Samuel P. Taylor State Park


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Samuel P. Taylor State Park


Location:15 miles west of San Rafael on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard.
Facilities:Family campsites (6 sites @di), 2 group camps (75-person capacity), horsemen's camp, picnic areas (é), hiking trails, paved bike trail (é), restrooms (é), visitor center.
Activities:Camping, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding.
Special Features:Park features wooded countryside with a unique mix of coast redwoods groves and open grassland in the rolling hills of Marin County north of San Francisco. In the 1870s and 1880s, the resort area known as Camp Taylor was one of the first places in the nation to offer outdoor camping as a form of recreation. Today the site of Camp Taylor lies within the boundaries of the state park.
Address:PO Box 251
Lagunitas, CA 94938

Phone:415-488-9897
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=469
Size: 2,707 acres.

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another chance to stand beneath the redwoods at Samuel P. Taylor State Park in Marin County The park is one of three California State Parks that will continue to operate, thanks to help from the National Park Service, after being scheduled to; close this year.
Hidden just out of sight as you drive along Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, the Inkwells (pictured) feel like a warm-weather revelation--two perfect pools among the redwoods and madrones near Samuel P. Taylor State Park. Grab a picnic and a towel for basking, and traipse across Shafter Bridge to follow the trail down to the water.
Samuel P. Taylor State Park. Three markers surrounded by a white picket fence mark the resting place of the park's namesake.