Visit China Camp

Visitor Center Address

101 Peacock Gap Trail, San Rafael, CA 94901


From Highway 101 in Marin County, take the North San Pedro Road exit. The park is about 5 miles east on N. San Pedro Road.

Google Map of China Camp Visitor Center



Trails and Hiking

Featured Hike: Turtle Back Hill Trail

Turtle Back Hill Trail is the place to go for up-close views of China Camp’s spectacular marsh. The hiking trail (no bikes allowed) circumnavigates Turtle Back Hill in just about one mile. Interpretive signs along the trail provide insights and context. As you near the boardwalk, keep your eyes and ears on the marsh in case a northern harrier flies by or an endangered clapper rail calls.

Turtle Back Hill Trail Map

China camp trail map

Land Acknowledgement

We would like to honor and acknowledge the traditional stewards of the land where we work. The Estuary & Ocean Science (EOS) Center of San Francisco State University is located on the ancestral homeland and waters of the Coast Miwok Huimen community. The San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve works to help steward the ancestral homelands and waters of the Coast Miwok Tamal Aguasto community at China Camp State Park. The park is currently and has historically been a revered place of refuge, resource, and resting place for generations. Today the Coast Miwok and the Southern Pomo Peoples are a sovereign nation named the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria recognized as a tribe by the US Congress.



More Information

The China Camp Estuary

Learn more about the China Camp estuary and it's tidal salt marshes surrounded by mudflats and hills on our About China Camp page

Friends of China Camp

For general information about China Camp visit the Friends of China Camp State Park website.