Kirby Cove Campground

Sausalito, CA
National Campground
  • Tent


Kirby 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. Reservation packets will be sent via email. Please check your email about one month before your reservation to find your permits. Campers must provide their own water for drinking, cleaning, etc; bring enough water to last your entire stay Foghorns on the Golden Gate Bridge can be heard loud and clear; best to bring earplugs if staying overnight. Firewood must be nail and chemical free and purchased locally; gathering firewood is not allowed. Pets are prohibited, except trained guide and service animals. Raccoons, deer, coyotes and bobcats frequent the area: do not feed or approach wildlife; keep area clean of scented items and keep all food items locked in the provided food locker or in the trunk of your vehicle. Fire Danger: During Extreme Fire Danger Red Flag 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.

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  • ADA Accessible
  • BBQ
  • Fire Pit
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Food Locker
  • Picnic Table

RV Rentals

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, California, 94965