Anderson Marsh State Historic Park

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Anderson Marsh State Historic Park

California

(707) 994-0688

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Overview

Anderson Marsh State Historic Park contains oak woodlands, grass-covered hills, and tule marsh. One of the largest groups of people in prehistoric California, the Southeastern Pomo, knew this land as home. Today, descendants of those people still live nearby.

Anderson Marsh's archaeological sites hold clues to the lives of the Pomo. Some sites are over 10,000 years old, making them among the oldest in California. The park protects several habitats including freshwater marsh, oak woodland, grasslands, and riparian woodland.

If you like to hike, you can take advantage of miles of trails. Trailside signs offer insight into understanding the native plants and animals of the park. The park is also popular for bird watching, hiking and picnicking. Explore the past at the historic Anderson Ranch, with its nineteenth century structures.

The park has an annual Bluegrass Festival in September.

Map of Anderson Marsh (CA)

Latitude, Longitude: 38.923574, -122.625116

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Activities

  • Fishing

    The park is located on the southeast corner of Clear Lake, the largest natural lake completely within the borders of California.

  • Hiking

    If you like to hike, you can take advantage of miles of trails. Trailside signs offer insight into understanding the native plants and animals of the park.

  • Historic Sites

    Explore the past at the historic Anderson Ranch, with its nineteenth century structures.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking permitted.

Seasonality/Weather

The weather can quickly change so make sure to wear layers.

Directions

Driving

The park is located on the southeast corner of Clear Lake, the largest natural lake completely within the borders of California. Between Lower Lake and Clear Lake on Highway 53, north of Calistoga in the wine country.

Phone Numbers

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(707) 994-0688

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