Bothin Marsh Preserve

A cherished stretch of shoreline surrounded by residential communities.

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Naturalist Notes

  • This tidal wetland is a small reminder of the vast salt marshes that once surrounded San Francisco Bay.
  • The marsh serves more than 400 species of migratory birds traveling on the Pacific Flyway. Observe birds and wildlife quietly from a distance. Migrating birds are resting after their long flights.
  • The preserve is home to the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse and Ridgeway's rail.
  • Bothin Marsh is at the center of discussions about how climate change is affecting Marin coastlines.
  • Check out the iNaturalist field guide. Add your own observations.

Activities

dog on leash
Dogs On Leash
dog voice
Dogs Voice Control
fishing
Fish
hiking
Hike
kayaking
Kayak Canoe

Know Before You Go

  • Stay on roads and trails to preserve sensitive ecosystems and to avoid trespassing on private property.
  • Dress appropriately for the weather. Trails can be muddy during the rainy season.
  • Bring water.
  • There are no restrooms at this location.
  • Steer clear of poison oak.
  • After an outing, check for ticks.