Albany State Marine Reserve

UPDATE (May 1, 2020): This park is temporarily closed to vehicular access, meaning there are no parking facilities and parking on roadways is prohibited to protect public health from the COVID-19 pandemic. Although this park is open to local residents, they must abide by the following guidelines:

  • Stay Local: Walk or bike into the park. Do not drive to the park.
  • Stay Active: Keep walking, jogging, hiking and biking. Watch for one-way trails.
  • Stay Safer at 6 Feet: Maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or more. Gatherings, picnics and parties are not allowed. Visitors are being asked to leave if there are too many people at the park or on trails to allow for the required physical distance.
  • Stay Clean: Be prepared. Bring soap/sanitizer and pack out all trash.

Statewide, many parks and beaches are temporarily closed or have very limited access to ensure Californians are abiding and practicing physical distancing. The goals are to make sure people are safe and to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 as much as possible. To view the list of closures and what they mean to the public, please visit

Phone Number

No phone number listed.

Park Hours

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Dogs Allowed?


Driving Directions to Albany State Marine Reserve

Albany State Marine Reserve is at the northern end of McLaughlin Eastshore State Park. From eastbound Interstate 80 / 580, take the Albany / Buchanan St exit. Tun left and follow the western extension of Buchanan St to parking areas. From westbound I-80, take the Albany Exit (Exit 13). At Cleveland Av, turn left and proceed to Buchanan St, turn right. Merge onto the main part of Buchanan St and make a legal U-turn to head west toward the park entrance.

Online reservations are not available for this park.

No online brochures available for this park.

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.

Hiking Trails
Beach Area
Vista Point
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Drinking Water Available

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