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China Camp State Park

Park managed by: California Department of Parks and Recreation

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1524 acre Park managed by: California Department of Parks and Recreation

Once the site of a thriving Chinese fishing village, China Camp State Park is now a great place for hiking, mountain biking, and kayaking.

Nearly 500 people, originally from Canton, China, lived in the shrimp fishing village at China Camp in the 1880s. You can learn about them and see artifacts from their residency at the park’s visitor center. The park also provides an excellent network of multi-use trails through grasslands, oak woodlands, and mixed evergreen forests, as well as reservable picnic sites and walk-in campgrounds. This is one of the state parks on the list for closure in 2012, so visit it while you can!

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China Camp Shoreline Trail

by Ann Sieck

Shoreline Trail is just a lovely ramble along the side of the bay in one of the rare places where it is little changed from the days of the Miwok. North San Pedro Road is never far away, but the terrain usually screens off its light low speed traffic. The trail runs mostly through mixed […]

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