California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Albany Mudflats Ecological Reserve - Alameda County

Wildlife Viewing Fishing Allowed Hiking Allowed
The symbols above are activities permitted on this Ecological Reserve. Click for more info.

Phone Number: (707) 944-5500

Map: Directional Map (PDF)

Location: East side of San Francisco Bay between Albany and Richmond and north of Golden Gate Fields.

Directions: I-80 or I-580 to Central Ave. in Albany, then west toward Pt. Isabel Regional Shoreline and Eastshore State Park provides access to the northern boundary of the ecological reserve. The S.F. Bay Trail skirts the north, east and south portions of the reserve. To access the southern portion take Buchanan Street west of I-80 towards the Albany Bulb to the Waterfront/Bay Trail.

Description: 160 acres of tidal mudflats with a narrow band of salt marsh, pickleweed, cordgrass vegetation for shorebirds and waterfowl. Large numbers of shorebirds, herons, egrets, feed on the mudflats at ebb tide while diving and dabbling ducks, gulls and terns forage at flood tide.

Fishing is allowed along the shoreline.

Hunting is not permitted within city limits.

PLEASE NOTE: Area regulations are subject to change. Special restrictions on recreational uses, hunt days and methods of take are listed in the current year's issue of Hunting and Other Public Uses on State and Federal Areas, available at CDFW offices and places where licenses are sold.

ST/WLB 10/08