Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline

Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline

Hours
Open between 5am and 10pm unless otherwise posted or permitted
Fees
Parking: No fee | Dogs: No fee
Address
900 Dornan Drive Richmond, CA 94801
Phone
(510) 544-3108
Toll Free: 888-EBPARKS (888-327-2757), option 3, extension 4544

Park Activities

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boating
Boating / Kayaking / Sailing
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Dogs Allowed
Dogs
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fishing
Fishing
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Hiking
Hiking
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Kid friendly
Kid-Friendly
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Picnicing
Picnicking
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swimming
Swimming

Notice

Some lawn areas in the park will be CLOSED until further notice. (see map).
Project objectives:
• Restore green lawn in central section of park
• Improve lawns in southern section
• Improve irrigation system for maximum water savings
• Overseed a tough grass that will stay green ,even under rough use
• Balance water use and conservation across entire length of park

Water Quality Notice

Keller Beach is OPEN for swimming.
Conditions [PDF] 

A beautifully situated shoreline picnic area, a secluded cove with swimming beach, a fishing pier at a historic site a hilltop with excellent panoramic views of the North Bay Area and a model railroad museum - all these attractions are part of 307-acre Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline in Richmond.

The park was named in honor of the late State Senator George Miller, Jr., and for the late John T. Knox, a Point Richmond resident and former State Assemblyman.

Keller Beach and Ferry Point are official San Francisco Bay Water Trail sites.

    The park is located on Dornan Drive, south through the automobile tunnel from Garrard Boulevard in Point Richmond.

    To Reach The Park

    Park Accessibility

    All picnic areas are wheelchair accessible.

    Attractions

    No alcohol permitted at this time. COVID picnic restrictions apply (25 people max, 3 household max, no reservations/first come first served).

    The picnic facilities are on a tree-shaded lawn surrounding a saltwater lagoon. Several of the larger picnic sites are reservable for group parties. A mile-long jogging and bicycling trail loops around the lagoon which is home and feeding ground to many waterfowl.

    Keller Beach, a gift to the park from the City of Richmond, is at the north end of Miller/Knox. There, visitors can wade and swim in San Francisco Bay. No lifeguards are on duty. Picnic tables and restrooms are nearby.

    Swim Facilities Capacity Notice
    Once the swim facility capacity is reached, there will be no new entries allowed for the remainder of the day (or at the discretion of the Park Supervisor), for the safety of the public. Please take this into consideration when planning your visit.

    Ferry Point is at the south end of Miller/Knox. Anglers may have good luck catching starry flounder, perch, sand dab, striped bass, and other Bay fish from the fishing pier located at this historic ferry terminal. There is an ADA accessible ramp leading to the high tide line at Ferry Point Beach that kayakers can use to get their boats to the water.

    A hike to the top of the nearby grassy hills is rewarded by spectacular views in all directions (hike description, 68 kb pdf). Mount Tamalpais, the San Francisco skyline, Brooks Island, and East Bay hills are all visible on clear days. The prevailing winds make for excellent kite flying.

    Dogs must be on-leash (six-foot maximum leash length) in the main part of Miller/Knox - the area west of Dornan Drive. Dogs are not allowed in the lagoon.

    Learn about the Ferry Point Loop of the San Francisco Bay Trail encircling Miller/Knox.

    Keller Beach and Ferry Point are designated San Francisco Bay Water Trail trailheads.

    Don't miss the Golden State Model Railroad Museum across from the park entrance.