COVID-19 Update

Both the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, including Alviso and Ravenswood, and the Eden Landing Ecological Reserve remain open. The parking lot portable restrooms at Eden Landing have been reopened.


  • Refuge Environmental Education Center in Alviso, Visitor Center in Fremont
  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife license counters

For more information:

(Updated October 2023)

The Restoration Project's ponds, salt marsh, trails and salt-making ruins allow visitors to experience the wide-open edge of the Bay, boat, fish, hunt, learn about history, and see some of the millions of birds stopping in their migration across continents.

Its 15,100 acres of ponds are clustered in three distinct areas: the Eden Landing ponds near Hayward, home of the Bay's oldest salt-making ponds; the largest pond complex, Alviso, ranging from Fremont along San Jose to Mountain View; and the smallest, the Ravenswood ponds at the west end of the Dumbarton Bridge.

The tabs above provide focused information on each of the three pond complexes:

  • How and what to visit
  • News articles including that pond complex
  • Events there
  • Project milestones for that complex and
  • Complex-specific documents.