As San Francisco's only group campground, Rob Hill offers a national park camping experience just minutes from the city. Here you will have access to all of the recreational opportunities the Presidio of San Francisco has to offer, including hiking and biking trails, scenic overlooks, picnic sites, beaches, a golf course, and so much more. The campground's spacious campsites make it a perfect choice for groups of all kinds, including multi-family gatherings, school field trips, and scout troops. We look forward to welcoming you to Rob Hill!
Rob Hill is generally open for camping between April 1 and October 31 each year. The campground has four group campsites that can accommodate up to 30 people each. Two of the sites, the Ishmen and Yunahia sites, are accessible campsites that contain raised tent pads. Each campsite is equipped with a fire ring, a large charcoal grill, four picnic tables, and two food storage boxes.
Rob Hill is a tent-only campground. RVs, pop-up trailers, camper vans, or other similar camping-vehicles are not allowed. All four of the campsites can be reached by an approximately 200 ft walk up a paved, accessible path.
Rob Hill has indoor toilets with running water, but no showers. The restrooms are ADA compliant. A set of utility sinks is located near the bathrooms where campers may wash their dishes. Potable water is available at the drinking fountain near the restrooms or the water faucets on the east and west sides of the campground.
There are landfill, recycling, and organics/compost bins on the east and west sides of the campground. Campers at Rob Hill can help the Presidio’s goal of becoming a Zero Waste park by separating their compostable items, recyclable items, and landfill waste into the appropriate bins provided at the campground. Learn more about which items go where on the Recology website .
Four parking spaces are allocated per campsite at the campground parking lot on Central Magazine Rd. Additional vehicles will need to park off-site, in any public parking lot in the Presidio. The nearest parking lots are approximately a 5 minute walk away. Please see your reservation confirmation for suggested off-site parking lots. Additional information about transportation and parking can be found on the Presidio Trust's Transporation page .
During the 2022 camping season, the last full week of every month will be held back from public reservations for partner youth programs. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Rob Hill Campground permit reservations (“Permit”) made through recreation.gov are subject to the Presidio Trust’s Terms and Conditions of Use for the Rob Hill Campground (“Terms and Conditions”). The full URL to the Terms and Conditions are provided below or they can be accessed here: Terms and Conditions
The named primary occupant (“Permittee”) responsible for your group must be present at the Campground. You may not transfer your campsite(s) permit(s) to others outside of your group.
Check-ins begin at 12p.m. Check-out is by 11a.m. Quiet hours are from 10p.m. to 6a.m. daily. Rob Hill is a tent-only campground. No RVs or trailers are allowed at Rob Hill. Private vehicles are not allowed in the campground.
Each campsite is provided a maximum of four (4) parking permits (“Parking Permit”). Additional parking permits will not be provided. Parking is only permitted in the designated area of the campground parking lot on the south side (campground side) of Central Magazine Rd. Parking is prohibited on the north side of the road. You must place a visible copy of the “Reservation Information” section of your confirmation email on the dashboard of each vehicle. If you are unable to print, you may legibly handwrite your reservation order number, check-in date, check-out date, and the name of the campsite you have reserved on a blank piece of paper and visibly place it on the dashboard of each vehicle. Vehicles improperly parked are subject to ticketing and towing by the U.S. Park Police. Please see the Terms and Conditions for additional parking provisions.
Excess vehicles must park off-site. Parking may be available in other public parking lots in the Presidio and may require visitors purchase a parking permit from the kiosk in the parking lot. You must comply with the terms and conditions of the parking permit and posted signage. The nearest public parking lots are approximately a 5-minute walk from the campground at Fort Scott near Ralson Ave or Wool Ct.
Dogs and other pets are not permitted at Rob Hill Campground. Service Animals, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), are welcome at Rob Hill. For more information on Service Animals please reference https://www.ada.gov/regs2010/service_animal_qa.pdf.
Alcohol is not permitted in the Campground. In addition, the following are prohibited at Rob Hill: the use of weapons or controlled substances (other than prescription drugs); smoking; gambling in any form, or the operation of gambling devices; the use or possession of fireworks or explosives; use of amplified music or generators; feeding of animals.
Please practice Leave No Trace principles and leave your campsite(s) in good condition for the next group. Please store all food and scented items in the food storage lockers provided in your campsite. Please dispose of all trash, recycling, and compostable items in the provided receptacles. Help the Presidio reach its goal of becoming a Zero Waste Park by sorting your waste. Learn more about which items go where at https://www.recology.com/recology-san-francisco/what-goes-where/
Wood and charcoal fires are permitted only in the grills and fire pits provided in each campsite. There is no firewood for sale in the Presidio. Please bring your own firewood. Collection of live, downed, or dead wood is prohibited. Please extinguish all fires completely, with water, after use.
You may use the designated portions of the Campground solely for overnight camping and associated recreational enjoyment of the Campground and for no other purpose whatsoever. The Campground is not offered by the Presidio Trust for any residential purposes whatsoever and may not be claimed as a residence. In addition, you agree (on behalf of yourself and those in your group) to assume the risk of any harm or damage that may befall you or any member of your group while in the Campground. You have read and agree to the provisions for Express Prohibitions, No Temporary Residence, Assumption of Risk, Indemnity, and Waiver in the Terms and Conditions.
You must comply with all applicable laws and restrictions at Rob Hill, the Campground, and the Presidio of San Francisco. The Presidio Trust reserves the right to revoke this Campsite Assignment or close or limit access to the Campground at any time and for any reason, such as when the Presidio Trust determines that safety, weather, or air quality conditions warrant such action.
Emergency contact information: Contact the U.S. Park Police Presidio Dispatch at (415) 561-5656 for emergency assistance or (415) 561-5505 for non-emergency assistance. There is an emergency call box located on the western side of the campground that will also dial directly to the U.S. Park Police. Do not call 911 using a cell phone, as the call will be routed to Vallejo Highway Patrol dispatch who are unfamiliar with the Presidio.
Urgent facilities issues that require immediate attention should be directed to the Presidio Trust Duty Officer at (415) 561-4270 Mondays to Fridays from 7a.m to 5p.m or (415) 677-2267 Mondays to Fridays 5p.m to 7a.m and Saturdays and Sundays.
You certify that you have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions for camping at Rob Hill in their entirety, including, but not limited to, the provisions for Assumption of Risk, Indemnity, and Waiver.
Terms and Conditions URL: https://www.presidio.gov/places-internal/Shared%20Documents/Rob-Hill-Campground-Permit-Terms-and-Conditions.pdf
The Presidio is a natural oasis right next door to a big city – a place where you can experience wildflowers, watersheds, and wildlife on an afternoon hike. It is also a where important work is being done to revitalize natural areas and to show how people and the environment can thrive in harmony. At the Presidio, you can explore habitats that have been lost in the urban Bay Area; see a fox or a hawk hunt for their next meal; or stroll around a natural lake that has been brought back to life.
Mountain Lake, one of San Francisco's last surviving natural lakes, is located less than two miles south of Rob Hill on the southern edge of the Presidio. Since 2013 the Presidio Trust has been working with scientists, academic institutions, and volunteers to help revitalize the lake. Polluted soil and invasive species were removed from the lake, and native plant and animal species, such as the Western Pond Turtle and Pacific Chorus Frog are being reestablished. In addition to the many resident species that call Mountain Lake home, 65 migratory bird species have been document visiting the lake on their journey along the Pacific Flyway.
Experienced and newer birders alike will also want to visit Crissy Marsh and Quartermaster Reach Marsh , located about two miles northwest of Rob Hill. The fresh water that flows through the Presidio's largest watershed, the Tennessee Hollow Watershed ultimately meets the salty waters of San Francisco Bay here, creating a vibrant destination for more than 100 bird species, including those stopping for rest as they make their long journey along the Pacific Flyway.
Campers interested in learning more about some of the unique plant life that can be found in the Presidio are encouraged to visit the Ecology Trail . A little over one mile in length, this trail passes through lush restored serpentine grasslands where, from spring to early summer, you may see the endangered Presidio Clarkia and other native wildflowers in bloom. You'll also find yourself amid towering redwoods, oaks, eucalyptus, Monterey pine, and Monterey cypress at various points along the trail.
To learn more about the natural history of the Presidio, visit the Nature and Science page on our website.
In addition to the many places to visit within the Presidio, there is so much to explore in San Francisco itself. You can visit the Golden Gate Bridge, explore endless dining opportunities, visit a museum, and so much more. Visit the SF Travel website for tips to help you plan your visit to the city.
Located just over one mile from the Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center , the campground makes for an excellent base camp for groups wanting to walk or bike across the Golden Gate Bridge. Check with the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District for tips to make the most of your visit to this beloved International Orange icon.
Campers looking for more national park experiences can explore the other units of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), including Fort Point National Historic Site , Muir Woods National Monument , and Alcatraz Island . Stretched across 80,000 acres north and south of the Golden Gate Bridge, the 37 parks sites of the GGNRA constitute one of the world’s largest national parks in an urban setting. In total, the GGNRA has more than 130 miles of trails, and 1,200 historic structures, making it a wonderful place to explore for nature lovers and history buffs alike.
Located at the Golden Gate, the Presidio of San Francisco is a place to escape in nature and explore key moments in history. The park features San Francisco’s best hiking and biking trails, scenic overlooks, picnic sites, beaches, a golf course, and other top attractions. And the Presidio is home to more than two-dozen visitor-serving businesses , including multiple museums, a golf course, and hotels and venues for celebrations and meetings .
There are a dozen major trails in the Presidio and eight scenic overlooks. Whether you are looking for a leisurely stroll or a challenging hike, the Presidio has a trail for everyone. Learn more about hiking and biking trails on the Presidio Trust website .
Visitors who wish to take advantage of the Presidio's many scenic bike routes can rent bikes through the Bay Wheels Bike Share program or at the Sports Basement on Crissy Field. Learn more about biking in the park on the Presidio Trust's biking page .
In addition to the many hiking and biking trails, the Presidio is home to some of the best beaches in San Francisco. Whether you’re looking to dip your toes in the water and splash with the kids, toss a Frisbee near the Golden Gate Bridge, or watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean, we’ve got great choices for you. Learn more about our beaches on the Presidio Trust's beach page .
Reservation holders may make up to two changes per reservation. A service fee may be charged at the time a modification is made depending on the changes.
Customers may cancel their reservation prior to arrival both on-line and through the call center. A $10 service fee will be withheld from any refund for a cancellation. Cancellations less than 14 days before the arrival date will pay a $10.00 service fee and forfeit the first night's use fee.
Please read Recreation.gov's Rules and Reservations Policies for more information.
1475 Central Magazine Rd San Francisco CA 94129
1750 Lincoln Boulevard San Francisco CA 94129
For campground inquiries, please call: (415) 561-5083
Use the address 1475 Central Magazine Rd, San Francisco, Ca 94129. The campground parking area is on the south side (the campground side) of Central Magazine Rd. Parking is prohibited on the north side of Central Magazine Rd.
Each campsite is provided a maximum of four (4) parking permits. Additional parking permits will not be provided. Excess vehicles must park off-site. Parking may be available in other public parking lots in the Presidio and may require visitors purchase a parking permit from the kiosk in the parking lot. You must comply with the terms and conditions of the parking permit and posted signage. The nearest public parking lots are approximately a 5-minute walk from the campground at Fort Scott near Ralson Ave or Wool Ct. Some parking lots require visitors to purchase a parking permit from the kiosk in the parking lot. You must comply with all posted signage. For more information about parking in the Presidio, visit our Transportation page .
Some roads in the park have limited vehicle access for residents, tenants, deliveries, and emergency vehicles as part of the Presidio's Slow Streets Program. Individuals with Rob Hill Campground reservations are welcome to drive on Slow Streets. Please keep a copy of your camping reservation available when accessing Slow Streets.