Parks in San Mateo

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Coyote Point County Recreational Area (San Mateo)

This area is 670 acres of peninsula that hosts beaches, marshes, large lawns, a marina, and a nature museum. Paved and dirt paths are for hikers and bicyclists with some trails for pedestrians only.  The park has a Museum for Environmental Education with views of the Bay out their picture windows. There is also a one acre walk through wildlife habitats and gardens which includes an enclosed outdoor aviary, and animal exhibits with coyote, bobcat, porcupine, badger, raccoon, fox, reptiles, amphibians, and river otters. There are many parking lots scattered throughout the park. Restrooms are located at the museum and near the beach.