California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Tomales Bay Ecological Reserve - Marin County

Wildlife Viewing boating fishing hiking Waterfowl Hunting Allowed Hunting with Shotgun Allowed
The symbols above are activities permitted on this Ecological Reserve. Click for more info.

Phone Number: (707) 944-5500

Maps: Directional Map (PDF)   Map of Boat Ramp location (PDF)

Special Restrictions: closed March 1 - June 30 for protection of nesting birds. The southeasterly shoreline along Hwy 1 is open all year for fishing access.

Location: South end of Tomales Bay near Bivalve and north of Pt. Reyes Station.

Directions: Boat access at Miller's Landing on Hwy 1, about 12 miles north of Pt. Reyes Station. Hand-launched boat access may be found at turnout on Hwy 1 near Bivalve.

Description: 483 acres of salt marsh and tidal flats consisting of pickleweed, arrow grass, gum plant, salt bush and salt grass. Lagunitas Creek drains into the southern part of the ecological reserve. Waterfowl , shorebirds, brown pelican, Calif clapper and black rail inhabit Tomales Bay. Fish species include stripped bass, flatfishes, sculpin, surf perch, walleye, salmon, steelhead. Waterfowl hunting is permitted.

PLEASE NOTE: Area regulations are subject to change. Special restrictions on recreational uses, hunt days and methods of take are listed in the current year's issue of Hunting and Other Public Uses on State and Federal Areas, available at CDFW offices and places where licenses are sold.


ST/WLB 10/08