Three bays are joined together that
provide long distance paddling opportunities.
Situated in the middle, between Suisun Bay to the
east and San Francisco
Bay to the south, lies San
San Pablo Bay navigable sloughs and open waters,
are extremely important waters due to fish and
wildlife populations.Kayaking is limited to the open
waters and navigable sloughs of northern San Pablo
Bay. Boat launches are located in Vallejo, Port
Sonoma and Hudeman Slough.
Most kayakers use Cullinan as an access. Eventual
formation of tidal marsh and slough channels within
Cullinan may provide better kayak suitability
eventually but full restoration of these marshes and
channels may also require future closures of some
areas that become inhabited by sensitive wildlife
China Camp State Park is located about four miles
east of the city of San Rafael. The park features
miles of hiking trails which can be congested with
park visitors on the weekends during the spring and
San Pablo Bay is a good destination to
catch striped bass and sturgeon, as well as perch
and shark, especially near the Richmond Bridge area,
by the Point Pinole Pier and on the east side of the
bay just south of the Mare Island Rock Wall. Kayak
fishing is going mainstream as an answer to the cost
of large powerboats, maintenance, and gasoline and
the problem and expense of finding a place to park
Open: China Camp State Park is open daily from
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the winter and 8:00 a.m.
to 10:00 p.m. in the summer. During the wintertime,
the prk gate is locked from 9:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.
and from 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. in the summer.
Kayaking is allowed daily year-round, twenty-four
hours a day with running lights on San Pablo Bay.
Fees: There is a fee to camp, to launch and for
Lake Facilities: The facilities include guided
nature walks, hiking and bicycling trails, fishing
from the piers and shoreline, windsurfing, hand
launch access and boating. Loch Lomond Marina 110 Loch Lomand
Ph: 415 454-7228