Welcome Lake Merritt in Oakland, California, is one of the most unique urban spaces in the United States. Its 3.4 mile heart-shaped shoreline in the center of an exceptionally diverse city is the place for man and nature to migrate, meet and mingle daily. This tidal lagoon is also home to the oldest designated wildlife refuge (1870) in the United States.
lakemerritt.org is an independent, ad-free site with current information about Lake Merritt and links to the volunteer groups and advocacy agencies working for the common good of the lake and the lake area community. It also serves as the portal for the LM Advocates,
a coalition of LM organizations.
Underlined words are links.
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For inquiries about Lakeside Park issues visit/contact the City of Oakland's website www2.Oaklandnet.com
Lake Merritt protected under California Wildlife Act (1870)
(Map on Left ) 62 storm drains and 7 creeks flow (map below) into the Wildlife Sanctuary / tidal lagoon known as Lake Merritt, which is also subject to the rise & fall of SF Bay tides. Only rain down the storm drains!