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Temescal Regional Recreation Area

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

Just minutes away from downtown Oakland, Lake Temescal is a popular swimming, fishing and picnicking spot . Originally constructed as ...

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July 01, 2003 by Gordy Slack

Lakes aren't a natural feature of the coast range landscape. But since cities need places to store drinking water, we drowned some valleys for reservoirs. While precious creek habitat was lost, these man-made lakes now draw bald eagles and other wildlife, as well as thousands of human visitors for swimming, fishing, boating and other summer pastimes.

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