Description

1,025 feet up Mt. Wittenberg lies Sky Camp. The camp stays true to it’s name and offers spectacular panoramic views (after a “moderate" uphill hike from the Sky Trailhead of course). On a clear day you can see Point Reyes, Drakes Bay, and the Pacific Ocean. At Sky Camp, you are a ways away from the beach, but the definitely views make up for it. If you are keen to get to the Continue reading...
1,025 feet up Mt. Wittenberg lies Sky Camp. The camp stays true to it’s name and offers spectacular panoramic views (after a “moderate" uphill hike from the Sky Trailhead of course). On a clear day you can see Point Reyes, Drakes Bay, and the Pacific Ocean. At Sky Camp, you are a ways away from the beach, but the definitely views make up for it. If you are keen to get to the ocean, it is a steep 4 mile hike. There are a total of 11 sites and one big group site, which are equipped with a fire ring, and a picnic table. The sites are sprinkled among a nearby hillside, some in trees and others in the open. This camp is often overlooked in favor of camps closer to the beach, which makes it a great pick if you are in a bit of a time crunch.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
11
Access
Hike in (+10 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 25 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking

Another great way to see point reyes national seashore is via bicycle. the area provides a variety of off-road biking opportuni...Read more

Boating

For those of you who would rather travel on water than land, tomales beach is the perfect place to dock! here you can participa...Read more

Fishing

Point reyes is surrounded by the beautiful and abundant pacific ocean, making it a great spot for fishermen. over 130 differen...Read more

Hiking

The national seashore has about 150 miles of magnificent hiking trails to explore and run around. just check out some of the ...Read more

Horseback riding

With over 120 miles of trails that take you through forested mountain tops, grassy meadows, coastal scrub and miles of white sa...Read more

Paddling

Feel like playing with some seals or dipping your paddle into clean waters full of glowing bioluminescence ? well, this is th...Read more

Wind sports

Point reyes gets a significant amount of wind and is often a viable option for kiteboarding. just be sure to check up on the s...Read more

Surfing

Point reyes has some quality surfing options for the more intermediate-advanced surfer. there’s less crowds up here (i’m sure t...Read more

Swimming

Bass lake is located 2.8 (fairly easy) miles in from the parking lot at point reyes park. this popular swimming spot is warm (...Read more

Wildlife watching

Jutting 16 kilometers (10 miles) into the pacific ocean, the headlands of the point reyes peninsula offer one of the finest sp...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Sky Camp.

Beach
Cave
Forest
Lake
Waterfall
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Hipcamper Bryn
Bryn K.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 27th, 2015

If you ask me, this is the perfect mix between car camping and pack-in. It's about a 30 minute walk from the closest parking lot, so don't worry about bringing that extra bottle of wine. Keep in mind, there are often fire restrictions, and it can get cold.

The sunset view from our campgroundThis is about 3/4 of the way to the ocean from Sky Camp. Once you get through the forested area, you pop out onto an open landscape with incredible views. The hillside view from the 4 mile hike down to the ocean from Sky Camp
Hipcamper Auntie
Auntie B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 24th, 2015

awesome camping - we backpacked a longer trail but some people drive closer and bring down the coolers and ice. best sites 10 & 11 open to sun, views and less wet; 5-8 are in trees, cooler, wetter due to the cover, 1 no privacy, 3,4,10,11,12 are private

Hipcamper Aja
Aja P.
didn't provide a recommendation.
December 14th, 2015

Hands down, best Point Reyes Campground. Views? Check. Grills for your hotdogs and Duraflame cause you're a rule following fire ninja? Check. Tree cover in case of rain? Check. General lack of raccoon infestation? So far, check. Driving to the trailhead eats up 90% of the climb you'd otherwise have to do to scale Mt. Whittenberg. After a leisurely 2 mile hike to the site, you'll be blown away by the sunset over Point Reyes. Reservations are plentiful after peak season ends, but be prepared for shocking temperature variations. My favorite site was 7, nestled in the quiet pines. Sky Camp is an excellent choice for group camping, but don't expect privacy if you're on solo--if you've got chatty neighbors, best bet is to introduce yourself!

Hipcamper Andy
Andy Z.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 6th, 2015

Campsites 10 and 11 have the most privacy but campsite 1 and 2 have the best views.

Hipcamper Sasha
Sasha C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 18th, 2015

Campsites #3 and #4 have excellent views! Note that all the sites w/ ocean views are very private but quite small, so don't plan on fitting more than two 2-person tents.

Trail Mavens hiking up the Sky trail towards camp. Park rangers drive in on this trail to pick up trash and re-stock the bathroom, so it's more of a fire-road: wide, not too steep, and kid-friendly. I only saw a family tug a Radio Flyer full of gear up it!Sky Camp site #2. It's a group site, and there's easily room for 4-5 tents.
Hipcamper Miho
Miho T.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 8th, 2015

We camped in site 3, and it is a smaller site, but it was cozy. We squeezed in two 2 person tents, and one three person tent. The trees framed the ocean really nicely, and we still got the view that sites 1 & 2 enjoy. Nice shade, and great air. The only thing is be very conscious of leaving food, even for a little bit. Stealthy skunks and raccoon are all around. You can hear them rustling around your tent at night, too.

Hipcamper Andrew
Andrew P.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 13th, 2015

Amazing sunsets here with an easy hike in.

Downed tree on the hike in
Hipcamper Elizabeth
Elizabeth S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
December 1st, 2016

Tucked on the hillside, this 3 to 6 mile trek (depending on your route) isn't for the faint of heart (or legs). The views are stunning from the top.

A little yoga at Sky CampOne of the trails up to SkyBeautiful coastal viewsHitch hiking to Sky Camp
Hipcamper Ha
Ha M.
recommends this listing.
April 6th, 2017

it's a long hike to the site, so be sure to pack light or have a mule :)

Park
Point Reyes National Seashore
State
California
Phone Number
(415) 464-5100
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
38.041° N, 122.83° W
Unknown price
Tent Only - Hike In: 9 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)
Unknown price
Tent Only - Group - Hike In: 1 Site
(Up to 25 people per site)