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Suisun Bay Scenic Overlook - Benicia, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69
N 38° 05.221 W 122° 06.716
10S E 577878 N 4215842
Quick Description: This scenic roadside overlook is located just off Hwy 680 and Lopes Rd near Benicia, CA.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 1/18/2015 4:14:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMN8BR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
Located just off Hwy 680 and Lopes Rd is a scenic overlook that contains a couple of interpretive displays that highlight the Suisun Bay Naval Reserve Fleet as well as some flora and fauna of the area. Suisun Bay is home to one of three National Defense Reserve Fleets in the country and contains an assortment of ex-commercial cargos, tankers and U.S. Navy inactive vessels that have been mothballed and some have made their home here for many years, going back to WWII. Visitors to this overlook can see the fleet of mothballed ships on a decent day.

The other interpretive display highlights the flora and fauna found in the Suisun Bay Salt Marsh Zone to include Saltbrush, California Cordgrass, Pickleweed, Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse, Green Sturgeon, California Clapper Rail, Kildeer and Central California Coastal Steelhead
Describe - Highway or Road number: Hwy 680

Closest town or city: Benicia

Number of parking spots available: 40

Winter View: yes

Summer View: yes

Year around access ?: yes

Comfort station on site: no

Is a photo of an "Information Sign"included?: No

Name if a website describes this location.: Not listed

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