At entrance to China Camp Village, China
Camp State Park, on N San Pedro Rd, 5.3 mi SE of State
Hwy 101, Santa Venetia
From the plaque:
Wa Jen Ha Lio
One of the earliest, largest,
and most productive Chinese fishing villages in California,
China Camp was in operation by 1870. The Chinese immigrants
and their descendants introduced the use of commercial
netting to catch bay shrimp off Point San Pedro. The shrimp
were then dried and exported to Chinese throughout the
world. China Camp represents the last surviving Chinese
shrimp fishing village in California.
Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Marin Chinese Cultural Group, October 4, 1980.