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 and truck campers, trailers, RVs
58 sites
Up to 50 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


For bikers, the paved Cross Marin Trail bike path runs about three miles through the park, beginning near the entrance of the p...Read more


Hiking among the gargantuan Redwoods in Samuel P. Taylor, is a beautiful experience. There is an extensive network of hiking tr...Read more

Horseback riding

With over 2,700 wooded acres, Samuel P. Taylor is the perfect place to take on horseback . The park offers an equestrian camp...Read more

Wildlife watching

For nature lovers, there is a large variety of flowers and trees, including oak, tanoak, madrone, live oak, laurel and Douglas ...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Camp Taylor Area.

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Hipcamper Alex
Alex J.
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 M.
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.

Site 59Fits two vehicles, and a game of KubbSurrounded by giantsBeware of the creatures of the forest.
Hipcamper Mikey
Mikey M.
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.

View of site 59 from sidewalk to shower/restroom facilitiesSite 59 - view from walkway to shower/restroom facilities Front view of site 59Site 59 view from shower/restroom
Hipcamper Timothy
Timothy G.
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 P.
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 B.
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 R.
recommends this listing.
April 23rd, 2017

gets cold due to trees

Hipcamper Cynthia
Cynthia S.
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 M.
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!

Samuel P. Taylor State Park
United States
Phone Number
(415) 488-9897
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38.022° N, 122.736° W
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Equestrian - Group: 1 Site
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 29 Sites
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