Steep Ravine- Camping

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Steep Ravine is straight out of a fairy tale. A coastal, camping kind of fairy tale set in Northern California. Cozy rustic cottages line the steep rocky cliffs, as cold and heavy waves break below.

Written by

Emily Staples


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Destination Distance From Downtown

13.5 miles


1 of 5 diamonds

Time To Complete

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All Seasons

Dog Friendly


Fees Permits


$75 per night



Steep Ravine is just off of the legendary Highway One near Stinson Beach. If you forget anything the town has it all: a bookstore, restaurant and market. Fun surf breaks are within 10 miles and hiking and biking trails are right out your cottage door.

What Makes It Great

Steep Ravine is a one-of-a-kind, campground sandwiched between Highway One and the Pacific Coast. It’s rustic in a charming way, with no electricity and primitive sleeping quarters. It has all the amenities for a comfortable visit (running water, bathrooms, and fire pits) and you feel like you’re exploring an enchanting make-believe place, like Rivendale, “The Last Homely House East of the Sea”.

If you don’t have one of nine cabins reserved, you can also reserve space to pitch a tent nearby. At Steep Ravine you’re sitting on the edge of the world, feet dangling off the cliff, you might gaze out at the ocean and notice a big “something” in the water. Well, whale watching is a common hobby here, too.

Who is Going to Love It

The folks that have managed to score a reservation, (make yours about 7-months in advance, on the first of the month) families, groups and wildlife enthusiasts will fall head over heels for Steep Ravine. Young and old seek relaxation and good vibes here year round, in rain or shine.

Adventure types who appreciate the simple life will also love it here. Come well prepared and you’ll be telling stories about Steep Ravine to your grandkids someday.

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

Steep Ravine is just off of Shoreline Highway (Hwy 1) near Stinson Beach. To access it by car, turn left onto the fire road at the Steep Ravine sign. Open the gate, and travel a few hundred yards down the fire road to the campgrounds. Dogs are not welcome, but there is plenty of wildlife to watch.

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Steep Ravine

San Francisco, CA, 94970
37.88331, -122.628359

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