Description

It sure is nice to be so dang close to the ocean! Wildcat Camp is located in an open meadow that is just a hop, skip and jump away from the mighty Pacific Ocean. Another great thing about Wildcat is that it’s also the closest camp to Alamere Falls (remember that dream you had of a waterfall emptying out onto the beach? Yep, well that’s real and it’s called Alamere)! The hike is Continue reading...
It sure is nice to be so dang close to the ocean! Wildcat Camp is located in an open meadow that is just a hop, skip and jump away from the mighty Pacific Ocean. Another great thing about Wildcat is that it’s also the closest camp to Alamere Falls (remember that dream you had of a waterfall emptying out onto the beach? Yep, well that’s real and it’s called Alamere)! The hike is an easy 2-miler along the beach, just make sure you mind the tides! It’s also the most popular campground in Point Reyes, so if you’re trying to camp here on a weekend, planning WAY in advance is a good choice. We hear that campsites #4 & #5 are the bees knees (this is a good thing). The best way to get to Wildcat Camp is a 5.5 mile hike on the Palomarin Trailhead and it just so happens to be one of the nicest stretches of trail in Northern California! You’re seriously going to dig this place. As we said, this coastline is MIGHTY, so make sure to bring proper wind protection
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
7
Access
Hike in (+10 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 6 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 Wildcat Camp.

Beach
Cave
Forest
Lake
Waterfall
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Hipcamper Oshie
Oshie M.
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 19th, 2015

Sites 1-3AB are most exposed to neighbors but closest to bathroom. Sites 5-7 are the small but offers the most seclusion.

Wildcat Campground map sign
Hipcamper Courtney
Courtney B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 25th, 2015

Great place to backpack if you're a beginner. There's also potable water (usually) at the campground so you don't have to haul it. Be sure to bring a filter just in case. Campsite 7 is amazing but can be hard to find when the mustard flowers are blooming!

Sleep to the sound of crashing waves!View from campsite 7
Hipcamper Hipcamper
Hipcamper.
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 11th, 2015

Great for backpacking beginners. It's only a 5-6 mile hike in and trails are super well marked.

Hipcamper Hipcamper
Hipcamper.
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 24th, 2015

What a campground! It's only a 1-mile hike from Alameer Falls. I highly recommend eating lunch at the top!

Hipcamper Alex
Alex H.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 28th, 2015

Site 7 is the closest to the path that leads to the beach. The only time you'll really see people is heading to the bathroom/water.

Hipcamper Alex
Alex H.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 28th, 2015

Bring a fishing pole! Caught my biggest Surfperch and Surf Smelt here!

Hipcamper Matthew
Matthew G.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 22nd, 2015

Great beach access at this campground, be careful in the surf. Can be exceptionally damp (duh!).

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

Great place for beginners. This was our first backpacking trip and it was wonderful. Great views, potable water, nice hike.

Site #6Wildcat Camp
Hipcamper Callie
Callie R.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 24th, 2015

My favorite spot. Gorgeous campsite, easy hike in, close to Alamere. They provide grills at each campsite, just remember to bring some charcoal. Ask for a beach fire permit (driftwood) when you check it, not always available.

Early morning fog on the beach.Beach right next to the campsite.Gorgeous moon over the hills.Wildcat Camp
Park
Point Reyes National Seashore
State
California
Phone Number
(415) 464-5100
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
View Website
Coordinates
37.971° N, 122.791° W
Unknown price
Tent Only - Hike In: 7 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)