Description

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

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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.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
No. of sites
16
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

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking

While mount tamalpais is the birthplace of mountain biking it also offers unparalleled options for road bikers (not to mention...Read more

Fishing

If you bring your fishing gear to mt. tam, you could easily come home with dinner. lakes in the park have catches such as bass,...Read more

Hiking

There are more than 50 miles of trails within the park that connect to a much grander 200 mile trail system. the climb to the p...Read more

Horseback riding

Mount tamalpais is known for its beautiful views, and it can be even more beautiful when taken by horseback. given the right d...Read more

Climbing

Mount tamalpais is well suited for both novice and expert climbers. if you make it to the top, you won’t be disappointed - the...Read more

Wildlife watching

Mount tamalpais is a great place to see some of california’s wildlife . the park has more than 150 bird species along with dee...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Pantoll Campground.

Beach
Forest
Hot spring
Redwoods
Waterfall
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Hipcamper Sasha
Sasha C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 18th, 2015

Follow Old Mine Trail to the Easy Grade Trail for a *spectacular* place to watch the sunset. It takes less then 20 minutes to hit a spot with 270 degree views of the Bay Area and ocean.

Campsites #6 and #7 are spacious and adjacent to each other. If you can snag them both, you can fit a good-sized crew of friends here!
Hipcamper Andy
Andy Z.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 2nd, 2015

Perfect location for trail running in Mt Tam. 6.5 mile loop from here down to Stinson Beach via Matt Davis trail is a must - http://bit.ly/1by5cUD

Hipcamper Pierre
Pierre A.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 31st, 2015

We came by bike and enjoyed their bikers-and-hikers spot for only $5 per person. We shared the space with an old man who basically "hiked" from the bus stop.

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Hipcamper Nelson
Nelson M.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 23rd, 2015

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.

Hipcamper Caleb
Caleb D.
didn't provide a recommendation.
December 16th, 2015

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.

Making some coffee
Hipcamper Anthony
Anthony C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 23rd, 2015

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

after the fire started view from camp site 6 morning breakfast
Hipcamper Sal
Sal M.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 16th, 2015

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.

Hipcamper Tessara
Tessara H.
didn't provide a recommendation.
February 16th, 2016

This was such a beautiful and ideal spot to camp at. Super close to the beach (4 miles), and so many trails to go hiking! LOVED camping here.

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Hipcamper Amy
Amy B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 14th, 2016

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!

Park
Mount Tamalpais State Park
State
California
Phone Number
(415) 388-2070
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
37.904° N, 122.604° W
$25/night
Tent / Van: 16 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)