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One Tam: many ways to give back to the mountain that gives us so much

The Tam Van, Our Mobile Visitor Center

Looking for a family-friendly outing? Interested in Forest Health? 

Explore Mt. Tam’s wild side with a visit to the Tam Van, our mobile visitor center

For those looking for maps and information to help launch your adventure on Mt. Tam, we invite you to visit the Tam Van! In addition to general information, enjoy activities for kids and for the young-at-heart; test your animal ID skills and win prizes; learn how to join our wildlife camera study and other conservation programs on the mountain.

Throughout the month of June, find the Tam Van at Lake Lagunitas and learn about forest health! 

The Tam Van is now stationed at Lake Lagunitas (map) where we are focusing on the health of our forests and sharing updates about One Tam's Forest Health Initiative. Stop by the Tam Van anytime (even when we are not there) and pick up a brochure with a map and self-guided tour around Lake Lagunitas to learn more. 

If you would like to arrange for a group visit to the Tam Van at Lake Lagunitas in June, please reach out to Monica Stafford at 

Interested in volunteering at the Tam Van?  

Share your love of nature and Mt. Tam by helping us staff the Tam Van. We are particularly in need of support throughout the months of April and June. If interested, please contact Monica Stafford at and we'll be in touch with more information. 

About the Tam Van

In a quest to educate current park users and inspire new audiences to explore the parks, One Tam created the “Tam Van” mobile visitor center: a retrofitted bread truck that travels to park sites and communities across Marin County. Staff and volunteers dispense maps, trail guides, program information, and friendly advice on how people can make the most of their visit. Since 2015, it has been providing many of the functions of a visitor center, at a fraction of the cost of constructing a permanent facility, and it reaches new audiences that find it difficult to get to the parks due to distance or limited transit options. 

The Tam Van is largely funded by Measure A. Thank you Marin County residents!


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