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Samuel P. Taylor State Park

8889 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Camp Taylor, Lagunitas, CA 94938
+1 415-488-9897
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Beautiful hidden park

This gem is just minutes from the bay area suburbia but you might as well be on the Lost Coast in... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
Warren H
Enchanting redwood forest 45 minutes from San Francisco

We found Samuel Taylor State Park by an accident about 12 years ago driving by to the Point... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
travelerscal
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Sacramento, California
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“hiking trails” (7 reviews)
“flush toilets” (3 reviews)
“point reyes” (7 reviews)
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8889 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Camp Taylor, Lagunitas, CA 94938
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+1 415-488-9897
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

This gem is just minutes from the bay area suburbia but you might as well be on the Lost Coast in northern CA. We were in the Orchard loop that is set in the redwoods. The campground is well maintained and patrolled and was quiet....More

Thank Warren H
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

We found Samuel Taylor State Park by an accident about 12 years ago driving by to the Point Reyes. Since then, it has become one of the favorite places to camp and to meet with friends for a day for a bike ride, a hike,...More

Thank travelerscal
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

I have been going to this park since I was a kid. There is historically significant sites of early industry, but the big draw is the inkwells; deep pools along Lagunitas creek for swimming and diving.

4  Thank Norma W
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

We have camped at this park for years. Lately we have used the group campsite and found it to be a better option: less noise, better facilities and less people. There is a separate check-in process and a separate on site campsite host for the...More

Thank Ari L
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Makes for a wonderful energy and nights sleep. Large camp spots that are hard to reserve but worth the effort. Bring food etc or be prepared to drive into Olema - with its little pub/inn that serves good food. Not the best hiking spot from...More

Thank GPToak
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

Trying to check into a cabin in this state park left me in tears and finding a hotel late at night. We arrived after a long windy journey in with very little signage , location is beautiful but they need to improve the wayfindng, we...More

2  Thank JohnnycatVancouver
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

This a favorite place for camping for our family. We came in during the week and there few sites available on line .. through Reserved America. Love this particular site .. on the end .. nice back drop ... lots of trees ... private .....More

Thank My M
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We went here because it was too much of a challenge for this first time visitor to figure out how to get to the Muir Monument with Highway One closed. But we were not disappointed. The only complaint is that the main trails with the...More

Thank Patrick A
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Went on a beautiful Friday afternoon in March. Took some snacks and water along, and got some coffee in one of the tiny towns on the way there. We were coming from the East Bay (and encountered some traffic leading up to the bridge on...More

Thank Bryan H
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Reviewed 23 December 2016

This was a pretty good hike. It was very strenuous as it was pretty much straight up to the look out and back. It was a bit warm. Some good views. Bring water!

Thank GreenQueenColleen
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Gary M
24 January 2018|
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Response from Ari L | Reviewed this property |
There is four types of camping at Samuel P Taylor campground: RV friendly sites, large group camp sites, medium size group sites (6+ people) and single family sites (-6 people). The RV, medium and single family sites, as... More
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Sanam D
5 January 2017|
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Response from PetalumaTraveler373 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, haven't been to that particular site in so long that I can't really remember how much is flat and how much is sloped. The campground is usually staffed by a Park Ranger so you might be able to reach them by phone.
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