Jun 4, 2015
Kayak Put-In Info for: Dixon Landing, Milpitas
Overview: Canoeing or kayaking the Coyote Creek from Dixon Landing is a wonderful experience. The Creek takes you through a wooded section full of towering trees and through tullie reeds. The birding is excellent. Or you can head the other direction. The Creek gets wider and deeper as you head to the SF Bay. It winds around the trash dump of Newbie Island. Its a good trek to the bay, though. Not smelly. Definitely an urban water experience. You paddle under several bridges, including highway 880. Enjoy surprising ducks, swallows, egrets, herons, black birds and more. Its guaranteed you will be the only ones on this waterway.
Parking: There is no parking. It's best to unload your gear then park at Starbucks
Facilities: No facilities. Use the Starbucks restroom.
Amenities: Starbucks is nearby.
Directions: Dixon Landing exit. Take a right onto California Circle. The concrete landing is right next to the bridge that extends over the creek. If you are a first timer, it's best to park at Starbucks then cross the street and walk to the bridge to check out the access to the landing. Pass the parcourse exercise stations. Pass the empty tech building parking lot with the chain across the the parking lot entrance. Look to your right. On a high tide the access is excellent.
Cautions: Deep mud and strong tides that will make it hard to get back on an ebb tide. At low tide you may not have enough water to paddle back underneath 880.