Marin County Parks and Open Space Department

Launch an Adventure in Tomales and Point Reyes

This popular 4-acre site on the east side of Tomales Bay, a few miles north of Marshall, provides a two-lane ramp and docks for motorized and non-motorized boat launching. Boaters can park overnight, which makes Miller an excellent access point for visitors seeking overnight camping or boating adventures in Tomales Bay and the surrounding Point Reyes seashore. (There is no camping at Miller.) Anglers can fish for striped bass, perch, rock fish, halibut, salmon, and crab. The dock and parking are accessible. Dogs are allowed on leash. Please keep a respectful distance from wildlife and do not disturb wetland habitat. Learn about park hours and entry fees.

Miller Boat Launch water is sampled once a week from April 1 through October 31 to determine if the site meets California quality standards for recreational water use. Visit EHS Water Quality Testing Program for more information. Results from weekly sampling are available in the "Beach Water Quality Information" document, at Heal the Bay, or by calling the EHS beach hotline at (415) 473-2335.

Measure A DaysEntry and parking is free at Miller Boat Launch the first Saturday of the month, as well as at McNears Beach Park, Paradise Beach Park, Stafford Lake Park and Black Point Boat Launch. Free Measure A Days continue through 2017: January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4, and December 2.

If you have a library card, check out a free park pass from any Marin County Free Library branch, including Marin Civic Center, Bolinas, Corte Madera, Fairfax, Inverness, Marin City, Novato, Point Reyes, South Novato, Stinson Beach, and the roving Bookmobile. The pass hangs from the rear view mirror of a car and can be checked out for one week at a time. Note: The pass covers entry and parking.

Directions:

From the town of Point Reyes Station, take Hwy 1 north approximately 13 miles. The boat launch is on the left, adjacent to Nick’s Coves and Cottages (23240 California 1, Marshall, CA 94940).

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Amenities

Parking, Restroom

Hours

Dawn to Dusk

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