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The 20 best camping spots near San Francisco, California.

From mountains to the ocean to spectacular views of the city, camping near San Francisco has it all.

Old Tennis Court Yurt Camp
Nic
Nic: The Old Tennis Court Yurt was excellent and is definitely somewhere I will be coming back to. The...
Bunker Bay and River view
Vanessa
Vanessa: The Bunker Bay and River campgrounds at the Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve offers such a fun...
Camping near San Francisco gives you hundreds of options, each with its own unique features. Travel about 8 miles north to the Marin Headlands and enjoy camping with occasional views of Golden Gate Bridge. Find a multitude of camping options available via public transportation including train, bus, or ferry and grab a weeknight micro-adventure to Mare Island Preserve or Angel Read more...
Camping near San Francisco gives you hundreds of options, each with its own unique features. Travel about 8 miles north to the Marin Headlands and enjoy camping with occasional views of Golden Gate Bridge. Find a multitude of camping options available via public transportation including train, bus, or ferry and grab a weeknight micro-adventure to Mare Island Preserve or Angel Island Park. Adventurous campers wanting an activity-filled trip choose from rock climbing, caving, and horseback riding at the 22,000 acre Mount Diablo State Park. Plan far in advance for a visit to Steep Ravine Cabins and Campground and relax in one of the cliff-side cabins overlooking the ocean. Campers don't have to leave San Francisco to feel close to nature. Set up camp in Rob Hill and find a peaceful oasis in the heart of the city. Whether you prefer to stay close by, head to the ocean, or find a quiet space among the redwoods, San Francisco has something to offer campers of all levels.
Steep Ravine Cabins and Campground
Ryan
Ryan: -Cabins 7/8 closest to water. -Has cell service there so it's good for coordinating groups, can still...
Whiskey Ranch
Sabrina
Sabrina: Whiskey ranch is perfect for animal lovers looking for an amazing glamping experience! My boyfriend...
The Presidio was established in 1776 as a fortified village by the Spanish. It was used as a military post by the U.S. Army until 1994.
Vista History Garden Yurt
Madison
Madison: This is one of my favorite Hipcamp properties, hands-down. It's perfect for a midweek adventure, being...
Creekside Camp
Jarrett
Jarrett: This was a great getaway from the city! We really enjoyed the ranch and our campsite. The owners are...
Campers at Kirby Cove can see the Golden Gate Bridge up close. It was painted International Orange to increase its visibility in fog.
Kirby Cove Campground
Jason
Jason: Site #1 is the most scenic by far. Views of the city, bay, and Golden Gate Bridge from your tent &...
Camp Taylor Area
Alex
Alex: Sites 2-17 all have a frustratingly clear view of the major roadway Frances Drake Blvd, would...
Angel Island State Park sits on the bay's largest island. Today it is only reached by boat, but visitors once could walk to it at low tide.
Wildcat Camp
Oshie
Oshie: Sites 1-3AB are most exposed to neighbors but closest to bathroom. Sites 5-7 are the small but offers...
Angel Island Campground
Julie
Julie: After living in SF for over 4 years, I finally made it to Angel Island... on a Wednesday! Booking a...
At Mount Diablo State Park, campers can see as far as Half Dome in Yosemite on a sunny day from the peak of 3,864 foot Mount Diablo.
Treehouse at Swallowtail Studio
Madison
Madison: I don’t typically use the word “magical,” but there’s no better word to describe this property. It’s...
Sky Camp
Bryn
Bryn: If you ask me, this is the perfect mix between car camping and pack-in. It's about a 30 minute walk...
Coast Camp
Kiran
Kiran: Remember that this is a hike-in site, so you'll be a couple miles away from your car. Pack really only...
Huckleberry Campground
Pol
Pol: Very nice campground. Hike-in spots are just like 100 yards from the the parking spot. Bathrooms are...
Rolling Hills
Greg
Greg: What an amazing place to boondock! I camped here two nights in a field that overlooked a valley...
Tomales Bay
Sasha
Sasha: Definitely make sure you leave early in the day. The wind picks up around noon, which (if you're...
Redwood Camp
Laura
Laura: This is a gem of a campsite. The road getting down to the valley could be rough, but walking in would...
Treehouse Magic Grove
Madison
Madison: I don’t typically use the word “magical,” but there’s no better word to describe this property. It’s...
M.C.C. Redwood Ring
Shelly
Shelly: Beautiful spot, friendly and accomodating hosts. Short but STEEP slope up to the sites, be prepared!...
Eagle's Nest Treehouse Farmstay
Alyssa
Alyssa: The Eagle's Nest is a magical place. Perched high in the trees, this is an amazing place to relax,...