What’s that amidst the shady pines of Salt Point State Park? It’s Woodside Campground and we’re not gonna lie, it’s pretty good looking. There are 79 campsites here, all of which are closeby to some quality hiking trails (many of which lead you the the cliffs overlooking the ocean). This campground is in the forest, which is awesome, but if you prefer coastal views directly from your tent, then check out the nearby Gerstle Cove Campground (it’ pretty much across the street). The campsites here are fairly private which is nice. Each one features a picnic table, bathroom access, fire ring,, and food locker. Have fun amongst the trees!
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
79 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


Mountain bikes must stay on paved or fire roads, however, fire roads are closed to bicycles from October 31 to April 30. Bikes ...Read more


Motorized boating isn’t really available at this park, but that doesn’t mean you can’t hit the water! Grab your paddle and chec...Read more


Salt Point is a very good spot for surf fishing. In the Gerstle Cove State Marine Reserve and the Stewarts Point State Marine R...Read more


Salt Point has a ton to offer for the adventurous, but even a casual in hike in the park is pretty darn epic. There are over 20...Read more

Horseback riding

There are over 20 miles of hiking and equestrian trails to explore in Salt Point State Park. Trail maps are available at the en...Read more


Gerstle Cove is a protected launch site that kayakers often use to make their way out of the cove and into the open ocean for...Read more


Salt Point is known for its climbing, particularly its bouldering (which to date has over 30 problems to work on). The climbing...Read more

Wildlife watching

At Salt Point State Park, visitors can spot an array of birds such as pelicans, ospreys and woodpeckers. On land, visitors may ...Read more


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Hipcamper Rob & Anita
Rob & Anita M.
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July 10th, 2018

Stayed here during the first week of June. Couldn't reserve specific sites in advance - you just make a reservation, then pick when you get there from what's open. We chose Site 34 as it was a) available (!), near the (clean and modern) restrooms, near the trail to the coast, and surrounded by trees and brush. We had a nice flat shaded lawn to pitch the tent, and it seemed somewhat protected from the wind (but perhaps we just got a calm weekend?) The trail down to Gerstle Cove from Woodside did not appear to be maintained and was overgrown, so wear long pants if you react to poison oak. Gerstle Cove is utterly beautiful, the tiny Visitor's Center is scenic, the tidepools were bit disappointing. Do NOT miss the sunset over the water!

Hipcamper Cynthia
Cynthia S.
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July 6th, 2017

Lower campground can be really windy.

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Ze P.
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June 16th, 2017

West Woodside is more private

Hipcamper Andy
Andy P.
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May 2nd, 2017

Many great car camping sites. This campground is in from the coast a bit and the sites tend to be sheltered from the wind as well as from other campsites.

Hipcamper Courtney
Courtney C.
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August 2nd, 2015

Nice space between sites. Good spots: 96 (one tent space only), 99, 101, 102, 103, 104, and 109. Convenient to the beach if you're abalone diving but its crowded and loud during the season. Lots of families with screaming kids unfortunately. Still a nice spot

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Salt Point State Park
United States
Phone Number
(707) 847-3221
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38.566° N, 123.314° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 79 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)