Camping

Sleep under the stars just outside San Francisco! Golden Gate has four campgrounds located in the Marin Headlands.

Reservations are required for each of these campgrounds.

Access and Lifetime Senior Pass holders get 50% off fees.

 
Bicentennial Campground

Bicentennial Campground

OPEN SEASON: Year-Round
FEE: $20
Tent Camping Only

Reservations - For reservations call 1-877-444-6777, or reserve online at Recreation.gov.

The Bicentennial Campground is the most accessible campground in Golden Gate, approximately 100 yards from the parking area near Battery Wallace. There are three sites, each of which can accommodate up to three people with one tent. Water is available at the Visitor Center approximately one mile away. BBQ grills are available at the camp sites, and campers may also use the BBQ grills in the nearby Battery Wallace picnic area. Maximum stay is three nights per year. There is no water available for drinking or cleaning. No fires allowed in the campground; gas camp stoves are permitted. No pets allowed. RV's are not permitted.

 
Hawk Campground

Hawk Camp Campground

OPEN SEASON: April 1 to December 31 (TEMPORARILY CLOSED, Call Marin Headlands Visitor Center 331-1540 for information)
FEE: FREE
Tent Camping Only


Reservations - call (415) 331-1540 from 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM.

The most remote of Golden Gate's campgrounds, Hawk Camp is located high above Gerbode Valley. There are three sites, each of which can accommodate up to four people. Choose between a strenuous 4-mile hike up the Bobcat trail from the Marin Headlands Visitor Center, or a 3-mile hike from the Tennessee Valley parking area. Maximum stay is three nights per year. Entire campground may be reserved. There is no water available for drinking or cleaning. No wood or charcoal fires allowed; gas camp stoves are permitted. No pets allowed. RV's are not permitted.

 
Haypress Campground

Haypress Campground

OPEN SEASON: April 1 to December 31
FEE: FREE
Tent Camping Only


Reservations - call (415) 331-1540 from 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM.

Located in the Tennessee Valley in the north end of the Marin Headlands (a gentle three-quarters of a mile walk from the Tennessee Valley parking area), Haypress has five sites. Each site can accommodate up to four people. Entire campground may be reserved. Maximum stay is three nights per year. No water is available for drinking or cleaning. No wood or charcoal fires allowed; gas camp stoves are permitted. No pets allowed. RV's are not permitted.

 
 
Kirby Cove Campground & Picnic Area

Kirby Cove Campground & Picnic Area
OPEN SEASON: March 11 to November 4
FEE: Camping $30; Day Use $45
Tent Camping Only

Reservations - call 1-877-444-6777 or visit Recreation.gov

The most popular campground in the Marin Headlands, with spectacular views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate. Enjoy a wooded setting, seclusion and protected campsites which were recently restored for all to enjoy. Campsites are available for use only by prior reservation but anyone can walk down the road to enjoy the vistas and picnic on the bluffs or beach. Fire pits and charcoal grills are available. No water is available for drinking or cleaning. No pets allowed. RV's are not permitted.

 
 
 
 
 

Last updated: July 18, 2018

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Mailing Address:

Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Building 201, Fort Mason

San Francisco, CA 94123-0022

Phone:

(415) 561-4700
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