Point Reyes National Seashore

Point Reyes National Seashore

Olema Marsh

Olema Marsh is one of the largest freshwater marsh areas in Marin County and is a peaceful birdwatching spot. Once a part of the nearby Bear Valley dairy ranch, the milking barn has been converted to a park residence. (Please do not disturb tenants.) Kingfishers and red-winged blackbirds are common among the tules and cattails. In autumn, migratory water birds rest in the marsh. It is a good spot for migratory water birds in winter. During high tides, egrets and herons may be seen feeding. Olema Marsh is located off Bear Valley Road, about two miles north of the Bear Valley Visitor Center.