Bair Island Ecological Reserve

Bair Island is composed of three islands: Inner, Middle and Outer, that encompass about 3,000 acres of former salt ponds. Approximately 2000 acres are within the Bair Island Ecological Reserve on the Middle and Outer islands and are being restored to tidal marshes.  Powered and non-powered boats are allowed in this area of the bay.  There are over 30 miles of sloughs that are accessible by kayak and row boat and during high tide by motor boat.  The area is home to many native species, endangered and protected species of birds, mammals, fish and plants.  It is an important stop for birds on the Pacific Flyway.


Closed Feb 15 - May 20. Boat access only.


There is a boat launch fee.


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1299 Chesapeake Dr, Redwood City, CA 94063

1299 Chesapeake Dr

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From 101, take 84 East/Seaport Blvd, turn left at Chesapeake Drive (second light), continue to the end of the road and the Port of Redwood City Launch Facility parking lot will be on your right.  The boat launch is just ahead by the dock.

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Phone: (707) 944-5500