We are unavailable July 28 and decided to have a Pop-Up Paintout (tomorrow) Sunday July 21st (Meet at 3pm and end 6:30pm)
Sky Oaks and the Mt. Tamalpais Watershed are open to the public daily
from 7 am to sunset; extreme fire danger, such as red flag warnings,
may close the area, though.
Meeting Place: Parking Lot at Lake Lagunitas (NOT WATERSHED HEADQUARTERS)
Visitors must purchase a vehicle parking pass for $8
at the automated pay station located at the Sky Oaks Headquarters entry
kiosk. Note the the pay station accepts credit cards and $1, $5, and $10
bills; $20 bills are not accepted.
3:00am - 3:30am - Meet and Greet
3:30am - 6:30pm - Let's Paint!
6:30pm - 7:00pm - Let's meet back at Parking Lot to share our findings, techniques or just to chat (not a critique).
To get to Sky Oaks, take Sir Francis Drake Boulevard west into Fairfax.
Turn left onto Bank Steet at the stop light, then left onto Broadway,
then right onto Bolinas Road. Follow Bolinas Road west through downtown
Fairfax past Deer Park Villa. Turn left onto Sky Oaks Road—look for the signs directing you to Lake Lagunitas.
(If you see the Meadow Club golf course then you've gone too far.) The
Lake Lagunitas Picnic Area is about 1.5 miles past the Watershed
From San Francisco: Take
Highway 101 North to the Central San Rafael exit. Make a left turn on
Third Street. Stay on Third. It will turn into Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Stay on Sir Francis Drake until you get to the Fairfax town limits. You
will go over a small hill and as you head down look for a gas station
on your left. Make a left immediately after the gas station at the
wooden “Fairfax” sign (unfortunately there is a well hidden street sign
that many motorist do not see, but the cross-street is Pacheco). At
the stop sign make a right onto Broadway. At the next stop sign make a
left onto Bolinas Rd. Go up Bolinas Road approximately 1½ miles (you
will pass the Deer Park Villa restaurant). At 700 Bolinas Road there is
a wooden sign on your left saying “Lake Lagunitas.” Make that left
turn onto Sky Oaks Road; go up approximately 1/4 mile and Sky Oaks
Watershed Headquarters is on the left at the crest of the hill. You are
also at the entrance to Lagunitas and Bon Tempe Lakes. (If you miss
the Sky Oaks Road turn-off and you get to the Meadow Club golf course
you have gone too far.)
From the East Bay: Go
across the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge. Head north on Highway 101. Take
the Central San Rafael exit. Follow instructions from above
From Sonoma: Take
Highway 101 south. Take the Central San Rafael exit. Make a right onto
Third Street. Follow the instructions from above (DIRECTIONS).