Camp at Mt. Tam's Pantoll Campground

Pantoll Campground, Mill Valley, California, United States

  • Activities:

    Chillin, Camping, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups

Amazing campsites within 45 minutes of SF. The campsites are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis (try to get there before noon on Friday for a weekend spot). They are located right next to the Steep Ravine and Matt Davis trailheads.

Need an escape from SF, but can't seem to find an available campground, then head to Pantoll Campground in Mount Tamalpais State Park. If you get there early on friday (or even better Thursday afternoon), you should be able to lock down one of these first-come, first-serve campgrounds. Each of the 16 sites is equipped with a fire pit, and bbq grill. The campground provides easy access to the Steep Ravine Trail, Matt Davis Trail, and is close enough to hike to Muir Woods, the Dipsea, or Stinson Beach. The campground is $25/night. To see if the campground is filling up, call ahead at (415) 388-2070.

Pack List

  • Tent
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Firewood
  • Warm Clothes
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Food
  • Smores Necessities
  • Water
  • Headlamp
  • Good Friends
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This was me and my fiancé's first camping trip and it was perfect! The area is beautiful. The campgrounds are in the middle of the forest and the view looking out is breathtaking

10 months ago
10 months ago

I love the fact that this is so close to the city, yet you don't have to make a reservation 6 months in advance. Yes folks, one of the few first-come first-serve camp sites close to SF! Not the most remote location, but there are so many trails and fun areas to explore nearby! Take a spur-of-the-moment adventure!

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

I've hiked and climbed around here - the campsites look great, one of these days I'll get a reservation!

over 2 years ago
over 2 years ago

Sarah Eichstedt

Lover of spontaneous adventures, photography, farm animals, and travel. Outdoor enthusiast by day, ICU nurse by night. Favorite adventures: sailing around the world, bicycling across the US, backpacking through South America and Africa.

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