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Samuel P. Taylor State Park


Tucked in the redwoods between Point Reyes and Lagunitas, Samuel P. Taylor State Park, is one of our favorite places to camp with staff and friends. It is a great jumping off point for exploring the Pacific coast, Tomales Bay and for feeling small among some of the state’s largest redwoods. Charming and convenient Samuel P. Taylor is perfect for casual camping with both cabins and tent camping options. On any given day you could run into the Alite team, bike along Bolinas ridge, testing new products and eating tacos around the fire.

(Photos courtesy of Hipcamp.)


  • Tent and cabin camping available with access to water, warm showers, and restroom facilities.
  • Take an easy stroll through the redwoods or hike up Devil’s Gulch to Barnabe Peak. On a clear day you can see both the ocean to the West and Mount Diablo to the East.
  • In the rainy season you can spot both Coho Salmon and Steelhead Trout spawning in Lagunitas Creek (bring  a camera not a fishing pole, please don’t disturb these fish as they return to the sea).
  • Drive out to Point Reyes National Seashore and hike along the coast or go eat Oysters in Tomales Bay.
  • Check out the old paper mill and then have a beer at the Papermill Creek Saloon.