The park is nestled along the shore of the San Pablo Bay. The road through the park offers beautiful views of the waterfront. Features include an extensive intertidal salt marsh, meadow, and oak habitats. There is a variety of wildlife, including deer, squirrels, coyote, fox, bats, and numerous birds. The California clapper rail and the salt marsh harvest mouse are endangered species that live in the marsh areas of the park.
China Camp Village, the historic center of the park, has a museum with exhibits of early Chinese settlement. The village is on a family-friendly swimming beach with picnic tables and easy launch of kayaks and paddle boards.
Day Use — The park has 15 miles of popular hiking, equestrian and cycling trails with stunning views of San Pablo Bay Picnic sites with tables and barbecues are located at scenic China Camp Point, Bullhead Flat, Miwok Meadows, Weber Point, and Buckeye Point.
Camping — Back Ranch Meadows has 33 developed walk-in campsites and two hike-and-bike sites for year-round tent camping only. Visitors must transport all equipment from the parking lot to the campsites—up to 300 yards. Wheeled bins are available. There is also one group campsite.
Self-contained RVs may camp enroute in the parking lot for one night only, between 6 p.m. and 9 a.m., space permitting.
Fishing — Striped bass, flounder, perch, and sturgeon may be caught at several access spots along the bay. Anglers aged 16 and over must have valid California fishing licenses:
Picnicking — Picnic areas may have some barriers; some tables are set on grass.
Hike or Bike Campsites
DAY-USE ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs