Pleasantly nestled under a large canopy of pine trees, China Camp is a campground where peace and quiet is commonplace. Sure to make your camping experience memorable, the spacious
campsites allow you to set up camp with more than enough space between you and your neighbors. As you drive into the campground you are overtaken by the sweet smell of pine and the natural beauty this campground has to offer. Sure to become a favorite camping spot, China Camp is full of nature opportunities.
China Camp has 10 sites that will accommodate tent camping and smaller RV camping (less than 20 feet). Each site has a wooden picnic table; eight of the sites have fire rings and two have pedestal grills. Parking spurs consist of a gravel and dirt surface.
There are two single-seat vault toilet buildings. There is no water, electricity or phone service available at the campground.
- Golden Age/Golden Access Pass for single family campsites only
- Parks Management Day Use Annual Pass
Open daily, Year-round. There are 10 campsites located at this facility that include picnic tables and fire rings. Sites 1 – 5 are open year round and 6 – 10 open up in the summer. Great for tenting and car camping. Not recommended for RV’S over 20 feet. Fires are allowed only in designated fire rings. Pets are allowed. Two vault toilets are located near the Rules and Regulations board. You should plan to be completely self-sustainable for the duration of your trip. There is no potable water onsite. There is no dump station.
- Campfire Rings
- Vault Toilets
- Wildlife Viewing
China Camp offers trails along the hillside and a large trail head that starts in the campground. The Pine Ridge trail head begins across from the Rules and Regulations board. This trail offers luscious views of the Santa Lucia mountain range which are covered in towering oaks trees. Pine trees as well, are a constant sight throughout the entire hike. 23 miles of winding trail is perfect for exploring the wilderness and for taking in the full experience of nature. Vibrant oranges and greens cover the hills for miles to see.
- Camping fee includes 1 vehicle and 1 tent, trailer or RV
- $10 fee for each extra vehicle
- No drinking water is available
- No public showers in the region
- Quiet hours are 10pm-8am
- Fireworks are prohibited at all times
- The nearest stores and gas are 22 miles to Carmel Valley or 40 miles to Greenfield
- Absolutely no cell service can be found in the campground but a connection can be made in either Carmel Valley or Greenfield
- Don’t ride alone. Tell someone where you plan to go and then stick to your plans
- Don’t take unnecessary chances—help for emergencies is miles away
- Bring your gnat/mosquito repellent in Spring/Summer/Fall
- Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov
China Camp is surrounded and shaded by oak trees and pine trees which allows the cool of the canopy and gives one a full feel of mother nature. China Camp is best appreciated by those who prefer quiet seclusion. Bobcats, coyotes and black tailed deer roam the rolling, lush hills. Red Tailed Hawks and Turkey Vultures can be seen soaring above the trees, so bring along some binoculars and make sure to keep an eye out. The melody of chirping of birds during the day time complimented by the sounds of crickets at night provide the textbook balance of unspoiled nature.