Atascadero Creek Marsh Ecological Reserve


Atascadero Creek Marsh Ecological Reserve was designated as an ecological reserve by the Fish and Game Commission in 1998. Atascadero and Green Valley Creeks are a well-formed riparian waterway system that spreads out in a relatively flat basin forming a mix of seasonal and permanent wetlands with riparian woodland as the dominant historic overstory. This 44 -cre wetland property receives heavy use by shore and wading birds and other water-related species. Seasonal migrations of passerine birds fill the riparian canopies and many raptorial species are local nesters. Deer, raccoons, squirrels, rabbits, and other mammals are present and depend upon the maintenance of this habitat for survival.

For more information, call the Bay Delta Region Fairfield office at (707) 428-2002.

Recreational Opportunities

 wildlife viewing

Activities: wildlife viewing

NOTE: Visitors are responsible for knowing and complying with all regulations pertaining to the use of Department lands.

Refer to the Public Uses on State and Federal Lands section of the Waterfowl, Upland Game, and Public Use Regulations (PDF) booklet for both statewide and property-specific regulations.

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Bay Delta Region (Region 3)

Sonoma County

0.5 mile north of Graton, 4 miles northwest of Sebastopol

Directions: Highway 116 to Green Valley Road W. Reserve is on the right.

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