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Coyote Point Recreation Area

1701 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo, CA 94401 Park Headquarters 650-573-2592 Police, Fire, or Medical Emergency 911

San Mateo County Parks

Reservations 650-363-4021 General information 650-363-4020 www.SMCoParks.org

The Department manages parks, trails, and historic sites to preserve public lands and provide opportunities for education and recreation. The system’s 18 parks, regional, county, and local trails, and two historic sites are located throughout the County and encompass nearly 16,000 acres.

The parks represent our region’s wondrously diverse natural settings, from rugged tidepools, lush mountain forests, and remote campsites to Bayfront shoreline, sunny picnic areas, and popular playgrounds.

The Department sells annual passes, offering unlimited entrances to all County Parks for a year.

Support your parks

You can volunteer to help rangers protect and improve parklands and serve park visitors.

The San Mateo County Parks Foundation raises funds to improve the quality of County Parks for our community. For information, visit www.SupportParks.org.

San Mateo County Parks

Wild places & friendly spaces

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Coyote Point

A San Mateo County Park

Wild places & friendly spaces

Coyote Point Recreation Area

Right on San Francisco Bay, this rocky peninsula and beach offers many adventures on both land and water.

The Park’s 149 acres of land include many picnic areas, playgrounds, trails, a gravel beach, and shing spots. The 538 underwater acres of the Recreation Area offer opportunities for windsurng, sailing, kayaking, and swimming. Board sports equipment can be rented at the Beach Center.

The Recreation Area includes the Coyote Point Marina, the Coyote Point Pistol and Rie Range, CuriOdyssey – a museum for environmental education, and the private Coyote Point Yacht Club.

Natural features

Coyote Point was once an island in San Francisco Bay, separated from the mainland by salt marsh. In the 1800s, the marsh was lled to create pastureland. The area was later used as a wharf for freight.

Today, Coyote Point’s windy, salty environment supports distinctive stands of eucalyptus and Monterey cypress. Remnant salt marsh, the beach promenade, the marina, and the breakwater provide habitat for a number of native shorebirds and songbirds.

The rugged, windy Recreation Area is mostly at, with a knoll that offers lovely vistas of the Bay.

Activities and facilities

This scenic Recreation Area was recognized by Bay Area Parent Magazine as a 2008 “Best of the Best” Playground and Outdoor Recreation Area.

The Magic Mountain Playground features six slides, a three-story castle play structure, enchanting purple dragons, and plenty of room to run.

The trails that cross the park are great for walking, running, and bicycling. The San Francisco Bay Trail crosses the south side of the Recreation Area.

The Recreation Area includes many drop-in picnic areas, as well as open spaces for kite-ying.

Several facilities are available for reservation year- round, including group picnic areas, RV camps, and the Captain’s House Conference Center, which accommodates up to 30 people. To make reservations, visit www.SMCoParks.org or call 650-363-4021.

Additional facilities in the recreation area include: Coyote Point Marina 650-573-2594 CuriOdyssey 650-342-7755 Coyote Point Rie Range 650-573-2557 Coyote Point Yacht Club 650-347-6730

Jack Yaco

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