Boating in Oakland

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Lake Merritt (Oakland)

Rent a pedalboat, canoe, kayak, sailboat or rowboat. They also provide boating classes. Sailing on the lake requires sailing certification, passing a sailing test, or taking one of their classes.  There are restrooms located behind the rental area.

Martin Luther King Jr Regional Shoreline (Oakland)

This is 741 acre park with 50 acre Arrowhead Marsh that is part of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network. A two lane boat launch is located at the south parking lot along Doolittle Drive. Motorized boats and hovercraft are not allowed in marshland areas. Motorized vessels are restricted during certain times of the year due to bird migration and nesting in the marshes. There are picnic areas, restrooms and drinking fountains.