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Golden Gate National Recreation Area is an urban oasis in the heart of San Francisco. It's one of the most popular outdoor recreation destinations in the Bay Area, luring visitors with scenic hiking trails, postcard-perfect beaches, historic attractions, and, of course, million-dollar views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco skyline. In fact, Golden Gate National Recreation Area is so popular that it's one of the most visited parks in the United States, welcoming more than 15 million visitors a year.

Planning a getaway to the Golden Gate City? Book an RV in Marin County and you can save on accommodation and enjoy the freedom and flexibility of a home on wheels. Spend a few nights RV camping near the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, then explore nearby parks like the Point Reyes National Seashore, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, and Mendocino National Forest. San Francisco camper rentals also unlock the opportunity to tick off iconic California national parks such as Yosemite, Joshua Tree, and Sequoia.

Getting Outdoors

Golden Gate National Recreation Area occupies more than 80,000 acres of prime Bay Area real estate, including sections on the north and south sides of the Golden Gate Bridge. Alcatraz Island is one of the signature landmarks, serving as a maximum-security federal prison until 1963. Today, guided tours take you behind the scenes of the notorious prison, which housed the likes of Al Capone and the Anglin Brothers.

Golden Gate National Recreation Area is a biological jewel, made up of 19 individual ecosystems and supporting more than 2,000 species of flora and fauna. More than 130 miles of trails wind through the area and showcase the unique habitats and geology. Depending on where you hike, you'll also unlock stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco Bay, and Marin Headlands. To the north, Muir Woods National Monument is a primeval forest that gets you up close with towering old-growth coast redwoods.

On the south side of the Golden Gate Bridge, Presidio of San Francisco is an outdoor playground for locals and visitors alike. Soak up the sunshine in Crissy Field, enjoy a picnic on the grassy foreshore, or bite into San Francisco's legendary culinary scene. In the San Mateo County section of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, you can explore the clifftop trails of Mori Point and the wildflower-strewn grasslands of Sweeney Ridge.

Camping at Golden Gate National Recreation Area

RV camping near Golden Gate National Recreation Area offers a unique chance to sleep under the stars in San Francisco. Choose from a handful of RV parks within a 30-minute drive of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Marin RV Park is a firm favorite, offering 87 spacious sites with water and electricity hookups. Golden Gate Trailer Park is another option, with daily rates, full hookup sites, modern restrooms, and friendly service.

If you're tent camping, Golden Gate National Recreation Area offers four campgrounds – Bicentennial, Hawk, Haypress, and Kirby Cove. They're a great option if you're traveling with camping gear and want to spend a night at Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Venture further afield and you'll find a good selection of RV-friendly campgrounds in Marin County and along the Sonoma Coast. A 45-minute drive northwest, Samuel P. Taylor State Park offers spacious sites shaded by majestic redwoods. Further north, San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA promises everything you'd expect from the international brand, including a pool, spa, and fast Wi-Fi.

Exploring the Area

It's hard to resist the allure of San Francisco, an iconic U.S. city famous for its vibrant neighborhoods. Soak up the waterfront scene and check out the famous Pier 39 sea lions in Fisherman's Wharf, admire pastel-colored Victorian homes in Alamo Square, browse designer boutiques in Union Square, and get lost in the alleyways of one of the oldest Chinatowns in the United States. The Golden Gate City also boasts a bevy of big-ticket attractions, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Coit Tower. San Francisco also offers a huge selection of rental motorhomes near Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

If you prefer natural landscapes over urban scenes, head up the coast to the Point Reyes National Seashore. It's perched on a windswept peninsula and protects more than 100 square miles of pristine Pacific Ocean coastline. The park is a haven for marine mammals and sea birds, with the chance to spot gray whales, harbor seals, and snowy plovers. It also offers great motorhome camping options. To the south, laid-back beach towns like Half Moon Bay feel worlds away from the buzz of San Francisco. Stretch your legs on the scenic California Coastal Trail, savor a lobster roll, and watch surfers take on mavericks, one of the biggest and most challenging breaks on the planet.

RV Rentals in Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA

Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Outdoorsy's Golden Gate National Recreation Area RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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What's around Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA

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Popular Nearby Trails

Hiking Trail Location
Upper Fishermans Trail Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA
Golden Gate Gems- Hawk Hill, Kirby Cove, and Point Bonita Lighthouse Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA
Rodeo Valley Loop Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA
Hawk Hill Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA
Rodeo Valley Trail To Miwok Trail Loop Via Coastal Trail Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA
Slacker Hill Trail Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA
Marin Headlands Loop Trail- Coastal Trail, Miwok Trail, Bonita Lighthouse Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA
Marin Headlands Rodeo Lagoon Trail Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA
Lower Fishermans Trail Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA
Gerbode Valley Loop Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA

Popular Nearby Campgrounds

Campground Location
San Francisco RV Resort San Mateo County, CA
Olema Campground Marin County, CA
Anthony Chabot Regional Park Alameda County, CA
Pelican Point RV Park San Mateo County, CA
San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA Sonoma County, CA
Santa Cruz North / Costanoa KOA San Mateo County, CA
Del Valle Family Campground Alameda County, CA
River Bend Resort Sonoma County, CA
Casini Ranch Family Campground Sonoma County, CA
Santa Cruz Harbor RV Park Santa Cruz County, CA

Popular Nearby Parks

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Recommendations for Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA from Outdoorsy Owners

Samuel P Taylor State Park

Right off the road, this place is perfect for anyone wanting to experience camping in a Redwood forest right next to a small river where you might catch salmon spawning at the right time of year.

Jun 16, 2019
Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve

Sibley Regional Preserve is a former volcano that now is a delightful place to stroll around on a sunny day and experience the hills of Oakland.

Feb 5, 2018
Lake Merritt

Oaklands gem. Fairyland, bird sanctuary, paddle boat rentals, even a Gondola service. Dine at the Lake Chalet or visit one of the many nearby Chinatown restaurants.

Cheap Kid-friendly Historic Rainy Good weather Day trip
May 31, 2017

Just your typical WALMART parking lot. Haven't used it but assume it's like all the others.

May 31, 2017
California Canoe & Kayak Oakland

Rent a kayak or SUP to paddle at Historic Jack London Square for a view of Oakland you can't see any other way!

Hiking Fishing Overnight
May 29, 2017

Eat around the world in the space of a couple of blocks and sample boutique ice cream, micro brews and wine cellars. Food trucks and outdoor movie night Summer Thursdays.

May 29, 2017
Redwood Regional Park

Amazing Bay views, Soaring Redwoods, Great mountain biking, hiking, and even horseback riding.

Dog-friendly Cheap Hiking Kid-friendly Day trip
May 29, 2017
Mount Tamalpais

Medium-difficulty trails. Loops that showcase the diversity of the Bay Area ecosystems, from streams winding through forests to open meadows to epic ocean views. Perfect for families and furry friends

Hiking Sightseeing Day trip
Mar 20, 2017

Recent Outdoorsy trips to Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA

San Francisco

I took the Revel up to San Francisco for a Regatta. The Rig was perfect for changing and showering off outside and warming up inside after 6 Hours on the bay.

Ocean View Day trip Scenic
Jan 27, 2020
San Francisco

Drove up and toured San Francisco saw the Redwoods at Muir woods and the last sunrise of the decade over the golden gate Bridge, came down through big sur, spent a night on a wharf in Monterey, watched the sunset on a gold course in santa Barbara l, stayed at an rv park right on the shore in Malibu. We got a private tour of NASA JPL and saw the Mar 2020 rover before its set to launch. Toured Los Angeles and finally drove down to San Diego.

Jan 15, 2020
San Francisco

An amazing 12 day trip.

Budget Happy Hour Nearest to Dropoff Has Air Has Coffee Boondocking Dog-friendly Bike Rental
Jan 11, 2020
San Francisco

Round trip starting in SF during winter break. About 2800 miles in total vising National Parks of West Coast.

Has Coffee Boondocking Ocean View Quiet Most Beautiful Hiking Historic Sightseeing Scenic
Jan 10, 2020
San Francisco


Jan 10, 2020
San Francisco

Went to fisherman’s wharf, then stopped at the Winchester mystery house in San Jose.

Jan 6, 2020
San Francisco

I went from LA where i took 5he car to San Francisco by highway 5 and went down all the Highway 1 to San Diego in a 10 days trip :)

Budget Ocean View Sleep Under The Stars Most Beautiful Cheap Hiking Good weather Overnight Day trip Chill Scenic Free
Dec 26, 2019
San Francisco

Road trip from LA to SF.

Dec 4, 2019
San Francisco

Sight seeing and camping around Monterey, Half Moon Bay and poi t Reyes.

Nearest to Dropoff Has Coffee Glamping Social Scene Ocean View Sleep Under The Stars Cheap Hiking Sightseeing Good weather Chill Scenic
Nov 21, 2019

Ate, slept, traveled and explored

24-7 Has Air Dog-friendly
Oct 30, 2019
San Francisco

Drive up the coastal highway.

Oct 13, 2019
San Francisco

We spent the week traveling, hiking, exploring and falling in-love with nature and ourselves!

Oct 9, 2019