China Camp

California State Historic Landmark 924

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#924 Wa Jen Ha Lio
One of the earliest 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.

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At entrance to China Camp Village, China Camp State Park, on N San Pedro Rd, 5.3 mi SE of US Hwy 101, Santa Venetia.


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