After being closed for 40 years, the Bootjack Campground was recently renovated and reopened for premiere Mount Tamalpais camping. Bootjack sits in an awesome location, right at the junction of the Matt Davis and Bootjack trails. Explore the miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking, stop by the railroad museum, check out the spring Mountain Play in the stone amphitheater, or get star-struck in the monthly astronomy programs. The 15 available campsites offer drinking water, firewood, and restrooms with flush toilets. Keep in mind there are no showers available after your day of adventure.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
15 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


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Horseback riding

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Wildlife watching

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Natural features you'll find at Bootjack Campground.

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Hipcamper Ryan
Ryan T.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 12th, 2015

Bring cash! Payment is self service via an envelope drop. It was $25 / night. An extra $8 for additional vehicles. No firepits. They have these vintage stove things for a fire. Cool to look at, not as fun or warm as a firepit.

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Hipcamper Austin
Austin S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 9th, 2015

Very nice trails and scenery. Also it is only a short drive to Stinson beach which has a dog friendly side. You can check in as early as the spots open and they fill up fast on weekends. Neg: Camping spots are close and sometimes loud neighbors. LOTS OF WASPS

Hipcamper Jeremy
Jeremy G.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 16th, 2015

I stayed one night at site #15 and sunrise - sunset the wasps were almost unbearable. Once the sun is down they all go away and it is just perfect!

Hipcamper Anna
Anna K.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 9th, 2015

Great spot for hikers - the site is an intersection for a handful of major trails. Recommend heading up to East Peak for some ass kicking & great views!

Hipcamper Madison
Madison K.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 9th, 2016

Bootjack is a short drive from the city and dog-friendly. The campground is really pretty; nestled in the side of a mountain along a river. But the individual sites are really close together.

Lots of trails nearby, like Matt Davis, so this is a prime spot for hikers and long-distance trail runners. We showed up midmorning on a Saturday and got our pick of the campsites. There's a grill and stone stove, but neither come close to a fire pit. You can get firewood at the Pantoll Campground a half-mile away--cash-only.

Hipcamper Margaret
Margaret H.
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 30th, 2016

Beautiful campground. LOADED WITH WASPS which makes cooking is impossible at the campground during daylight hours. It's a great spot to stay if you plan to be gone sunrise to sunset. An amazing hike down to Stinson Beach and back is just a few feet away.

Hipcamper Pierre
Pierre A.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 8th, 2016

You can buy firewood from Pantoll Campground just nearby, for $8 a bundle. Campsite number 10 is the most secluded, all the way up the mountain from the parking lot. It's a peaceful and well maintained campground, I would go again!

View from site #10Bootjack CampgroundSite #10Mt Tam's historic Mountain Theater is a few minutes driving away, it's worth a look!
Hipcamper Xanthe
Xanthe &.
recommends this listing.
February 19th, 2017

It's hard to beat a quiet morning here. Bring your binoculars so you can pick out the peaks of San Francisco peeking out above the morning fog that lines the city. It's quite the view.

Hipcamper Wendy
Wendy R.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 10th, 2017

Tried camping here over the weekend. I read that it is first come, first served. So I left early, driving from Sacramento, and arrived at 10am. There were only a couple sites left. I didn't realize I'd be hiking my gear up a hill from a parking lot and had packed heavy stuff (cooler, big tent, etc). I also didn't realize how quickly the sites get taken by Bay Area folks. I had called the ranger station at Pantoll and a gentleman there said if I arrived by noon, I would get a spot. This just isn't the case. Also, the weather forecast was way off. High was supposed to be 76, but it was 93. Plus, it's very crowded. I paid for 2 nights, but ended up leaving on the 2nd day. Definitely not my fave place.

Mount Tamalpais State Park
United States
Phone Number
(415) 388-2070
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37.911° N, 122.6° W
Tent / Van: 15 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)