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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...
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
Cabin provided
Bethany
Bethany: The caravan is adorable and cozy. It's small, but the bed folds into a love seat, so it...
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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...
tent forest people
The campsite is just within that treeline.
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Nemo Equipment has awesome tents.
tent people campfire
Redwood Camp
97% 249 Responses
$90/night
Jacqueline
Jacqueline: I'm a little hesitant to write this review because this place is a gem, and it's alread...
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.
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
95% 71 Responses
$56/night
Conor
Conor: Amazing stay. Great hosts.
Camp spot
coffee food
Salamanders are all over the property!
Absolutely stunning view of the Pacific
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Redtail Point
97% 53 Responses
$56/night
Maggie
Maggie: We ended up switching campsites and camped at Shelter Rock instead. This was a really g...
Magellan first gave the Pacific the name 'mar pacifico,' meaning peaceful sea, in 1521.

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Bud
Bud: Elizabeth was super chill and a welcoming host. The farm is beautiful and self sustaine...
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
96% 68 Responses
$67/night
Daniel
Daniel: Hidden Ravine is perfect for couples or solo campers. Even with other camping areas nea...
The striking Marin County Civic Center in San Rafael was the last building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Dinner is ready!
Creekside Camp
forest van lodging
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Creekside Camp
94% 297 Responses
$90/night
Jarrett
Jarrett: This was a great getaway from the city! We really enjoyed the ranch and our campsite. T...
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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
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This garden is unbelievable at sunset.
Canvas tent provided
Kelly
Kelly: Wow! Big Mesa Farmstead is absolutely amazing. You can not beat the proximity to SF, ye...
About 30 percent of San Rafael's land is devoted to parks, including China Camp State Park.
Nestled between the rocks
Growth on Shelter Rock
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Camp snacks
BBQ and a View...
Shelter Rock
95% 66 Responses
$67/night
Will
Will: A little windy the night we stayed but loved the site for a casual overnighter!
Tree lined RV neighborhood
water
Picnic tables at each RV site
Pathway to the beach
Swimming, kayaking, paddling, lounging + more
River Bend Resort, RV
100% 1 Response
$89/night
Lisse
Lisse: The River Bend Resort is a beautiful and spacious property. Upon arrival, you check in ...
Mission San Rafael was founded in 1817 and originally used as a hospital rather than a full-fledged mission.
The Cottage
The barbecue nook in the back the property is the perfect place to enjoy some outdoor cooking
Not a new-age hammock, but still a cool place to chill for a bit
The lighting at the creek changes by the minute, its worth spending lots of minutes down there to watch the shadows dance
This is how the neighborhood looks like.
Cabin provided
The Cottage
100% 5 Responses
$203/night
Pierre
Pierre: Peace and tranquility: that's how I'd describe the ambiance at the Cottage and its area...
Good morning.
Enchanted Forest Yurt
Grove of the Old Trees trail.
Relaxing under these beautiful Redwoods near the yurt.
Whether you need a quick rinse or a good shower, you can do so in an open air, but private setting.
Yurt provided
Steph
Steph: The yurt was such a treat! Extremely well equipped and conveniently laid out. We comfor...
From the other end of the pond
Cutest lil boat house!
Boat House
Boat House
Boat House
Cabin provided
Boat House
100% 3 Responses
$100/night
Robin
Robin: The boathouse nice as it is more private than the rest of the campsite BUT, what is not...
The bus is covered by a lush arbor
Storage shelf and a big cozy bed with a view
The bus is a nice place to cool off on warm days
So many recreational opportunities on the river!
Colorful psychedelic artwork painted on the bus!
RV or Trailer provided
River Bend, Magic Bus
100% 4 Responses
$209/night
Lisse
Lisse: The River Bend Resort is a beautiful and spacious property. Upon arrival, you check in ...
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Views all around
Grand Mesa
91% 29 Responses
$56/night
Natasha
Natasha: Camping around the Bay Area is always a challenge, with so many outdoor aficionados it ...
Camp Buffalo
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Camp Buffalo
Somehow got a fire started in the rain and of course it cleared up right after.
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Camp Buffalo
94% 16 Responses
$67/night
Madison
Madison: Buffalo Tipi is the most private of the tipis. It's nestled at the back between trees, ...
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The property is nestled up to beautiful rolling fields. Hard to believe this is only 10 minutes from downtown Livermore.
The campsite sits next to the hosts' garden and  bus.
Beautiful evening light at camp!
The host, Greg, and his wife live in the RV next to the campsite.
Free Grazing Land
91% 65 Responses
$30/night
Julian
Julian: Free Grazing Land is a idyllic property just outside of the Livermore, Dublin, San Ramo...
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
91% 32 Responses
$67/night
Tiffany
Tiffany: Miwok was a fantastic spot! Large open area great for groups or the solo camper. This w...