This is our weekly guest-blog post from the moms behind Red Tricycle, a site that focuses on the "lighter side" of parenting. Every week, they'll be bringing us their picks of stuff to do around the Bay Area with kids.
China Camp boasts many secluded beaches and hiking trails in this salt marsh with an oak habitat crawling with deer, coyote, squirrels, and even wild turkeys. Best of all? This bay hideaway is only a short drive away from the Bay Area. So what are you waiting for? Go up to visit China Camp and teach your kiddos the importance of giving back by making a donation to prevent the possible closure of this enclave of adventure and fun.
How to get here: From Highway 101, take the San Rafael exit east on Second Street. Second Street merges with Third Street, which turns into Point San Pedro Road. Follow it until you reach China Camp State Park.
Click here to get more details on how to make a day out a trip to China Camp!