Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve

 
 

For outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs, photographers and artists, the southern "original" Mare Island Hill and Historic Shoreline is an unique parkland. On behalf of the Mare Island Heritage Trust, I invite you to hike, bike, explore, paint, contemplate, picnic and participate in tours, outings and events at the Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve. Visit the Preserve open Friday through Sunday and holidays 10:00am-to one hour following sunset.


The Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve is a 215-acre park located at the south end of Mare Island on land that formerly served as the U.S. Navy's first Naval Ammunition Depot, founded in 1857. Until we opened it for regularly scheduled access in April 2008, the land was off-limits to the public due to past sensitive Navy munitions production and storage operations and more recent environmental cleanup.


The property was granted by the California Legislature through the State Lands Commission to the City of Vallejo for development as a historic and nature focused park for all Californians in 2002. As an all volunteer group we are committed to providing for regular public use of the first phase of the regional park that includes the oldest naval cemetery in the Pacific, founded in 1858 and the 130 acres leading to the hilltop vista point. Access is through arrangements with the U.S. Navy and the City of Vallejo.


It takes a host of individuals, non-profit groups, agencies, local and regional businesses, corporations and foundations working together to realize the reuse of abandoned military property like this site as parkland.


To subscribe to our e-newsletter, email us or call 707-249-9633.


Myrna Hayes, volunteer Preserve Manager

Mare Island Heritage Trust



Artist: Carlo Carlucci

 

The Preserve

regular Preserve Hours 
Open  Fri Sat Sun
10:00am – one hour after sunset (current closure time 9:00 pm)
 

Upcoming Events

  1. Overflow boat trips Sat July 11 9am-11am and 1pm-3pm Register with Dolphincharters.com

  2. Just in: Doris Sharrock will lead a closeup drive-to viewing of osprey and western gull nest sites in Vallejo (NOT on the Mare Island side of the river) Saturday morning, June 27, 10:00am-11:00am. Meet near the western end of Lemon St. one-half mile west of Sonoma Blvd/Hwy 29 in Vallejo. call 707-249-9633 for help with directions

  3. Fri-Sun Jun 26-28 3rd Annual San Francisco Bay Osprey Days guided hikes, presenters, boat trips (reserve DolphinCharters.com), fish tacos, art and photography show. Look for detailed schedule by June 18. Like SF Bay Osprey Days on Facebook

  4.   Sat Jul 11 Hike Southshore 10am-12noon meet at visitor center 167 O’Hara Ct @ Railroad Ave. Mare Island, Vallejo, CA

 
Click here for  Info.
San Pablo Bay Trail 
open Daily till sunset
entrance at
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Photo: Celeste Langstaff

Photo: Eric Dugan

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