Kayak Put-In Info for: Loch Lomond Marina, San Rafael
Overview: I use this facility often. I can launch even at the lowest tides, though there is some rocks to contend with at the lower tide. Note, the public launch ramp is not the place to go, unless you wish to pay the $20 fees. Drive to the east (opposite)end of the marina and there is the basin, a marked public access site with a walking path all along the breakwater.
Parking: Plenty of free parking. A short haul is necessary to reach the water.
Facilities: At the harbormaster's office is pay toilets, bring a quarter. Running water with hoses available at the pier ends.
Amenities: There is a grocery store that sells hot and prepared food,
Directions: From 101 take the downtown exit in San Rafael, go east past Montecito Shopping Center, Loweries Yacht Harbor and Marin Yacht Club. Turn right at the light go to the parking lot and go as far left as the pavement takes you.
Cautions: Be aware of the mud outside the marina at lowest tides!