Bay Nature Parks List

We've got maps and directions to over 400 great Bay Area nature parks, from Monterey to Mendocino, from San Francisco to Solano!

Acalanes Ridge Open Space Preserve

167 acres, managed by Walnut Creek, City of, Contra Costa County

Agate Beach

A great beach for walking and beachcombing, on the ocean side of Bolinas. Very low tides expose Duxbury Reef, among

14 acres, managed by Marin County Open Space District, Marin County

Alameda Creek Regional Trail

The 12-mile long multi-use Alameda Creek Regional Trail hugs both banks of Alameda Creek from the mouth of Niles Canyon

667 acres, managed by East Bay Regional Park District, Alameda County

Alameda National Wildlife Refuge

The most successful least tern nesting colony in California thrives on what remains of an old runway at this former

1014 acres, managed by United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Alameda County

Alcatraz (GGNRA)

Everyone knows this island in the Bay for its prison, but did you know it’s home to historic gardens and

22 acres, managed by National Park Service, San Francisco County

Almaden Quicksilver County Park

During early spring, the Almaden Quicksilver Park offers a spectacular wildflower display, and the remnants of the mercury mining era

4153 acres, managed by Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Dept., Santa Clara County

Alston Park

163 acres, managed by City of Napa, Napa County

Alto Bowl Open Space Preserve

This ridgeland between Corte Madera and Mill Valley was once proposed for a housing development, but was preserved and added

92 acres, managed by Marin County Open Space District, Marin County

Alum Rock Park

The first municipal park in the state, Alum Rock Park is nestled in the foothills of the Diablo Range and

598 acres, managed by San Jose, Santa Clara County

Trails

Alviso Marina County Park

This small park is a great access point to the much larger Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge

19 acres, managed by Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Dept., Santa Clara County

Anderson Lake County Park

This seven-mile long reservoir is popular for power boat enthusiasts, bicyclists, equestrians, picnickers, and nature lovers.

3144 acres, managed by Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Dept., Santa Clara County

Angel Island State Park

Over 13 miles of trails and spectacular panoramic views are available to visitors to Angel Island State Park, the biggest

771 acres, managed by California Department of Parks and Recreation, Marin County

Annadel State Park

Bordering the eastern edge of Santa Rosa, Annadel has hiking, mountain biking, and horsebackriding, and wildflowers grace its hills abundantly

5105 acres, managed by California Department of Parks and Recreation, Sonoma County

Ano Nuevo State Park

The Ano Nuevo Reserve hosts North America’s largest colony of elephant seals. Some are here year-round, but winter is the

1256 acres, managed by California Department of Parks and Recreation, San Mateo County

Anthony Chabot Regional Park

Anthony Chabot Park offers picnic areas and miles of beautiful hiking, riding, and bicycling through grasslands, chaparral, and eucalyptus groves

5078 acres, managed by East Bay Regional Park District, Alameda County

Trails

Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge

The remnant sand dunes at Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge provide the only remaining home for for several species including

71 acres, managed by United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Contra Costa County

Antioch Regional Shoreline

Pier fishing is the main attraction of this park on the southern shore of the Delta.
The park’s 550-foot long

6 acres, managed by East Bay Regional Park District, Contra Costa County

Ardenwood Historic Farm

Come learn about the agricultural practices of California in the late 19th century at this historic working farm at a

203 acres, managed by East Bay Regional Park District, Alameda County

Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve

Walk among ancient giants at this redwood park just north of the Russian River.
The 805 acres of Armstrong Redwoods

729 acres, managed by California Department of Parks and Recreation, Sonoma County

Austin Creek State Recreation Area

A paradise for the hiker and equestrian, this rugged park of open woodlands, steep hills, and grassy meadows provides a

5525 acres, managed by California Department of Parks and Recreation, Sonoma County

 
 
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