Rob Hill Campground at The Presidio in San Francisco California provides 4 primitive tent only group camping sites. For a nightly fee of $125 a group (no minimum size limit is noted; max size of 30 campers) can stay on the historic grounds. Advanced reservations are required and special rules apply. 4 parking spaces allotted per campsite.

     

    From their website:

    Urban dwellers accustomed to waking up to the sounds of city life will appreciate the morning chorus of breaking waves, fog horns, and bird songs at Rob Hill Campground.

    Perched on​​ four wooded acres above Baker Beach at the Presidio’s highest point, Rob Hill is the only group campground in San Francisco. Here, you can see ​the lights of Sutro Tower, smell the ocean, and hear the owls in their Cypress roosts. It’s easy to see why people have been sleeping under the stars – fog-shrouded as they may be at times – here for generations, beginning with the Ohlone, the first inhabitants of this area.

    When the U.S. Army left the Presidio, Rob Hill was a dusty, rustic site. In 2010, it received a major facelift with the addition of upgraded group campsites; clean, well-lighted restrooms; accessible paved pathways; and a building for educational programs. Improvements were funded by the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund.​

    Rob Hill’s modern amenities and urban location make it ideal for inexperienced or reluctant campers — you can bring your own gear or rent it at Sports Basement at Crissy Field.

    The Facilities

    Two group campsites are available for general public rental. Each site can accommodate up to 30 people and features a fire pit, a free-standing barbeque grill, food storage lockers, and picnic tables. Rob Hill has restrooms but no showers. The Great Room and Fire Circle are reserved for education programs only.

    Reserving a Campsite – 2018

    The campground will be open April 1 to October 31 for the 2018 season. The campground is currently full Saturdays and most Fridays.

    A reservation and permit are required for camping at Rob Hill. Use of a campsite is $125 per site per night, with a maximum stay of 3 nights. Payments are by credit card only; fees are non-refundable. A minimum of three working days is required to process reservations.

    We began accepting reservations for the entire 2018 season on 2/5/2018 at 9:00 am PST. Reservation requests will be processed first-come, first-served in the order that they are received via email. We do not accept reservations by phone.

    Military: All veterans, retired and active duty personnel get a reduced rate on campground use. Use of campsite is $75 per site per night. Military members must present a valid military ID with application form.

    2018 Rob Hill Campground Application and Payment Form PDF >>

    To request a site, please right click on the above link and Save Link As…, complete it, and email it tocamp@presidiotrust.gov(Mac Users: please print the form, fill it out, scan it, and send it to camp@presidiotrust.gov.)Some browsers are unable to open this form properly, so please make sure it is saved to your computer.

    Reservations are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and are confirmed via email. For questions, please call the Presidio Visitor Center at (415) 561-4323. Reservations cannot be made over the phone.

    Please Note

    • RV, pop-up and camper-truck camping is not allowed in the Presidio. No hook-ups available.
    • Reservations begin at 12 pm and end at 11 am the following day.
    • Service dogs are the only pets allowed.
    • Alcohol, smoking, firearms, explosives, and generators are not permitted.
    • Campsite permits come with four parking passes. Please park in the designated parking area; illegally parked vehicles are subject to ticketing and towing by the U.S. Park Police. Additional paid parking is close by for additional vehicles.
    • All sites are walk-in. ADA access to the sites is available. Vehicles are not permitted in the campground proper.
    • Each campsite is equipped with a fire pit (you must bring your own firewood) and a fixed charcoal barbeque grill. Please do not burn wood or charcoal when there is a Spare the Air alert in effect. Visit http://www.sparetheair.org to learn more.
    • Quiet time is 10 pm to 6 am.
    • No amplified music is allowed.
    • The campground cannot be considered a temporary residence.
    • Heavy rains and high wind advisory cancels. Please call the weather hotline (415) 561-2115 for updated information.
    • The Great Room and Fire Circle are reserved for education programs only. Please do not disturb the groups using these spaces.

    CAP Program

    Two of Rob Hill’s four group sites are reserved for the Camping at the Presidio (CAP) program, which provides youth with meaningful camping experiences. Through this ‘train the trainer’ program, the leaders of schools and community organizations are given the skills to bring groups of kids to explore the Presidio’s outdoors. These adventures offer hands-on learning and exploration. CAP leaders love “getting to know the kids in a different setting” and seeing their kids’ enthusiasm about simple natural wonders like a banana slug or the night sky. “The whole experience was truly magical!” said one CAP participant. CAP is a partnership of the Presidio Trust and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.

    Shelter Cove Campground and RV Park in Shelter Cove California is located on the “Lost Coast” of California. Providing full hookup RV, partial hookup RV and tent camping in an open setting on naturally irrigated soil (grass depends on recent moisture). Pull thru and backin sites on a slight grade with majestic views of the rugged Northern California Coastline. Sites have picnic tables and the office has a small store with supplies. There is a restaurant on site with tasty fried and specialty foods (popular for tourists coming to the area too).

    Access to this park is via the very windy and narrow two-lane road from the Benbow Area. Novice RV drivers or those not sure about their abilities should not try this route. There are numerous switchbacks, hairpins and steep elevation changes. Call ahead to local chambers of commerce or the park for current road conditions. Although big rigs can fit in the park you are, frankly, better off not taking a large coach or trailer out to this destination. The final decent is via a long and extremely steep decent.

    The Cape Mendocino Lighthouse, inactive, is located in a lot just across the road from the campground. There is a black sand beach located on the northern side of Shelter Cove. There is a boat launch located just across and down the slope from the park. The community is very very remote and primarily draws anglers, surfers and others looking to experience an incredibly remote beach experience. The RV park and campground is a place you come for the location, views and unique place to stay.

    the property is immediately adjacent to a small airport for private, non commercial planes. It is lightly used by single and dual prop planes that take off or land over the cliffs of the ocean.

    Webber Lake Campground in Sierraville California offers 45 primitive (no hookups) RV and tent camping sites adjacent to the shores of a fresh water lake. Recently opened to the public this facility provides access to a 5 mph max boating lake with boat ramp and world renown for fishing. Originally stocked in the 1800’s the land trust took over the property and maintains this setting. A 6 mile hiking trails meanders around the property through meadows. Advanced reservations are recommended.

    Sites have picnic tables and fire rings and are situated on packed . Up to a 50′ max RV the sites are situated in a wooded and shaded setting (note: The smaller the RV the better due to the forested setting and tight navigation).

    Portable toilets are currently in place while vault toilets and water service are being added. There is no dump station or water fill at the campground; come prepared. In addition the location is remote.

    Located off paved Jackson Meadows Road the short road to the campground and all of the interior campground roads are packed gravel. Overall a very unique location to camp.

    From the site: “And while few today are familiar with the campground, lake and adjoining Lacey Meadow, it was once a mainstay on the overland route to California during the Gold Rush. The last hotel along the historic Henness Pass wagon train route still stands on the property, one of the oldest standing buildings in Northern California dating back to 1860.”