Kayak Put-In Info for: Estuary Park, Oakland
Overview: Estuary Park is a popular paddling location due to its proximity to the city, and it's protection from the Bay Area's strong winds. There are several sections to explore from this launch site - to the South you can explore the vast San Leandro Bay. To the North, you can explore the Oakland Inner Harbor if you are willing to deal with large ship traffic.
Parking: Parking is free
Facilities: There are bathrooms with Flush toilets and running water to wash your hands. No water to wash your boat
Amenities: Jack London Square is nearby.
Directions: Take highway 24 toward highway 880 (the Nimitz) and get off at the Jackson St. exit.Continue on Jackson Street through 2 sets of lights and at the 2nd light turn right on to Oak St. After crossing 2 railroad tracks, Oak St. curves left merging into the Embarcadero; Jack London Square is on the right, but continue left, passing a TV station and a discount warehouse. The Jack London Aquatic Center is on the right, at Estuary Park, before you cross the bridge.
Cautions: Lots of Large Ship Traffic!
Paddling from Estuary Park to and Around Treasure Island