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.
This area is 670 acres of peninsula that hosts beaches, marshes, large lawns, a marina and a nature museum. There is a jetty that is a great place to fish. There are boat launches at the marina. There is plenty of parking with many parking lots scattered throughout the park. Restrooms are located at the museum and near the beach.
The marina is home to a boat launching ramp, fuel dock and a 300 foot fishing pier with bait & tackle store. The site has a restaurant, picnic facilities, a 2.5 acre sandy beach, plenty of parking and restrooms.