You can pitch a tent, view the stars and take in the sounds of the night from any of five public campgrounds in the Golden Gate National Parks.

See the site descriptions below, call (415) 331-1540, or visit the National Park Service website for more information.

Bicentennial Camp >>
Hawk Camp >>
Haypress Campground >>
Kirby Cove Campground >>
Rob Hill Campground >>


Bicentennial Camp 

At just 100 yards from Conzelman Road and the Battery Wallace parking and picnic areas, Bicentennial Campground is the most accessible of the four campgrounds in the Marin Headlands. It overlooks Bonita Cove and offers views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Facilities:

  • 3 camp sites, each suitable for one tent with up to three people.
  • Water is available 1 mile away at the Marin Headlands Visitor’s Center.
  • BBQ grills are available at the nearby picnic area.

Restrictions:

  • 3 night maximum stay per year.
  • No camp fires.
  • No pets.

Fees: None.


Hawk Camp 

Hawk Camp is located high in the hills overlooking Gerbode Valley and is the most remote of the campgrounds in the Golden Gate National Parks. It may be accessed via a 3-mile hike along the Bobcat Trail from the Marin Headlands Visitor’s Center, or via a 2-mile Hike from the Tennessee Valley parking area.

Facilities:

  • 3 camp sites, each suitable for up to four people.
  • Picnic tables.
  • Chemical toilets.

Restrictions:

  • 3 night maximum stay per year.
  • No wood or charcoal camp fires, although gas camp stoves may be used.
  • No pets.

Fees: None.


Haypress Campground 

Haypress Campground is nestled in the heart of Tennessee Valley, .75-miles from the Tennessee Valley parking area.

Facilities:

  • 5 camp sites, each suitable for up to four people.

Restrictions:

  • 3 night maximum stay per year.
  • No wood or charcoal camp fires, although gas camp stoves may be used.
  • No pets.

Fees: None.


Kirby Cove Campground 

Adjacent to the north side of the Bridge this is a beach-side campground boasting spectacular views. It is open April through October, and is a great spot to appreciate the rugged California coastline and to explore historic Battery Kirby.

Facilities:

  • 4 camp sites, and one day-use picnic area.
  • Vault toilets.
  • Picnic tables.
  • Fire rings.

Fees: $25/night/site


Rob Hill Campground 

This campground, the only overnight one in the city, sits atop the highest point in the Presidio overlooking Baker Beach and the Pacific Ocean. It is open April through October. The Rob Hill Campground is also home to the Crissy Field Center’s Camping at the Presidio program.

Facilities:

  • 2 camp sites open to the public, each able to accommodate up to 30 people.
  • Restrooms.
  • Picnic tables.
  • Campfire circles.

Restrictions:

  • 5 night maximum stay.
  • No alcohol, smoking, amplified music, or generators.
  • No pets.

Fees: $100/night/site