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Slide Ranch

· Muir Beach, Marin, California
134 acres hosted by Slide Ranch 5.
2 lodging sites · 10 tent sites
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Discover the magic of Slide Ranch spending the night overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Slide Ranch offers camping so we can offer full scholarships to students for summer camps and other programs throughout the year. We really appreciate your support! Upon your arrival, we will provide roomy wheelbarrows to easily bring your personal items to our Dome Campsite area which overlooks the Pacific Ocean (about 10 minutes, mostly-flat hike). Check in 2pm / Check out 10am Food is not included in tent rental but often there is a nearby dining option. Let us know if you would like more information. Please note that we do not have showering facilities or flush toilets. Porta-potties or composting toilets are available around the property. Water in all Slide Ranch taps is potable. Camp fires and open flames of any kind are not allowed in the Dome Campsite area. Slide Ranch is located on the Marin coast, on land that has a rich history in connecting people to food. The Miwok once fished and foraged for food at this site, and in the late 19th century Portuguese dairy farmers purchased the land and produced milk and butter for residents of San Francisco. In 1969, 134 acres of this fertile coastline were rescued from commercial development and purchased by the Nature Conservancy. The Slide Ranch nonprofit organization was established in 1970, becoming one of the first Park Partners in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
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11 ratings · 10 reviews
Gabe L.recommends
September 15, 2023
Slide Ranch Dome Campsite
Camping overlooking the pacific
Great spot overlooking the ocean! We had a blast.
Virginia L.
September 12, 2023
Slide Ranch Dome Campsite
Amazing views, long haul of gear
We loved this spot which we had to ourselves, amazing. It took about 15 minutes of pushing the wheelbarrow full of gear to get to the campsite. It was hard for us to find out which trail to take because the super friendly guy forgot that we were coming (Monday night, odd time to camp) and he wasn't there to greet us (they warned of this on Hipcamp). Slide Ranch has a lot of different programs, with lots of different signs but not real clear signage that says - tent campers go this way. Even the Hipcamp description was a little hard to follow once we arrived at the parking lot. You camp on this amazing clearing right on the edge of a cliff overlooking the ocean. The camping area is about the size of a baseball diamond and they have about 8 big yurts 10 feet apart. A big yurt houses tables and a kitchen. If there were other people there, I think it would have felt a little cramped. A short walk takes you down to the waters edge for tidepool gazing and low tide watching the waves, high tide might not offer much room for that. Great pelican viewing and the smell of grass and ocean and fog was wonderful. It was tough to camp and eat cold food in the am, even backpacking you can heat up a cup of tea, but we survived. The $230/night cost was a little hard to swallow. BUT, the dude we talked to was super nice and I know that they do good work on the ranch. The $ is a donation to the Ranch, right? So it was a winner, unforgettable overall.
Leslie C.
August 26, 2023
Slide Ranch Dome Campsite
A gorgeous camping spot in Marin
Slide Ranch is a fantastic organization that hosts school groups to teach kids about nature. I was so happy when I found out you can camp here. Our spot overlooked the ocean with a stunning view. We were also able to visit with chickens and ducks, see wild quail everywhere, and walk through their organic garden. Another plus: A short drive from Stinson Beach and Muir Beach.
Colette M.recommends
July 29, 2023
Canvas Tent - 1 bed
Will be visiting again
Incredible setting. This is our second time at the Slide Ranch Tents and we will come back again! Thank You, Colette
Gene S.
July 16, 2023
Slide Ranch Dome Campsite
Nice views and beautiful stargazing but not safe for kids (poison oaks and coyotes). There were other people using picnic area whole day with dog, there were 2 tents allowed but at evening arrived more people and just pinched their tents. It’s overpriced for place just with view without any person who can handle questions. There are metallic stick on trail to garden and our young one felt on it right before leaving.
Caitlin L.recommends
July 13, 2022
No glamping available
Best Night of Sleep EVER!
We recently spent a night at Slide Ranch in Tent #1 to check it out. We'd seen those tents on our hike so long -- it was nice to finally experience ocean front glamping at Slide! We woke up around midnight and went outside to enjoy the glorious sky and moonlight! Despite the cold fog and windy evening, the tent was so warm and cozy. We had the BEST night of sleep we've had in a long time -- the linens and bed was so so comfortable and warm. Slide gives you a table and lantern. Our lantern didn't hold its charge so check it early or bring your own lights. Luckily, we brought our own little lantern and headlamps. Slide doesn't offer their dinners right now/anymore, so they recommend bringing picnic items to pack in and out, which worked out totally fine -- we ate at a nearby picnic bench but bundled up in the wind! We weren't sure the status of the privy and bathroom logisitics, but the privy was clean and totally low stress. All those logistics worked out totally fine! I would absolutely recommend this to a friend, but bring layers and a trash bag(s)!
Muir Beach, Marin, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Graton Rancheria, Miwok, and Me-Wuk (Coast Miwok) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Slide Ranch 5.Joined in March 2019
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