PO Box 1016, Novato California 94948
415-892-3387 Fax 898-1213
The park overlooks the Petaluma River
and San Pablo Bay from the eastern slopes of 1,558 Mount Burdell. Several historic buildings are preserved within the park. Visitors may also use the hiking and horse trails as well as shaded picnic area.
The Coast Miwok are believed to have inhabited at least one site within the area of the present-day park continuously from as early as 6,000 B.C. up until the early 1850s. The park contains "kitchen rock," a large boulder used as a mortar in which early people ground acorns and seeds into fine flour for food preparation. There is a project underway to build several structures to represent a Coast Miwok village.
The park is located 3 miles north of Novato on Hwy 101. The park entrance is accessible only to southbound traffic from Hwy 101. Open for day use only.
Other California State Parks nearby:
(Angel Island) Angel Island State Park
(Glen Ellen) Jack London State Historic Park
(Marshall) Marconi Conference Center State Park
(Novato) Olompali State Historic Park
(Lagunitas) Samuel P. Taylor State Park
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03/25 Coming to The Novato area
Arden Fair Sacramento CA March30-April18 Open the doors to Arden Fair and step inside. Here you'll find contemporary fashions, jewelry, accessories and brand name merchandise at over 165 specialty stores, plus Nordstrom's, Macy's, Sears, and JC Penney. Arden Fair also has a number of terrific restaurants, everything from fast food to fine dining. And it's completely enclosed, so it's always a comfortable 70 degrees inside no matter what it's like outside.
Santa Cruz Baroque Festival Santa Cruz CA April13-May11 A festival of baroque music.
Oakland Greek Festival Oakland CA May17-19 Wonderful aromas of Souklavia and Loukoumades waft through the air and the sounds of traditional Greek music and shouts of OPA! resonate in the hills of Oakland.
California Exposition & State Fair Sacramento CA June12-28 The Cal Expo is the site of the California State Fair. All year Satellite Wagering, Waterworld USA, Paradise Island Fun Center and an RV Park are just a few of the features of the Cal Expo.The first State Fair was held in 1854 in San Francisco at the old Music Hall. The fair offered premiums (prizes) for its competitions and included such agricultural exhibits such as 2-inch-long peanuts, 72-pound beets and a 10-pound carrot that was longer than 3 feet. Horseracing was part of that first fair and has continued to be a part of the fair ever since.
Midsummer Mozart Festival San Francisco CA July18-28 Organized in 1974, the Festival is the only music festival in North America dedicated exclusively to Mozart.
Gilroy Garlic Festival Gilroy CA July26-28 The internationally acclaimed Great Garlic Cook-off, the signature event of the Gilroy Garlic Festival has increased the top prize in the July 27th competition to $5,000.