Bon Tempe Lake

Wasn’t this a fabulous weekend? I never get tired of saying that here in Marin, and I’ll never run out of opportunities to say it!

Like most people here in Marin, we spent the weekend outdoors as much as possible. One place we visited again was Bon Tempe Lake, one of the reservoirs in the chain of lakes that makes up Marin Municipal Water District’s drinking water supply and storage system. The fact that it’s part of this means that it must be kept pristine, so no one is allowed to swim in or boat on the water. While this is not ideal for some water sport enthusiasts, the upside is that the lake is pristine, and unspoiled by garbage or noise.

There is a wonderful path all around Bon Tempe Lake which is pretty level for the most part. You can walk or ride it, but there are a few parts where you’re required to walk your bike. You can also take your dog as long as it’s on a leash.

There’s a parking lot at the base of the path where you head up to the top of the Bon Tempe Dam, which you walk across to either start or finish your loop.

Where: Head west on Bolinas Road, left on Sky Oaks, left on Rocky Ridge Road almost to the end. (map)

Hours: Daily from 7:00 a.m. to Sunset

Fee: Cars pay $8.00/day (pay at machine at entrance to park by credit card or dollar bills, but NO $20 bills accepted!)

Hours: Daily from 7:00 a.m. to Sunset

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About Anne Mosnier Kennedy (374 Articles)
Real Estate Broker / Cal-Haas MBA / Architect / Real Estate Investment Instructor

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