Virtual Guidebook to Marin and the North Bay Counties
Giacomini Wetlands and Lagunitas Creek
near Point Reyes Station, Point Reyes National Seashore California


The south end of Tomales Bay is very shallow, a rich habitat for waterfowl. Former pastureland owned by the Giacomini Diary has been acquired by the park service and is now being restored as wetlands.

Lagunitas Creek flows out of the mountains here into its own small estuary. Improvements throughout its drainage area, but especially here near the mouth, are being made in an effort to restore a healthy run of steelhead, sea-going trout that swim upstream to breed then return to the ocean.



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The old Giacomini barn above the restored wetlands area

(April 10, 2011)


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Both uplands and seasonal wetlands have been rehabilitated as part of the Giacomini project

(April 10, 2011)


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Lagunitas Creek, site of a summer dam for many years before restoration of the Giacomini Wetlands

(April 10, 2011)


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Lagunitas Creek at the Highway One bridge in Point Reyes Station

(April 10, 2011)


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