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January 12, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Celebrate winter with a beautiful short hike and lots of science at China Camp State Park. Join scientist and educator Sarah Ferner from San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve for a walk near the edge of China Camp’s tidal salt marsh during one of the highest high tides of the year – a King Tide. We will learn about the marsh, scientific research occurring there, and what king tides can teach us about sea level rise.  Click here to see a time-lapse video of a King Tide at China Camp. Due to the popularity of this event, we will be offering 2 events this year. This event is primarily for adults.

Dates: Sunday, January 12th, 12:30pm  & Sunday February 9th,  11:30am

Location: Turtleback Trailhead – see note. Click here for google map of location.

Difficulty: Easy to moderate hike, 1.5 miles


Important note about meeting place: Please enter the park from the East (Peacock Gap/Downtown San Rafael). If N. San Pedro Rd is flooded, the meeting location will be moved east of the flooding. Please do not drive through flooded areas.

What to be prepared for: Please dress appropriately for weather, including walking on trails that will likely be wet or muddy and standing still in windy conditions. This event is primarily for adults. What to bring: Camera, binoculars

Space is limited and reservations are required.

To reserve, GO HERE or send email to: or call (415) 456-0766.

Include your name, the number of participants, and your phone #.

We will reply to confirm your reservation.

Cancellation announcements will be posted on the FOCC website homepage.


January 12, 2020
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Friends of China Camp
(415) 488-5161
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China Camp State Park
1898 N San Pedro Rd
San Rafael, California 94901
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