Once the site of a thriving fishing village on San Pablo Bay, China Camp State Park is not only the historic remains of the village, but also 1,640 acres of natural watershed along the shores of San Francisco Bay. The park also features wildlife viewing, hiking, swimming, boating, and windsurfing. The park has some of the best Bay Area weather with an average of more than 200 fog free days a year. With 15 miles of hiking trails, water access, beach access, a historical exhibit, 25 picnic sites and a group picnic area for up to 200 people, summer campground reservations are recommended. Self-contained recreation vehicles can stay over night. Park hours are from 8:00 a.m. until sunset. Campground hours are 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the winter and 10:00 p.m. in the summer. From Highway 101 south of Novato, head east on North San Pedro Road for 5 miles until it enters the park.