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San Rafael Guide
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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.


Log Cabin Tent Mountaintop Retreat
Log Cabin Tent Mountaintop Retreat
Log Cabin Tent Mountaintop Retreat
Log Cabin Tent Mountaintop Retreat
Log Cabin Tent Mountaintop Retreat
Andy
Andy: Stunning views from the top of the hill. It's a bit of an adventure to get here (make s...
Above  the clouds, under the stars.
Above  the clouds, under the stars.
Above  the clouds, under the stars.
Above  the clouds, under the stars.
Above  the clouds, under the stars.
Lux
Lux: Site fits 1 10-person tent or 2 smaller tents. Adventuring...
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...
Cozy Caravan Style Tinyhouse Camp
Cozy Caravan Style Tinyhouse Camp
Cozy Caravan Style Tinyhouse Camp
Cozy Caravan Style Tinyhouse Camp
Cozy Caravan Style Tinyhouse Camp
Bethany
Bethany: The caravan is adorable and cozy. It's small, but the bed folds into a love seat, so it...
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.
Grand Mesa
Grand Mesa
Grand Mesa
Grand Mesa
Grand Mesa
Grand Mesa
100% 9 Responses
$50/night
Natasha
Natasha: Camping around the Bay Area is always a challenge, with so many outdoor aficionados it ...
Redtail Point
Redtail Point
Redtail Point
Redtail Point
Redtail Point
Redtail Point
97% 44 Responses
$50/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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Redwood Camp
Redwood Camp
Redwood Camp
Redwood Camp
Redwood Camp
Redwood Camp
96% 193 Responses
$90/night
Jacqueline
Jacqueline: I'm a little hesitant to write this review because this place is a gem, and it's alread...
Napa River View Walk-in
Napa River View Walk-in
Napa River View Walk-in
Napa River View Walk-in
Napa River View Walk-in
Madison
Madison: This is definitely the most private site on Mare Island because it can't be accessed by...
The striking Marin County Civic Center in San Rafael was the last building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Hidden Ravine
Hidden Ravine
Hidden Ravine
Hidden Ravine
Hidden Ravine
Hidden Ravine
96% 51 Responses
$60/night
Daniel
Daniel: Hidden Ravine is perfect for couples or solo campers. Even with other camping areas nea...
Enchanted Forest Campsites
Enchanted Forest Campsites
Enchanted Forest Campsites
Enchanted Forest Campsites
Enchanted Forest Campsites
Tobi
Tobi: Elizabeth is a lovely person and a great host. Her farm is a wonderful place to go camp...
About 30 percent of San Rafael's land is devoted to parks, including China Camp State Park.
Shelter Rock
Shelter Rock
Shelter Rock
Shelter Rock
Shelter Rock
Shelter Rock
95% 49 Responses
$60/night
Will
Will: A little windy the night we stayed but loved the site for a casual overnighter!
Creekside Camp
Creekside Camp
Creekside Camp
Creekside Camp
Creekside Camp
Creekside Camp
95% 220 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.
Wood House Grove w/ 2 Wine Tastings
Wood House Grove w/ 2 Wine Tastings
Wood House Grove w/ 2 Wine Tastings
Wood House Grove w/ 2 Wine Tastings
Wood House Grove w/ 2 Wine Tastings
Nate
Nate: Our stay at Vanessa's property was amazing. Vanessa was very communicative and clear in...
Treehouse at Swallowtail Studio
Treehouse at Swallowtail Studio
Treehouse at Swallowtail Studio
Treehouse at Swallowtail Studio
Treehouse at Swallowtail Studio
Madison
Madison: I don’t typically use the word “magical,” but there’s no better word to describe this p...
Teton Rock
Teton Rock
Teton Rock
Teton Rock
Teton Rock
Teton Rock
94% 41 Responses
$50/night
Conor
Conor: Amazing stay. Great hosts.
Enchanted Forest Yurt
Enchanted Forest Yurt
Enchanted Forest Yurt
Enchanted Forest Yurt
Enchanted Forest Yurt
Steph
Steph: The yurt was such a treat! Extremely well equipped and conveniently laid out. We comfor...
Glamping @ Big Mesa Farm
Glamping @ Big Mesa Farm
Glamping @ Big Mesa Farm
Glamping @ Big Mesa Farm
Glamping @ Big Mesa Farm
Glamping @ Big Mesa Farm
99% 129 Responses
$155/night
Kelly
Kelly: Wow! Big Mesa Farmstead is absolutely amazing. You can not beat the proximity to SF, ye...
Garden Bungalow
Garden Bungalow
Garden Bungalow
Garden Bungalow
Garden Bungalow
Garden Bungalow
100% 10 Responses
$140/night
Jenna
Jenna: The Garden Bungalow is the perfect glamping weekend escape. Under 2 hours from SF, this...
Garden by the Sea
Garden by the Sea
Garden by the Sea
Garden by the Sea
Garden by the Sea
Garden by the Sea
93% 49 Responses
$50/night
Nic
Nic: Garden by the Sea is tucked away in the rich coastal community of Bolinas. Most of the...
The Cottage
The Cottage
The Cottage
The Cottage
The Cottage
The Cottage
100% 4 Responses
$203/night
Pierre
Pierre: Peace and tranquility: that's how I'd describe the ambiance at the Cottage and its area...