Muir woods. On Saturdays and Sundays 9:30AM they have guided hikes too.
For hikers and bikers they always have an extra spot.
A nice site within 30 minutes of San Francisco. We headed up there Friday after work and had no problem getting a site, though it was early December and a low of 40°F, so I didn't expect there to be too many people there.
Bring $25 cash per night to put in the box. You have to put a tag in your car so they know whether you've paid or not.
The sites are very close together. Not much privacy.
Each site has a fire ring and a little cabinet to put wood and stuff in. You can purchase firewood from the person in the RV at the bottom of the parking lot if the office is closed.
love our campsite we called and the ranger said to get 6 which we did he also said 11 and 16 are good. the rangers are so nice and helpful if you need any help call them beforehand trust me and be ready to carry all your stuff to the campsite have fun
Very Popular spot to camp, as it is first come first serve there are people showing up as early as 6:30AM to secure a campsite on the weekends in summer time so show up early. It's $25 a night and it can be tough to find parking between 10Am-4PM during summer.
We had a great weekend here! The sites are perfectly located for some great hiking down into Muir Woods or up to Mount Tam's peak. We arrived Thursday afternoon since it was a long weekend and we wanted to be sure to get a spot - we were the first ones there and had our pick. The sites are sort of close together and not far from the road, but still great bang for your buck. Will come back!