1,025 feet up Mt. Wittenberg lies Sky Camp. It's true to its name and offers spectacular panoramic views. You'll have to earn them with a “moderate" uphill hike from the Sky Trailhead.

On a clear day you can see Point Reyes, Drakes Bay, and the Pacific Ocean. At Sky Camp, you are a ways away from the beach, but the views make up for it. If you are keen to get to the ocean, it is a steep 4-mile hike.

There are a total of 11 sites and one big group site, which are equipped with a charcoal BBQ grill and picnic table. The sites are sprinkled among a nearby hillside, some in trees and others in the open. This camp is often overlooked in favor of camps closer to the beach, which makes it a great pick if you are in a bit of a time crunch.

Campsite area
Tent sites
11 sites
Up to 25 guests per site
No wheelchair access
Toilet available
No campfires
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


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Hipcamper Michael
Michael H.
recommends this listing.
January 30th, 2019

Careful to read the signs carefully to the camp site.

Hipcamper Brittney
Brittney R.
recommends this listing.
December 19th, 2018

The hike in is harder than it seems like it would be but it's well worth it.

Hipcamper Kenneth
Kenneth W.
recommends this listing.
February 17th, 2018

Always a chance of a light rain.

Hipcamper matthew
Matthew Y.
recommends this listing.
February 1st, 2018

great site with secluded campsites

Hipcamper Kathleen
Kathleen D.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 26th, 2017

This is a great beginner backpacking camp. It's a seriously majestic hike - so first timers won't realize the moderate hike to the camp. It get's really foggy and cold here so pack warm. There were fire restrictions when I went September 2016. They have food lockers and a bbq type contraption.

Hipcamper Kathleen
Kathleen D.
recommends this listing.
April 26th, 2017

Hike to sky camp isn't hard at all. I recommend hiking there in the morning, then doing a day hike down to the beach.

Hipcamper Ha
Ha M.
recommends this listing.
April 6th, 2017

it's a long hike to the site, so be sure to pack light or have a mule :)

Hipcamper Elizabeth
Elizabeth S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
December 1st, 2016

Tucked on the hillside, this 3 to 6 mile trek (depending on your route) isn't for the faint of heart (or legs). The views are stunning from the top.

Hipcamper Aja
Aja P.
didn't provide a recommendation.
December 14th, 2015

Hands down, best Point Reyes Campground. Views? Check. Grills for your hotdogs and Duraflame cause you're a rule following fire ninja? Check. Tree cover in case of rain? Check. General lack of raccoon infestation? So far, check. Driving to the trailhead eats up 90% of the climb you'd otherwise have to do to scale Mt. Whittenberg. After a leisurely 2 mile hike to the site, you'll be blown away by the sunset over Point Reyes. Reservations are plentiful after peak season ends, but be prepared for shocking temperature variations. My favorite site was 7, nestled in the quiet pines. Sky Camp is an excellent choice for group camping, but don't expect privacy if you're on solo--if you've got chatty neighbors, best bet is to introduce yourself!

Point Reyes National Seashore
United States
Phone Number
(415) 464-5100
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38.041° N, 122.83° W
Unknown price
Tent Only - Hike In: 10 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)
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Tent Only - Group - Hike In: 1 Site
(Up to 25 people per site)