Take the Interlakes Trail or go by boat to explore one of America’s largest urban wetlands. Either way, you might find beavers, river otters, black-tailed deer, osprey, bald eagles and Western painted turtles. You’ll also find a water control structure that is restoring this network of sloughs, wetlands and forests.
See and do
- Walk the Interlakes Trail.
- From mid-April through late June, see the lakes up-close by paddling a kayak or canoe.
- Bring binoculars to look for the many birds that live here or pass through the area.
Know when you go
- Open from legal sunrise to legal sunset.
- Parking, restrooms, paths and the Interlakes Trail are wheelchair accessible.
- Dogs are not allowed, because they can damage sensitive habitat and threaten wildlife.
- Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
If you go by bicycle, use bike lanes on Marine Drive from the east or west. Bicycles are not allowed inside the natural area, but a bike rack is available.