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Park Info

5551 Giant Highway
Richmond, CA 94806

3000 Atlas Road
Richmond, CA 94806

Phone Number
Toll Free: 888-EBPARKS (888-327-2757), option 3, extension 4551

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Park/Gate Hours
Nov. - March
  7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
May - Sept.
  7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Park Events
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Parking Fee
Fees are collected when the Kiosk is attended on weekends and major holidays from April through October.
Car/Trailer: $3
Buses: $25/per bus.

Dog Fee and Limits
$2 per dog are collected when the Kiosk is attended on weekends and major holidays from April through October. Guide/service dogs free.
Limit: 3 dogs per person, No commercial dog walking trails are available.
Dogs are not allowed on the shuttle or on the pier.

Grazing Information
Dog owners--leash your dog(s) when approaching the electrified fencing. Note that dog owners are responsible for any injury to livestock per California state law.
Grazing in the Parks

Shuttle Schedule
Shuttle van service is available daily (holidays included). Dogs are not allowed on the shuttle.
- Shuttle leaves from the parking lot at 7:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.
- Shuttle leaves from the pier at 9:15 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.

Shuttle Ride Fee (One Way)
$1 age 12 and older; 50 cents age 6-11; children under 6, seniors 62+ or disabled ride free

Camping Reservations
Point Pinole Group Campsite - May be reserved by calling 1-888-EBPARKS or 1-888-327-2757, press option 2, or by writing to EBRPD Reservations, 2950 Peralta Oaks Court, P.O. Box 5381, Oakland, CA 94605-0381. Reservations must be made at least 7 days in advance.

Picnic Reservations
1-888-EBPARKS or 1-888-327-2757, press option 2

Emergency Number

EBRPD Headquarters
1-888-EBPARKS or 1-888-327-2757

Park Update

Grazing Update

No report at this time.


Point Pinole Regional Shoreline

Point Pinole Regional Shoreline


Until further notice, the Wildcat Marsh staging area will be CLOSED for levee improvements. The area will not be accessible from the Richmond Parkway for the duration, but the Wildcat Marsh Trail will be accessible off of Parr Blvd, near the Landfill Loop Trail (City of Richmond).
The playground at Point Pinole will be closed to the public from mid-August through October 2017. The project includes the replacement of the play equipment with a net climber and stand-up spinner, wood-fiber playground surface, wheelchair-accessible path, and picnic tables. All park paths will remain open during construction.

About The Park

The journey is as scenic as the destination at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline, a 2,315-acre parkland right next to densely populated Pinole, Richmond, and San Pablo. Trails lead through breezy meadows with wildflowers in season, through aromatic eucalyptus woods, or along bluffs and beaches on San Pablo Bay.

There are beautiful views of Mt. Tamalpais, the Marin shoreline, and San Pablo Bay with its sailboat and shipping traffic.

In April 2017, the Park District completed major restoration and public access enhancements to this popular park, including the Dotson Family Marsh, the Atlas Road Bridge, and a 1.5 mile raised extension to the Bay Trail. Read about the projects and funding. Read the press release.

Atlas Road Bridge Extension

The District opened a new park entrance at the end of Atlas Road. The entrance, which comprises a vehicle and ADA-compliant pedestrian bridge over railroad tracks, provides visitors with safe access to the park. The entrance leads to a new ADA-accessible parking area, picnic sites and restrooms. Future plans for this area include a park office and service yard and the route to a new park visitor center.

Dotson Family Marsh

The Dotson Family Marsh (formerly Breuner) underwent major habitat restoration and climate adaptation management to mitigate sea level rise, coastal and inland flooding. The restored marsh has been renamed in honor of the Dotson family, longtime residents of adjacent Parchester Village, for their environmental legacy to save the Richmond shoreline from development.

San Francisco Bay Trail

The Park District completed two major projects opening up 1.8 miles of new Bay Trail, thus extending the existing 4.5 miles of SF Bay Trail within the park.

Wildflower Photo Guide

> Point Pinole (2.3 Mb, 11 x 8.5, 16 pages Acrobat PDF)

Submit Your Photos to the EBRPD Photo Pool


Point Pinole opened to the public in 1973 after a long process of acquiring the property from Bethlehem Steel. Bethlehem had acquired the land in the early 1960s from Atlas Powder Co., one of several firms that had manufactured gunpowder and dynamite there for almost 100 years.

Park Features

Point Pinole Regional Shoreline features over 100 species of bird due to a myriad of habitats within its 2,315 acres. Bird life can be found on sandy shores, marshland, eucalyptus groves, meadows, and in a fresh water pond while meandering along the park's twelve miles of trails. To see a list of common species in the park, download the Point Pinole bird list.

The eucalyptus woodlands, originally planted as a buffer against potential explosions, now shelter wildlife instead, such as deer, hawks, owls, Monarch butterflies, and many other species. Shorebirds wade at the beaches, and the salt marshes are home to song sparrows and harvest mice.

Park Activities

Visitors can birdwatch, hike, ride their bicycles or horses, or take the park's shuttle bus for a mile and a half to reach Point Pinole's 1,250-foot fishing pier. There is a small fee to ride on the shuttle bus (see Shuttle Ride Fee under Park Info). Please note that dogs are not allowed on the shuttle or on the pier.

Although a State fishing license is required to fish along the 5.5-mile shoreline, none is needed to fish from the pier. Sturgeon is the big quarry there; striped bass, bay rays, leopard sharks, perch, kingfish, and flounders are among the other catches of the day.

Learn about San Francisco Bay Trail connections.

Group Camping

Point Pinole Group Campsite - May be reserved by calling 1-888-EBPARKS or 1-888-327-2757, press option 2, or by writing to EBRPD Reservations, 2950 Peralta Oaks Court, P.O. Box 5381, Oakland, CA 94605-0381. Reservations must be made at least 7 days in advance.  

North Richmond Shoreline Festival

Point Pinole is home to the annual North Richmond Shoreline Festival hosted by the North Richmond Shoreline Open Space Alliance. This festival takes place during the first Saturday in October.

ADA accessibility iconPark Accessibility

There are wheelchair accessible restrooms and a paved shuttle trail in the park.

Trail Accessibility Reports

To Reach The Park

From I-80 in Richmond, exit at the Richmond Parkway. From the Richmond Parkway, turn right onto Giant Highway and proceed to the park entrance.

Public Transit

Call 511 (TDD (hearing impaired line)/TTY: 1-800-448-9790) or visit to confirm transit information.

Trail Map

Click the map image below to see an enlarged version.

Trail Map

Directions for navigating the enlarged map:

When the enlarged version of the map opens click on the 'Full Expand' icon in the lower right hand corner of the map to see the 'Actual Size' map.  
'Full Expand' icon > Full Expand

When the 'Actual Size' map is viewable, you can 'Click-Hold and Drag' the mouse button (left on a PC) to reposition the map, as desired.

'Single-Click' on the 'Enlarged' or 'Actual Size' map to return to the park page.


Environmental Justice Coalition for Water, EJCW, presents Whitney Dotson, EB Parks board member, and Chris Barton, project manager for the Pt Pinole marsh restoration project on the North Richmond shoreline. Video by HEC Inc, Lana Husser and Doug Scott.

More Pt. Pinole videos available for downloading in QuickTime format. 

If you don't have QuickTime, you may download QuickTime here.