Marin Headlands Visitor Center
Sausalito (near San Francisco), CA
San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, Pacific Coast of California. Temperatures are mild year around. Expect lows from 50-55 degrees and highs from 60-65. Fog is prevalent in the summer months from May-Sept. It is best to bring clothing that can be layered. Light Weight summer clothes are rarely comfortable to wear at Kirby cove. Foghorns on the Golden Gate Bridge can be heard loud and clear from Kirby Cove. Best to bring earplugs if you are staying overnight No more than 15 additional guests may visit campers during the day between 6 AM - 10 PM. Mile long dirt access road to camping area is steep, narrow and winding. The road is not wide enough to accommodate large vehicles or RVs. Walk-in tent site only. Sleeping in vehicles is prohibited.
Services & Amenities:
- Bbq Grills
- Fire Rings
- Picnic Tables
- Tent Area
- Toilet, Pit/Vault
Alerts and Important Information
90 day advance reservation only.
3 Nights Per Person Per Season -April 1-Oct 31
Example: Jane Camper may reserve site 1 on Mon/Site 2 on Tues/ Site 3 on Wed. or, any 1 site in May, 1 site in June, 1 site in July, etc.
Day Use Area: 3 days for the Season (April 1-Oct 31).
Racoon and Coyote Advisories.
Please keep all food locked in car truck or in locking coolers or use Food storage lockers that are provided.
Please do not feed or approach any wildlife.
Battery Townsley is now open the 1st Sunday of the month- 12pm -4pm.
Spare the Air
Spare the air links: http://airalert.sparetheair.org.
You can sign up for email notifications and alerts.
Fire Danger Info:
What Extreme Fire Danger and Red Flag Days mean: In Case of Emergency Call: (415) 561-5656 or 911.
All Fires and BBQ's in the Recreation Area will be banned.
Only self- contained gas stoves will be permitted at designated campgrounds and picnic areas.
Fire Management and or Law Enforcement staff will be posting "NO FIRES" signs at campgrounds, trailheads and appropriate beaches.
Fire Danger Ratings:
Low - Self-contained gas stoves in designated campgrounds, park provided grills (designated picnic areas and campgrounds), self-contained charcoal barbeques, beach open pitfires are all allowed.
Medium - Self-contained gas stoves in designated campgrounds, park provided grills (designated picnic areas and campgrounds), self-contained charcoal barbeques, beach open pitfires are all allowed.
High - Self-contained gas stoves in designated campgrounds, park provided grills (designated picnic areas and campgrounds), self-contained charcoal barbeques are allowed. Beach open pitfires are NOT allowed.
Extreme or Red Flag Warning - Self-contained gas stoves in designated campgrounds allowed. Park provided grills (designated picnic areas and campgrounds), self-contained charcoal barbeques and beach open pitfires are NOT allowed.
National Park Service Fire Management Web site:
Jun 14 2010 to Sep 13 2010
Apr 01 2010 -
Oct 31 2010
|TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC
|GROUP PICNIC AREA
Campground Phone: 415-331-1540
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777
Kirby Cove Campground Reservations