Situated on the shores of Stafford Lake, three miles west of Novato, this 139-acre regional park serves large scale events, large picnics, musical performances, and other festivities that have a countywide and regional draw. Stafford is unique among our regional parks—it is the least developed and has a quiet bucolic character, representative of Marin County’s agricultural heritage.
This park offers shore fishing (catfish, bluegill, and bass), the Terwilliger nature trail, picnic areas with barbecue facilities for groups of up to 500 people, a popular children’s play structure, lawn areas, large meadows, volleyball, a disc golf course, and horseshoe courts. Swimming is prohibited. Visit park reservations to find out how to reserve a large group area at Stafford Lake Park. Dogs are prohibited, except service animals.
Learn about the Stafford Lake Bike Park Project.
From Highway 101 in Novato take the San Marin Drive/Atherton Avenue exit west on San Marin Drive and turn right at Novato Boulevard. Stafford Lake Park is on the left. Ample parking is available. The street address is 3549 Novato Boulevard.
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