This paddle starts as not much more then a creek by a bridge that then runs through farmland and pastures for six miles until it empties out into Bodega Bay. We can stop for lunch at the sand flats. Distance: 12 miles
This is a fall paddle so bringing extra layers will be important. Also, come with usual equipment, (PFD, paddle float etc.) as we would on any other event. Also take into account that this is a fairly long paddle.
Parking is available and the directions are the following: Hwy 101 to Petaluma, take East Washington St. exit, follow signs to Bodega Bay, Washington turns into Bodega Ave then Hwy 1, In Valley Ford take left at Dinucci’s Italian Restaurant onto Valley Ford Estero Road. Cross the bridge and make the next left onto Marsh Road and then an immediate left onto a semi-paved road to the put in point. (38.309618,-122.935786) for you GPS types.
Finally, there are no rentals close by this launch site. The only shop in the area is in Petaluma at: Clavey Kayaks 409 Petaluma Blvd S Ste A, Petaluma, CA 94952 (707) 766-807