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KIRBY COVE CAMPGROUND, CA
part ofGolden Gate National Recreation Area, National Park Service
Status: Open through Sat Oct 31 2015 Season Dates
OverviewKirby Cove is located just eight miles north of downtown San Francisco, at historic Battery Kirby. Visitors are awarded breathtaking views of San Francisco, its famous Golden Gate Bridge and the rugged Pacific Coast of northern California.
Kirby Cove offers a pristine coarse-sand beach with spectacular views - when it's not foggy - of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and northern San Francisco, including the historic Presidio. The cove is nestled at the foot of the craggy Marin Headlands just west of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Hiking, picnicking and taking in the beautiful views from Kirby Cove are the park's most popular activities.
Kirby Cove offers five overnight camping sites and one day-use picnic site, all reached via driving on a steep access road. The day-use site is available as an accessible picnic site for persons with a disability or otherwise limited physical mobility. Sites 2 and 5 are available as accessible campsites for persons with a disability or otherwise limited physical mobility. If sites 2 or 5 are already reserved and you are looking for an accessible campsite, please contact the Marin Headlands Visitor Center (415) 331-1540 for assistance.
The San Francisco Bay Area has no shortage of fun and interesting things to do and see. Awe-inspiring Muir Woods National Monument, with its old-growth coastal redwood forest and numerous hiking trails, is just a 20-minute drive from Kirby Cove. Mount Tamalpais State Park, with hiking and sweeping views of the Bay Area, is another 10 minutes past Muir Woods.
Activities and Amenities
Know Before You Go
Fire Danger: During Extreme Fire Danger Red Flag Days and "Spare the Air" Days, all fires and BBQs in the Recreation Area will be banned. Only self-contained gas stoves will be permitted at designated campgrounds and picnic areas. Please abide by the fire danger signs when posted.
Kirby Cove is accessed though a locked entrance gate just off Conzelman Road, followed by a mile-long dirt road which is steep, narrow and winding. The road is not wide enough to accommodate large vehicles or RVs. All sites require at least a 200-yard walk from parking area. RVs and camper vehicles are not permitted; sleeping in vehicles is prohibited.
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From 101, take Alexander Ave exit. Turn left at the stop sign. Turn right up the steep hill named Conzelman Road, just before the entrance to the Golden Gate Bridge. The Kirby Cove campground entrance will be on the left a quarter mile up on Conzelman Road. Look for the 3 poles at the end of a gravel pull-out and a locked white service gate.
Mailing Address:KIRBY COVE CAMPGROUND
Access Gate located on Conzelman Road just past Battery Spencer Overlook.
Marin Headlands Visitor Center: 415-331-1540 Building 948 Fort Barry
Sausalito CA 94965
Phone Number:Information: (415)331-1540
The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.