Samuel P. Taylor State Park
415.488.9897 | parks.ca.gov 60 campsites, max. 8 people/site
Samuel P. Taylor came to California during the Gold Rush and struck it rich. He built a paper mill along the creek here and later opened one of the first campsites in the United States at this site in the late 1800s. Now a great place for bikers and hikers alike, this campground has something for everyone in the family. Keep cool under the coastal redwoods, picnic in the grasslands of Devil’s Gulch or ascend Mount Barnaby for some bird-watching. Reservations 800.444.7275 or reserveamerica.com.
Located at Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Lagunitas.
- Happy camper tip: the gentle, paved bike path, which follows an old train route, is great for the kids.
- Access Drive-in, RVs ok
- Facilities Flushing toilets, showers, picnic tables, BBQ, food lockers
- Water Yes
- Fires Yes
- Pets Yes on leash, no on fire trails
- Cost $25/night includes 1 vehicle, $6 for extra car