Camp Tamarancho, central Marin County

Located in the heart of beautiful Marin County, this scenic year-round camp property is located just two miles uphill from Sir Francis Drake Blvd outside Fairfax village. Camp Tamarancho has over 412 acres of grassy meadows, oak- and madrone-covered knolls, and redwood-forest canyons along Fairfax Ridge with amazing views of the North Bay stretching from Mt. Tamalpais to Mt. Diablo.  Among this idyllic setting, there are a dozen spacious group campsites, three 4-person rustic cabins and four 8-person Adirondack shelters. Other facilities include a commercial kitchen, a large meeting hall, and the "Green Bar" training area with its own historic leaders' cabin and newly-remodeled showerhouse. The camp is about 45 minutes from San Francisco and just over an hour from the central East Bay.

Developed program areas include Archery, Rifle and Tomahawk ranges, a small lake with swimming/canoeing/fishing, a sports field, several picnic areas, lots of hiking and backpacking access to the Marin Open Space Preserve, and a world-class single-track mountain-biking trail network. There are two large family camping areas each with their own parking.  Annual events conducted at Tamarancho include a Winter Pinewood Derby Workshop, Spring Family Fiesta wknd, Summer Cub Scout Day Camp weeks, Fall Cub Scout Adventure wknd, District Camp-O-Rees, Order of the Arrow induction ceremonies, and many leadership training programs including NYLT, BALOO, IOLS, and WoodBadge.  Email the Marin Council Service Center or phone 415-454-1081 to place your reservations soon.


Wildlife at Camp Tamarancho

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Poison Oak            Mushrooms            Ticks

Yellow-jacket Wasp            Black-Widow Spider            Rattlesnake

Raccoon            Striped Skunk            Grey Fox

Coyote            Bobcat            Mountain Lion            Black Bear


Camp Tamarancho, Marin County // Aerial Drone Video by Mike Jetter Aerials LLC on Vimeo.


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225 West End Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone:  415-454-1081
Fax:  415-454-5511