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Deer Island

Deer Island

Source: Marin County Parks
Deer Island Preserve
Sunday, June 12, 2022, 10am – 2pm

Deer Island

No longer a true island, this small preserve is still a wildlife oasis at the edge of urban Novato and the surrounding seasonal wetlands. The forest and grasslands here are home to a variety of birds (including many breeding raptors), reptiles, insects, and wildflowers. This walk is only a couple of miles long but includes a slow climb to the ridge and a fairly steep downhill section.

Remember to bring a lunch and binoculars if you have them. We request that no pets (except service animals) attend.

Air Quality Index (AQI) that exceeds 150 on, or other extreme weather may cancel events. Check the calendar or call (415) 473-6086 after 8 am on the morning of the event to hear a recorded message if canceled.

Save time on the day of the event by signing in nowFor more information contact, Shannon Burke at

Directions: Meet at the gate on Deer Island Ln in Novato., From Hwy 101 in Novato, take the exit for Atherton Ave east 1.7 miles. Turn right onto Olive Ave and left onto Deer Island Ln. The gate is on your right.