Oct 10, 2014
Kayak Put-In Info for: Treasure Island, San Francisco
Overview: There is a launch ramp at the north end of the Island, but reports have it that it is fenced off for summer 2007 for some environmental remediation. A kayaker has reported that he was able to launch from a beach on Yerba Buena Island near the Coast Guard Station. Not sure if this is a regularly accessible launch site, or just that someone on site gave permission (so may be best to ask first).Addendum 10.10.2014. - There is a launch ramp just west of the Treasure Island Sailing Center and east of The Winery between the two hangers. Treasure Island Marina is just west from there. Stay off the TI Marina docks for boat owners and guests only. Concrete boat launch ramp direct into Clipper Cove. Lots of parking. Saw small powerboats and jetskis being hauled out there. The north side of the island is definitely closed off.
Parking: open parking at the launch
Directions: For the (closed) north ramp. Get off 80 bay bridge. Coming from the east, be in the left lane, get off the bridge and follow the road around Yerba Buena down to TI. Go through the gates, past the main office on you right. Turn right on California, go 1/2 mile, turn left on M Ave., go to the end and you've found it. Unfortunately the Idiots that run the show on TI have put fences all over the place now, so this ones off the list for up to a year....
Cautions: Ebb tide can be very powerful here