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Marin County Parks Waiving Entrance Fees

Kayak to the bay, fire up the barbecue at Stafford or go on a hike

Photo: Marin County Parks
Photo: Marin County Parks

Marin is offering free entrance to three county parks between December 20 and January 5, in an effort to get more families to visit.

McNears Beach in San Rafael, Paradise Beach in Tiburon and Stafford Lake in Novato will all waive their fees. The move is aimed at encouraging more families to visit, especially during the holiday break.

All three parks are awesome places to fish, fly a kite, watch birds or have a picnic or barbecue. At McNears and Paradise, you can kayak, paddleboard and canoe in the bay. You can even take a polar-bear dip on New Year’s Day if you dare. At Stafford Lake, try out the renowned disc golf course or hike the little-known Stafford Lake Trail. 

In addition, you’ll get free entrance to two fun events: Learn to salt-water fish at Paradise on Dec. 27, and the Icebreaker Stand Up Paddle Board Races at McNears on Jan. 4.

For more information, including details about special events at Marin County parks, visit marinparks.org

Nanette Brichetto December 12, 2013 at 12:23 PM
How odd that a photo labelled Stafford Lake shows a dog. Dogs are not allowed at Stafford Lake. Isn't that the Indian Trees Trail and bridge in the photo?
Nanette Brichetto December 12, 2013 at 04:03 PM
There ya go... The updated photo is Stafford Lake.

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