China Camp State Park was the site of a thriving Chinese shrimp-fishing village of nearly 500 people in the 1880s. The park is north of San Rafael off Highway 101 on North San Pedro Road about 5 miles east of the highway. Phone 415-456-0766.
Back Ranch Meadows Walk-in Campground. Eight walk-in or bike-in sites are generally accessible in dry weather. It is about 200 feet from the accessible parking spaces to the sites over gravel that is level and very firmly packed. Large sites include accessible tables, water spigots, cook stove, and tent spaces.(See photos below.) Restrooms with showers: Toilets are generally accessible and showers are at least usable, but some assistance may be needed to reach shower controls.
Weber Point and Buckeye Point Day Use Areas have very usable picnic sites. Generally accessible parking and restrooms are available. Bullhead Flats has a usable site with a generally accessible restroom and parking. Routes between sites and supporting facilities are usable.
The Back Ranch Campground Trail is a loop trail accessible for its entire 0.24 mile. The trailhead is located in the campground with potable water and generally accessible parking and restrooms.
The Shoreline Trail is accessible from the Back Ranch Meadows Walk-in Campground to San Pedro Road, just north of the intersection of Shoreline Trail and the Miwok Fire Trail, a total one-way distance of 1.5 miles. It is an oak woodlands trail with riparian areas and offers very nice views of San Pablo Bay.
The Turtle Back Hill Trail is a ¾ mile accessible loop trail along the shoreline of San Pablo Bay with tidal marsh, bay and oak woodland hillside views. There is generally accessible parking at the Turtleback Hill Trail Head. A generally accessible restroom is available at the Back Ranch Meadows campground. An interpretive audio tour is available for this trail.
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