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Samuel P Taylor State Park Campground in Marin is full every weekend in
August! What is the best way to get a reservation?
Does anyone have a reservation they won't be using? There's 3 of us with a
We're Desperate to Camp
It's not Samuel P Taylor, but there is a first-come, first-served
campground in Marin, on Mt. Tam, and we just camped there this past
weekend. It's called Pantoll Campground, and if you get there in
the morning (like, by 10 a.m. on Fridays) you'll be able to get one
of the 16 sites, unless you're thinking of either 4th of July
weekend or Labor Day. (In my experience the advanced-reservation
campgrounds in state parks within easy driving distance of the bay
area are reserved for all the weekends in the summer months by the
end of April, FYI. Not to rub it in; I'm rarely organised early
enough either which is why I know about the first-come,
Mountain Home Inn
This has the advantage of being a lot closer--Mountain
Home Inn in Mill Valley--but it's not really in Mill Valley, but right on
Mt. Tam. Very romantic and great hiking. The cheapest rooms are not cheap
and are tiny, but w/o kids, a small room is ok! And the room was charming
w/ a lovely view. Great breakfast included.
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