Anderson Marsh State Historic Park

The Park is located at the southeast corner of Clear Lake, at the formation of Cache Creek, on Hwy 53 between the Cities of Lower Lake and Clearlake, in Lake County, California. Clear Lake is the largest natural lake wholly within the borders of California. Consisting of 1065 acres, the Park includes 540 acres of mainly aquatic tule marsh classified as a Natural Preserve that provides valuable wildlife habitat and one of the largest Great Blue Heron Rookeries on Clear Lake. The Park contains archeological sites of the Southeastern Pomo that are at least 10,000 years old, as well as a 19th Century Ranch House and Barn complex built by the first European settlers on the land. There are hiking and boating trails that allow the visitor to experience several protected habitats within the Park, including freshwater marsh, oak woodland, grasslands and riparian woodland.

Covid 19 Update

UPDATE (May 21, 2020) – As California State Parks begins working with locals on a phased and regionally-driven approach to increase access to state park units where compliance with state and local public health ordinances can be achieved, it is important for visitors to continue to practice physical distancing and avoid congregating with people outside their immediate household. Everyone has the responsibility to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Here are some guidelines for people visiting Anderson Marsh SHP:

What is open now?
Anderson Marsh SHP is now open to limited parking for day-use recreation at the following facilities:

  • Trails for active recreation such as hiking, running, and bird watching.


What is currently closed at this park and throughout the State Park System?

At this park:

  • Campgrounds
  • Visitor Centers
  • Picnic Areas
  • Congregate and high touch areas

Statewide:

  • Campgrounds.
  • High public-use indoor facilities, including museums and visitor centers.
  • Special events and tours continue to be canceled until further notice.


Are there any new visitor guidelines?

Yes, please see below:

  • Stay Local: Stay close to home. Walk or bike into the park. Parking may be limited. Do not take road trips to parks and beaches or to neighboring states.
  • Stay Active: Keep walking, jogging, hiking and biking. Watch for one-way trails.
  • Stay Safer at 6 Feet: Maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or more. Gatherings, picnics and parties are not allowed. Visitors will be asked to leave if there are too many people at the park, beach or on trails to allow for the required physical distance.
  • Stay Clean: Be prepared. Bring soap/sanitizer and pack out all trash.
  • Stay Covered: Please be sure to wear face coverings when you cannot maintain a safe 6-foot distance from others.


Thank you for your patience and continued support of California State Parks as we work to limit your risk for exposure to COVID-19 in the outdoors. For more information, please visit parks.ca.gov/FlattenTheCurve.

VISIT FAIRFIELD, CA

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FAIRFIELD, CA

Nestled in the heart of Northern California, amid rolling hills and farmland, you’ll discover some of the Golden State’s best-kept secrets in Fairfield. Located 45 miles from both San Francisco and Sacramento and just 15 miles from the world-famous Napa Valley, visitors will find Fairfield full of open spaces, quiet country roads, and acres of thriving vineyards.

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COMMUTE TIMES

The average commute to Sacramento is 51 minutes, Davis is 36 minutes, Napa is 48 minutes, Walnut Creek is 35 minutes, San Francisco is 55 minutes, and shopping in Vacaville is about 19 minutes with local grocery and dining all within a 5 to 10-minute drive.

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WEATHER

The summers are long, warm, arid, and mostly clear and the winters are short, cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 40°F to 87°F and is rarely below 31°F or above 97°F.

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BIKE FRIENDLY

With Fairfield's natural beauty and nice weather throughout the year, you'll enjoy both off-road trails and bike paths for exploring the area. Click here to explore safe paths and trails for all levels of experienced riders,

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FITNESS

Fairfield is accessible to a variety of fitness centers in and around town to choose from including some of our local favorites In-Shape, Anytime Fitness, Planet Fitness, snd more. Click here to see all clubs and gyms.

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PET FRIENDLY

The City of Fairfield is a very pet-friendly environment. Offering plenty of dog parks, walking trails, hiking trails, even our local shops and cafes offer a water bowl for the pooch.

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OUTDOOR FUN

Miles of hiking and biking trails expand over open, rolling grassland, through oak forests, and alongside pristine marshes. Kayak or paddle your way through the Suisun Marsh and witness native wildlife, or cast a line in nearby waterways or the tranquil bay.

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FARMERS MARKETS

Fairfield has no shortage of family-owned farms, each with deep roots in the community. As spring blossoms into summer, look for their farm stands or visit a farmer’s market where you’ll find fresh-picked goodness with that fresh-off-the-vine flavor.

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MALL SHOPPING

Solano Town Center in Fairfield hosts Dick's Sporting Goods, Best Buy, JCPenney, and Macy's department stores, and Dave & Buster's is opening soon! There are over 130 other shops and restaurants in the mall.

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Local Grocers

Raley's, Safeway, and Trader Joes make up the bulk of the big grocers. There are however many ethnic grocery stores including Super La Favorita Meat Market, Suisun Seafood Center, Delhi Bazar, and the International Market

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MOVIES

The Regal Edwards Fairfield 16 & IMAX. You will find the most up to date releases on 16 different screens offering just every time you could imagine. Plus they offer IMax and 3D movies all with stunning sound.