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Association of California


Marin County, California

Sept. 10-15, 2017


You are not registered and your space is not reserved

until you have paid. There are no refunds.

Samuel P. Taylor State Park is a 2,882-acre abode just a few miles east of Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County north of San Francisco. The park features thousands of acres of grasslands and redwoods, including some 600 acres of old-growth forest, some of which can be seen along the Pioneer Trail. Lagunitas Creek runs through the park, offering creek exploration and play. Hiking opportunities include strolls along the wheelchair-accessible South Creek Trail (1.5 miles) as well as more challenging hikes like the climb to the top of Barnabe Peak which overlooks scenic Marin County.

The Cross-Marin Trail bike path is nearly level as it passes through the park. It extends into the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (and also serves as the park’s only dog-friendly trail).

HSC has reserved several sites along the creek. Each family will be sharing a site, with one vehicle permitted per family (though ridesharing is always encouraged).  The campground includes flush toilets and fee-based showers. Potable water is also available at various locations throughout the campground. HSC will provide the wood for the group campfire.

Hang out at camp or extend your exploration outside the park to include a hike down the steps to Point Reyes Lighthouse, a walk in the footsteps of Coast Miwok people at recreated native village Kule Loklo, view Tule Elk in rut at Tomales Bay Trailhead, shopping in nearby Olema and Point Reyes Station, an ice cream scoop at Parkside in Stinson Beach, explore Toby’s Feed in Point Reyes Station, wi-fi access at Marin Free Public Libraries in Point Reyes Station, Stinson Beach and Bolinas, or grown-up field trip for a Lagunitas Brewery tour in Petaluma.



With the new campout registration process, you will register and pay at the same time.

REMEMBER: Your HSC membership must be up to date before registering for campouts.

How it works:

When campout opens, find the link to the campout on the website, under Support/Events and click “Camping” or go directly

As soon as you complete the Campout Information Form, you will immediately be provided the link to pay for your family’s registrations.  You do not have a reservation until you have paid.

If you are bringing children who are not your own, a registered responsible adult will need to be entered for your child.

Additionally, a medical release form (found here must be completed by a parent or guardian, and the adult bringing the child must have two copies of the medical release (one for self and one for campout host) during the campout.

September 10 - 15

Samuel P. Taylor State Park
Marin County

October 15 - 20

Pismo Beach

*These campouts are not open for registration yet, please stay tuned on the website and/or Facebook groups for registration opening dates.

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