Reserve a Campsite

Want to reserve a campsite at Foothills Nature Preserve Towle Camp? Let us help! Follow the instructions below.

Towle Camp is a seasonal campground at Foothills Nature Preserve available to the public and their accompanied guests for tent camping from May 1 to October 31.

Online

Step 1.Rules & Requirements

  • Reservations must be made by an adult aged 21 years or more, who must be present for the entire reservation.
  • Reservations may be made up to a year in advance but must be made at least a week in advance. Same-day reservations are not accepted.
  • Your reservation time will begin at 2:00PM and end at 12:00PM.
  • There are eight tent camping sites. Sites 1 and 5 hold 16 people each (in up to 4 cars) while the other sites hold 8 people each (in up to 2 cars).
  • Each site has a tent pad, picnic table, charcoal barbeque, food locker, and water. Portable toilets and Zero Waste dumpsters (recycling, compost and landfill) are in the parking lot. 
  • Visit the Towle Camp website and become familiar with the different sites, arrival/departure information, vehicles and parking, dogs, fire permits, etc.

Step 2.Documents Needed

  • Enjoy! Online account.
  • Credit card required for payment.

Step 3.Online Reservation

  • Enjoy! Online - City of Palo Alto, uses Rec1 for online reservations.

Reservation / Availability Website

Towle Camp Website

Step 4.We'll Get Back to You

  • By reserving online, you will be able to receive immediate confirmation of your reservation and check transaction history. For questions, e-mail csd@cityofpaloalto.org. Staff will get back to you within 1 business day.