#962:  Site of Blossom Rock Navigation Trees

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In trees west of Madrone Picnic Area, Thomas J. Roberts Recreation Area, Redwood Regional Park, Oakland



State Plaque


Plaque located in Redwoods Regional Park which has limited operating hours.

From the Guidebook:

Until at least 1851, redwood trees on this site were used as landmarks to avoid striking the treacherous submerged Blossom Rock, in San Francisco Bay, west of Yerba Buena island. Although by 1855 the original stems had been logged, today's trees are sprouts from their stumps.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the East Bay Regional Park District, August 23, 1986.

©2009 David Schmitt