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San Rafael, California: China Camp

Historic Chinese fishing village. Also site of the grisly body-disposal "BBQ Murders" in 1975.

100 China Camp Village Rd, San Rafael, CA
From N. San Pedro Rd turn off toward the bay at the China Camp Village sign.
Daily 8 AM - Sunset Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Parking kiosk fee (cash only)
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China Camp.

China Camp

Historic Chinese fishing village in San Rafael; right along the bay. Frank Quan used to live at the camp and run the cafe, but since he passed away it has been run by volunteers. John Wayne's 1955 movie "Blood Alley" was filmed here. The BBQ Murders took place here.

[Missy, 01/28/2018]

The 1975 murders, by a 16-year-old girl and her 20-year-old boyfriend, took place in a nearby house. They became "The BBQ Murders" when the killers set the bodies on fire in a China Camp Park barbecue pit (no historical marker.)

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