Get Involved

Visit Samuel P. Taylor State Park! Soak up as much information and inspiration as you can. If you’ll be coming to this or other California state parks frequently, buy a parks pass—an excellent way to save money and support state parks. 

Volunteer your time to assist visitors and protect the park. Among the possibilities are
Native Plant Restoration
Every second Friday and second Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., volunteers remove nonnative plants from the park. Volunteers can park for free at the end of the main picnic area near the Camp Taylor entrance and then take a short walk to the work site. Bring water and a snack if you like. Gloves and long pants are recommended. Plan to meet some great people and come away with a deep sense of satisfaction from helping to restore native habitat.

Camp Hosting
Camp hosts assist park visitors with registration, information, and firewood sales. They may also help the maintenance staff with minor projects. Each camp host should be willing to volunteer a minimum of 30 hours per week including weekends and holidays. Hosts must provide their own self-contained RV or trailer. For more information, click here, contact the ranger station at 415-488-9897 or send an email to

One Tam
The Tamalpais Lands Collaborative, also known as One Tam, offers volunteer opportunities in the region that includes Taylor. See the One Tam website for details.

Volunteers who serve at Samuel P. Taylor more than three days a year receive state park volunteer training. For more information, contact Marin District Volunteer Coordinator Cathleen Cannon at

Support non-profit groups working on behalf of this park, including Marin State Park Association, One Tam, and Save the Redwoods League.

On the League’s website, you can learn about other ways to get involved in redwoods protection—including taking a pledge, entering a photo contest, or becoming a citizen scientist.