Description

When it comes to camping at Samuel P Taylor, this is really the main event. More than 50 campsites with restrooms, hot pay showers and piped drinking water are scattered along a trail that runs between a redwood grove, creekside, and orchard trail. Group campsites are also available across the road, which can hold 25 or 50 people, and wifi is available if you absolutely can’t Continue reading...
When it comes to camping at Samuel P Taylor, this is really the main event. More than 50 campsites with restrooms, hot pay showers and piped drinking water are scattered along a trail that runs between a redwood grove, creekside, and orchard trail. Group campsites are also available across the road, which can hold 25 or 50 people, and wifi is available if you absolutely can’t miss watching Game of Thrones(which we totally understand).
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
58
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 50 people per site
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Showers available
Picnic table available
Forest
Redwoods
Beach
Cave
Desert
Hot spring
Lake
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
Wildlife watching
Boating
Fishing
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
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Hipcamper Alex
Alex
didn't provide a recommendation.
January 19th, 2015

Sites 2-17 all have a frustratingly clear view of the major roadway Frances Drake Blvd, would recommend staying away if you're trying to escape into nature for peace and quiet. Hard to ignore the constant hum of passing cars and shouts of passing cyclists.

Hipcamper Julie
Julie
didn't provide a recommendation.
January 20th, 2015

Stayed at site 59, which was nicely tucked in the back of the park, though next to the restrooms which can be a plus or minus. It was a plus! Pretty quiet when we went, and explored a few trails connected to the campground which were rad. Site had plenty of space for glamping, enough so that we were able to setup and play Kubb.

Would definitely go back, it was a easy retreat from the city for the weekend, and greatly shortens the drive to Bolinas if you want to get a few early bird surfing sessions in without driving from the city. The recipe for the best weekend can be found here, and looks a little like this: Surf > Camp > Repeat.

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Hipcamper Mikey
Mikey
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 20th, 2016

We camped at site 59, which was close to a restroom and trash, which was a plus for us. This site was large enough for a camper van. Make sure to bring quarters for the shower facility! Showers and bathrooms were very clean. Sites are a little close together.

I would avoid sites with low numbers, as they are close to the roadway and the sound could be distributing, especially at night.

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Hipcamper Timothy
Timothy
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 15th, 2016

I didn't have a reservation, but walked up on a Monday, so there were plenty of vacant sites. Couldn't check in till 2pm as a walk up.
Stayed in site #54. Cozy little spot, with a clear view of the sky. There are other sites relatively close, but for the most part you feel secluded.
You could for sure tetris 2 tents into the space.
Ranger sells wood for $8 a bundle and there's a small store just down the road in case you forget anything.
I paid $35 for the night.
2 separate run-ins with said Raccoons so hide yo kids hide yo wives!

Hipcamper Ze
Ze
doesn't recommend this listing.
June 16th, 2017

Don't go unless you can get a mostly private spot. Most tent spots are not private and when we were there some lady walked her screaming baby around the park at 3:00 a.m. until the Rangers told her to get it together already.

Hipcamper Stephanie
Stephanie
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 17th, 2015

While dogs are allowed, they are not permitted on any of the real hiking trails. We stayed at #17 - prob the worst site. It has a road on 3 sides so there was no privacy and constant foot/bicycle/traffic. The provided lockers & heavy-duty pic tables were great

Hipcamper sarah
sarah
recommends this listing.
April 23rd, 2017

gets cold due to trees

Hipcamper Cynthia
Cynthia
recommends this listing.
July 6th, 2017

Got to like being around other campers and not mind being close to a road. Still, it's beautiful!

Hipcamper Julian
Julian
recommends this listing.
September 23rd, 2017

I biked in. Gorgeous separate hiker/biker spot with sounds of the water as you sleep. Stop at the store at Lagunitas for treats!

Park
Samuel P. Taylor State Park
State
California
Phone Number
(415) 488-9897
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
38.022° N, 122.736° W
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