PO Box 251, Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Lagunitas California 94938
415-488-0445 Toll Free: 415-488-9897 Fax 415-488-4315
With 60 campsites, 2 group sites, a horse camp and a cyclist camp as well as picnic area, Samuel P. Taylor State Park features over 2,700 acres of wooded countryside in the steep rolling hills of Marin County
north of San Francisco
. The park offers a network of hiking trails and fire roads making it easy to hike to the top of Mount Barnabe. Many visitors consider Devil's Gulch the best place in the park to picnic or just relax. Along with raccoons and gray foxes, the most common animal seen in the park is the black tailed deer. A paved bike trail also runs about 3 miles through the park.
The park is 15 miles west of San Rafael on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard.
Due to natural disasters and destruction of habitat by humans, fishing is not allowed in the park's creek.
Other California State Parks nearby:
(Angel Island) Angel Island State Park
(Glen Ellen) Jack London State Historic Park
(Marshall) Marconi Conference Center State Park
(Novato) Olompali State Historic Park
(Montara) Point Montara Light Station
(Lagunitas) Samuel P. Taylor State Park
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10/23 Coming to The Lagunitas area
Arden Fair Sacramento CA March30-April18 Open the doors to Arden Fair and step inside. Here you'll find contemporary fashions, jewelry, accessories and brand name merchandise at over 165 specialty stores, plus Nordstrom's, Macy's, Sears, and JC Penney. Arden Fair also has a number of terrific restaurants, everything from fast food to fine dining. And it's completely enclosed, so it's always a comfortable 70 degrees inside no matter what it's like outside.
Santa Cruz Baroque Festival Santa Cruz CA April13-May11 A festival of baroque music.
Oakland Greek Festival Oakland CA May17-19 Wonderful aromas of Souklavia and Loukoumades waft through the air and the sounds of traditional Greek music and shouts of OPA! resonate in the hills of Oakland.
California Exposition & State Fair Sacramento CA June12-28 The Cal Expo is the site of the California State Fair. All year Satellite Wagering, Waterworld USA, Paradise Island Fun Center and an RV Park are just a few of the features of the Cal Expo.The first State Fair was held in 1854 in San Francisco at the old Music Hall. The fair offered premiums (prizes) for its competitions and included such agricultural exhibits such as 2-inch-long peanuts, 72-pound beets and a 10-pound carrot that was longer than 3 feet. Horseracing was part of that first fair and has continued to be a part of the fair ever since.
Bach Festival Carmel CA July13-27 Multiple performances of works by Bach.
Midsummer Mozart Festival San Francisco CA July18-28 Organized in 1974, the Festival is the only music festival in North America dedicated exclusively to Mozart.