This World Wide Web site is provided as a public service by the State Coastal Conservancy.

Information Ownership, Use and Distribution:

Information presented on this web site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. All documents and information may be freely distributed and used for non-commercial, scientific and educational purposes. Commercial use of the documents available from this server may be protected under the U.S. and foreign copyright Laws. Individual documents on this web site may have different copyright conditions that will be noted in those documents. Any communication or material transmitted to this web site by electronic mail or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions or the like will be treated as public information.

Criteria for Inclusion

The purpose of the Water Trail website is to encourage non-motorized small boat users to enjoy the historic, scenic, cultural, and environmental richness of San Francisco Bay and its nearby tributary waters. Sites, clubs, vendors, outfitters, and other organizations listed on this website are have the following characteristics:

  • Located within nine-county Bay Area.
  • Provide opportunity to access, experience, enjoy, learn about and contribute to a particular Bay-related natural, cultural, historical or recreational resource.
  • Primary purpose is recreation, conservation, interpretation, and/or education.

If you are aware of a club, vendor, outfitter, or other organization that should be included on our website, please contact us.

Photo Usage Policy

The Coastal Conservancy retains the rights to all images used on Some materials have been donated or obtained from individuals or organizations and may be subject to additional restrictions on use. Permission to use images from should be obtained in writing.

System Monitoring

This system is monitored to ensure proper operation, to verify the functioning of applicable security features, and for comparable purposes. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring. Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this system, to defeat or circumvent security features, or to utilize this system for other than its intended purposes are prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution.

Content Accuracy, Completeness, and Usability of Gateways Information

Information served here comes from a wide array of state, federal, regional, local, industrial, academic, and stakeholder partners. The Water Trail partners make every effort to provide and maintain accurate, complete, usable, and timely information on our website.


Partner-authored or produced data and information are in the public domain. While the content of most web pages is in the public domain, not all the information on our site is in the public domain. Some images/graphics are used by the Coastal Conservancy with permission. For other use, you may need to obtain permission from the copyright holder under copyright law.

Links to Web Pages

You are welcome to make a link to any of the web pages we have published on the Internet. There is no need to request permission.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

The documents posted on this website contain hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links and pointers are provided for the user’s convenience. The Coastal Conservancy does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. Further, the inclusion of links or pointers to particular items in hypertext is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed, or products or services offered, on these outside sites, or the organizations sponsoring the sites.


None of the Coastal Conservancy partners nor any of their employees, contractors, or subcontractors make any warranty, expressed or implied, nor assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information or data contained within the website. Reference within this website to any specific commercial products, processes, or services or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation or favoring by the Coastal Conservancy.


Map is not intended for navigation. Mudflats, shipping lanes, and other hazards are subject to change and may not exist as indicated on this map. For official navigation information, refer to official NOAA Navigation Charts.

Tidal, weather, and current conditions can vary substantially. Weather and tide information is provided by third-party data sources and the Water Trail makes no guarantee to their accuracy.

Data Credits

Association of Bay Area Governments: Water Trail Sites, Other Boat Launch Sites, Bay Trail, Other Trails, Ferry Terminals and Route, Shipping Channels, Security Exclusion Zones, Sea Haul-out, Rafting Bird Areas

GreenInfo Network:  Protected Areas (CPAD), Camping Sites

SFEI:  Baylands (with alterations by GreenInfo Network)

OpenStreetMap: Additional map data © OpenStreetMap contributors