Sky Camp

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About Sky Camp

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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 Read more...
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.
Fires are allowed
Potable water is available
Pets are not allowed
  • Listing type: Public
  • No. of sites: 11
  • Phone: (415) 464-5100
  • Accessible by: Walk
  • Accommodation: Tent Only

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Hipcamper Bryn

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.

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Hipcamper Auntie

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

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Hipcamper Aja

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!

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Hipcamper Andy

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

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Hipcamper Sasha

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.

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Hipcamper Miho

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.

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Hipcamper Elizabeth

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.

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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
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Tent Only - Hike In: 9 Sites
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Tent Only - Group - Hike In: 1 Site