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The best camping near San Rafael, California.

Explore the San Francisco Bay, Pacific waves, and Sonoma Valley all in one San Rafael weekend.


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Andy
Andy: Stunning views from the top of the hill. It's a bit of an adventure to get here (make s...
This is the property. Most campsites are located along the path.
Zen Mountaintop Retreat: Pine Cove
Zen Mountaintop Retreat: Pine Cove
Zen Mountaintop Retreat: Pine Cove
Zen Mountaintop Retreat: Pine Cove
Seb
Seb: This property is located in the beautiful Santa Cruz mountains, some 70 miles south of ...
When it comes to camping options, San Rafael takes the cake. Start at the rocky shores of the Pacific Ocean with the Point Reyes National Seashore and the coastline of Marin County, where you can set up camp atop the bluffs or within walking distance of the beach. Head inland toward Sonoma County wine country and you'll find Mount Wittenberg. Hike or ride your horse up to the Read more...
When it comes to camping options, San Rafael takes the cake. Start at the rocky shores of the Pacific Ocean with the Point Reyes National Seashore and the coastline of Marin County, where you can set up camp atop the bluffs or within walking distance of the beach. Head inland toward Sonoma County wine country and you'll find Mount Wittenberg. Hike or ride your horse up to the top to enjoy expansive views of the ocean, and then head down to the beach to roll down the sand dunes and splash in the waves. At Mount Tamalpais State Park, you can rent historic cabins that balance right over the waves for immediate beach access. Just outside Petaluma, you can stay in an actual treehouse, high up in a tall eucalyptus grove. From this magical camping spot in Sonoma County, you're in prime position to enjoy winery visits, hot air ballooning, and quick trips to San Francisco. Yurts, ranches, tipis and cabins abound, all within easy reach of San Rafael.
Billion-Dollar View in Gods Country
Billion-Dollar View in Gods Country
Billion-Dollar View in Gods Country
Billion-Dollar View in Gods Country
Billion-Dollar View in Gods Country
Andy
Andy: Stunning views from the top of the hill. It's a bit of an adventure to get here (make s...
View is visIble from your site.
Your site.
Vehicle Camping with Priceless View
Vehicle Camping with Priceless View
The city lights at night.
Lux
Lux: This site is suitable for vehicle camping or BYO tent if you want a site you can park...
San Rafael ranks in the top 10 of the U.S. when it comes to the number of people who walk or bike to work.
Zen Mountaintop Retreat: Lower Hill
Zen Mountaintop Retreat: Lower Hill
Zen Mountaintop Retreat: Lower Hill
Zen Mountaintop Retreat: Lower Hill
Zen Mountaintop Retreat: Lower Hill
Tenaya
Tenaya: The view is wonderful as was our host, Lux. It is a friggin long drive to get there (4...
Zen Mountaintop Retreat: SkyPark
Zen Mountaintop Retreat: SkyPark
Zen Mountaintop Retreat: SkyPark
Zen Mountaintop Retreat: SkyPark
Zen Mountaintop Retreat: SkyPark
Lux
Lux: This listings is for our deluxe site suitable for 3 tents. You can book the Gemini Site...
Magellan first gave the Pacific the name 'mar pacifico,' meaning peaceful sea, in 1521.

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Zen Mountaintop Retreat: Stars Site
Zen Mountaintop Retreat: Stars Site
Zen Mountaintop Retreat: Stars Site
Zen Mountaintop Retreat: Stars Site
Zen Mountaintop Retreat: Stars Site
Rachel
Rachel: Note that the views on the listing of the mountains are *not* from where the tent site ...
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The campsite is just within that treeline.
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Nemo Equipment has awesome tents.
Redwood Camp
Redwood Camp
97% 226 Responses
$90/night
Jacqueline
Jacqueline: I'm a little hesitant to write this review because this place is a gem, and it's alread...
The striking Marin County Civic Center in San Rafael was the last building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Top of the rock makes for an ideal view
The view from Chanslor Ranch
Pack in all your camp gear!
Tipi Rock
Perfect spot to watch the sunrise or sunset.
Teton Rock
96% 57 Responses
$56/night
Conor
Conor: Amazing stay. Great hosts.
Top o' the mornin' on top o' the mountain.
On the first plateau on the trail, lovely hill views.
Summit is a great trail for backpacking-savvy dogs.
Pack it in, pack it out.
One last cup before setting off.
Summit at Chanslor
96% 14 Responses
$56/night
Natalia
Natalia: Chanslor Ranch is one of our favorite locations to get away. Summit is a breathtaking c...
About 30 percent of San Rafael's land is devoted to parks, including China Camp State Park.
Camp spot
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Salamanders are all over the property!
Absolutely stunning view of the Pacific
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Redtail Point
97% 48 Responses
$56/night
Maggie
Maggie: We ended up switching campsites and camped at Shelter Rock instead. This was a really g...
Dinner is ready!
Creekside Camp
forest van lodging
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Creekside Camp
94% 263 Responses
$90/night
Jarrett
Jarrett: This was a great getaway from the city! We really enjoyed the ranch and our campsite. T...
Mission San Rafael was founded in 1817 and originally used as a hospital rather than a full-fledged mission.
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The bath is pretty much one of the most amazing features of the property. The sink is so cute and outdoor showers are just amazing.
Letting in the light
Glamping @ Big Mesa Farmstead
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Kelly
Kelly: Wow! Big Mesa Farmstead is absolutely amazing. You can not beat the proximity to SF, ye...
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Our view from our site. Photo by Vanessa Lamb.
Sunset view over Mt. Tam, only 2 minutes from the bunker.
Walking to a sunset viewpoint.
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Madison
Madison: This is definitely the most private site on Mare Island because it can't be accessed by...
The wagon is a short walk or drive from the visitor's center.
Water and cookware provided
That vieewwww
Cozy Caravan Style Tinyhouse Camp
Mini bay windows and twinkly lights <3
Bethany
Bethany: The caravan is adorable and cozy. It's small, but the bed folds into a love seat, so it...
Truly a hidden gem!
Hidden Ravine.
The tunnel to secrets.
Lots of great cycling, and other activities near Chanslor
Setting up our tent in this perfect secluded site
Hidden Ravine
95% 65 Responses
$67/night
Daniel
Daniel: Hidden Ravine is perfect for couples or solo campers. Even with other camping areas nea...
Here's the campsite in the field near the visitor center
Each campsite is simply carved out of the grass by our mowing team. Still pretty private and very quiet!
Great egrets may still be on their nests or traveling in the evening sky over your camp
The Navy's oldest cemetery in the Pacific is in our Preserve. Guided tours are given by our Cemetery docent, Saturday, August 11 at 12noon and 1:00pm
Our visitor center is in a 1934 bomb storage magazine. Weird. Cool! You'll camp nearby
Myrna
Myrna: Camp with us at the Mare Island Preserve during our annual Mare Faire and Fennel Fest,...
Nestled between the rocks
Growth on Shelter Rock
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Camp snacks
BBQ and a View...
Shelter Rock
95% 64 Responses
$67/night
Will
Will: A little windy the night we stayed but loved the site for a casual overnighter!
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Julie hangin' on the lawn with some highly entertaining books.
Treehouse at Swallowtail Studio
Swing underneath the treehouse and check out the cattle across the way.
Sunrise hike at Helen Putnam Regional Park, only a 2-minute drive down the road.
Madison
Madison: I don’t typically use the word “magical,” but there’s no better word to describe this p...
View from above
The last bit of Milky Way over our tent. Great way to close out the viewing season.
Setting up camp
Marley loves Miwok!
Nothing better than waking up to the sound of rain on the hammock tarp
Vale Site
90% 31 Responses
$67/night
Tiffany
Tiffany: Miwok was a fantastic spot! Large open area great for groups or the solo camper. This w...