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January 2024 King Tide Walk

January 11 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm


Winter’s highest tides are something to see at China Camp, with bay waters rising to inundate our marshlands. This season, the peak tide will occur Thursday, January 11 at roughly 12:15 p.m. Join our partner scientists from San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR)  as we walk from Back Ranch Meadows Campground to Turtle Back Nature Trail, for views of flooded marshlands. Learn how king tides can help scientists understand the impacts of future sea level rise. Bring your camera to capture birds of prey and other predators taking advantage of rising waters that flush out shorebirds, rodents, and other potential prey. (If you get some good shots, submit them to the California King Tides Project.)

Wear shoes that can handle muddy trails, and bring clothes for changeable weather.

Note: Flooded roadways may limit park access. To avoid driving through floodwaters, take the N. San Pedro Rd. exit off U.S. 101 and continue east to China Camp; park in the campground lot.

Registration is required.

Date: Thursday, January 11
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Difficulty: Easy; up to 2 miles round trip
Meeting location: Details emailed with registration confirmation.
Ages: 8 and older (ages 8 to 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult)
Cost: Free for FOCC members ($5 donation nonmembers)



January 11
11:30 am - 12:30 pm


Friends of China Camp
(415) 456-0766
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