San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge
In response to rapidly disappearing wetlands and its prime location within the Pacific Flyway, the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge was created in 1974 to protect migratory birds, wetland habitat, and endangered species.
2100 Sears Point Road
Sonoma CA, 95476
In response to rapidly disappearing wetlands and its prime location within the Pacific Flyway, the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge was created in 1974 to protect migratory birds, wetland habitat, and endangered species. The refuge and San Pablo Bay supports the largest wintering population of canvasbacks on the west coast, and protects the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse and the California clapper rail.
San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge provides numerous recreation opportunities that includes wildlife viewing, wildlife photography, hiking, boating, fishing, and hunting. Regulation of these recreation activities allow for public enjoyment of the refuge while still protecting the wildlife and habitats.
San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge is open year-round during daylight hours. Check with the refuge office for the latest update on trail closures, wildlife concerns, maintenance and management activities.
Wildlife & water
San Paplo bay is a wildlife reserve and its north of San Francisco. It’s probably interesting to go into it closer but that doesn’t really interest me.
Fine walk on nice day
Lovely views with lots of aquatic birds. Great 2.4 mile walk along bay toward East. Shorter walks to the west. Don’t expect much fun in high winds or hot weather. Not many people, so social...
Different perspective on Sonoma Valley
This is a great place for an easy hike/walk with or without kids. We entered at Reclamation Road (extension of Lakeville Highway south of Hiway 37) and parked in the free lot. From there it’s an easy...