When it comes to camping at Samuel P Taylor, this is really the main event. More than 50 campsites with restrooms, hot pay showers and piped drinking water are scattered along a trail that runs between a redwood grove, creekside, and orchard trail. Group campsites are also available across the road, which can hold 25 or 50 people, and wifi is available if you absolutely can’t miss watching Game of Thrones(which we totally understand).
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
58 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Showers available
Picnic table available
No potable water


Offered near the campground.


For bikers, the paved Cross Marin Trail bike path runs about three miles through the park, beginning near the entrance of the p...Read more


Hiking among the gargantuan Redwoods in Samuel P. Taylor, is a beautiful experience. There is an extensive network of hiking tr...Read more

Horseback riding

With over 2,700 wooded acres, Samuel P. Taylor is the perfect place to take on horseback . The park offers an equestrian camp...Read more

Wildlife watching

For nature lovers, there is a large variety of flowers and trees, including oak, tanoak, madrone, live oak, laurel and Douglas ...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Camp Taylor Area.

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Hipcamper Rob & Anita
Rob & Anita M.
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 5th, 2018

Recommended! Backpacking friends booked this campground for the last week of September and invited us along. They picked well: #47 is one of the most private campsites in the park. Be aware that the person who makes the reservation must present ID at the gate before they will let anyone occupy the site. We drove in, and other than that frustrating hiccup, the weekend was wonderful. The site had two flat areas for our tents, and the amazing redwoods nearby provided a canopy that kept us dry sitting in our camp chairs during a rain shower. The restrooms are clean, the water spigots are convenient, it's a beautiful place.

Hipcamper Sam
Sam T.
recommends this listing.
September 19th, 2018

It fills up during the summer! There is a hiker/biker walk in section of camping though.

Hipcamper Nikki
Nikki T.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 7th, 2018

This campground is right next to a road that is well traveled. Lots of road noise. Sites are very close together. No privacy at all. This campground is frequented by families with little camping experience so there are lots of loud kids riding playing with handheld video games or playing music loudly. There is no real sense of escape here. Dogs are not allowed on the trails. However, if you go to the park boundary, you can join plenty of regional trails that are dog friendly. This place is appropriate for non-outdoorsy types looking for a quick getaway.

Hipcamper megan
Megan R.
didn't provide a recommendation.
December 4th, 2017

We stayed at campsite 49 and it was beautiful! We have a 15 ft hitch trailer and the parking spot was very level and spacious for the trailer and our car.

There were pretty trees surrounding the campsite and we had neighbors close by but just on one side. However, their car separated us so still felt secluded enough!

I love camping here because it is so close to different activities! Barnabe Peak for hiking is my fave. It is also 15 minutes from Point Reyes!! It also has a beautiful biking trail connected to the campground and it goes pretty far :)

Hipcamper Kelly
Kelly D.
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 27th, 2017

We stayed in campsite #51 on the Orchid Hill loop. It was pretty close to the restrooms, which was convenient! I'm pretty new to camping and I really enjoyed this campsite. Was nice to be tucked in between the trees, and we were far enough from the road so it was pretty quiet. Had fun exploring Point Reyes. Would definitely come back to this campsite.

Hipcamper Julian
Julian M.
recommends this listing.
September 23rd, 2017

I biked in. Gorgeous separate hiker/biker spot with sounds of the water as you sleep. Stop at the store at Lagunitas for treats!

Hipcamper Cynthia
Cynthia S.
recommends this listing.
July 6th, 2017

Got to like being around other campers and not mind being close to a road. Still, it's beautiful!

Hipcamper Ze
Ze P.
doesn't recommend this listing.
June 16th, 2017

Don't go unless you can get a mostly private spot. Most tent spots are not private and when we were there some lady walked her screaming baby around the park at 3:00 a.m. until the Rangers told her to get it together already.

Hipcamper sarah
Sarah R.
recommends this listing.
April 23rd, 2017

gets cold due to trees

Samuel P. Taylor State Park
United States
Phone Number
(415) 488-9897
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38.022° N, 122.736° W
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