China Camp State Park
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 63%Adventure Travelers
- 62%History Buffs
- 62%Family Travelers
- 51%Green Travelers
Member Reviews (7)
- China Camp State ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Nov 09, 2013
A great local place to just hike. There is not much more to do here but hike or catch a sunrise and take a photo. If you are a photographer, this is one of the few places to catch a sunrise over a body of water in the Bay Area.
- China Camp State ParkJan 05, 2013
China Camp is a nice park along the bay in Marin. It features a little beach and a really interesting old fishing dock. When I was a kid there was a beached fishing boat that we loved to play on. I'm not sure if it is still there. The road through the park is a great drive.Recommended for:Family Travelers
- China Camp State ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11First to ReviewJul 18, 2012
China camp is a great park in Marin county to explore, go for a hike, or view the San Francisco Bay.
But it has a historical significance, which you can see in some of the old ruins by the water.
China Camp is called China Camp because here is where a lot of immigrant Chinese workers came to live. Because of discriminatory laws passed going as far back as the 1890's, that were passed during a recession and the "Yellow Peril" histeria of the time, Chinese immigrants, mostly men who came to work on the transcontinental railroads and escape extreme poverty in China, were excluded from owning land, voting, or other rights.
So they came here, to China Camp, long before there was a Golden Gate Bridge connecting San Francisco to Marin County, to fish and try to survive.
These laws, which developed into what is known as the Chinese Exclusionary Act and others, were not repealed until the 1940s, when America was at War with Japan and needed Chinese help to fight them in China and Asia.