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All Midpen Preserves are open to the public free of charge, 365 days a year from dawn until one-half hour after sunset.
Stevens Creek Shoreline Nature Study Area is a birders paradise. At this bayfront preserve, located adjacent to Mountain View’s Shoreline Park, visitors can view a wide variety of waterfowl and shorebirds.
DIRECTIONS & PARKING
The Stevens Creek Shoreline Nature Study Area is accessible from the Shoreline-at-Mountain View Park. From Highway 101, take Shoreline Boulevard east to the Shoreline Park entrance. After passing the entrance kiosk, turn right into the “Kite Area” parking lot.
Close to thirty years ago, only four miles of bay shoreline were accessible to the public. In 1987, the passage of Senate Bill 100, the “Ring Around the Bay” legislation, directed the Association of Bay Area Governments, in cooperation with local, regional, and state agencies and organizations, to develop and implement the San Francisco Bay Trail. The District has actively supported and participated in the creation of this trail, which, when completed, will link shoreline parks, open space preserves, and other public access areas in a continuous loop around San Francisco and San Pablo Bays. To date, approximately 338 miles of the proposed 500-mile San Francisco Bay Trail have been completed.
Below is a list of some basic regulations that will help to ensure a safe, enjoyable visit.
The adjacent section of the Bay Trail is Open.
IMPORTANT: Please be aware that seasonal trail closures may change from day to day without notice, based on changing weather conditions. Also note that during winter storm season high waters can make creek crossings hazardous, so plan your outing accordingly.
Last updated on: 3/20/2015