The passes go on sale December 17 and can be purchased at MMWD’s Sky Oaks Watershed Headquarters on Mt. Tamalpais, or at the district’s customer service counter at 220 Nellen Avenue in Corte Madera. The cost is $60 for Marin residents, $100 for out-of-county residents and $30 for seniors. The passes allow unlimited access to the watershed through January 2012—a bargain that more than pays for itself with just eight visits.
The Mt. Tamalpais Watershed encompasses 18,500 acres on the slopes of the mountain and offers incomparable opportunities to enjoy nature including hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding, wildlife viewing and picnicking. Visitors will find scenic vistas, oak woodlands, meadows, evergreen forests, lakes, waterfalls and 130 miles of hiking trails and unpaved roads. The watershed is also home to great natural diversity including over 900 species of plants and 400 species of animals.
MMWD owns and manages the land as a primary source of water for residents of central and southern Marin, with five of the district’s seven reservoirs located on Mt. Tam. The watershed is open to the public daily from sunrise to sunset. Daily vehicle passes are $8.