Lake Merrit is a "tidal lagoon is named after Dr. Samuel Merritt, a medical doctor who came west for the gold rush." (Lake Merritt Institute)
The lake is 3.5 miles around in circumference and 10 feet deep. So you can walk around it in about an hour. It's also very close to BART, at the Lake Merritt Bart station, or 20th Street station in Uptown.
Love running/walking here. Everyone in Oakland goes 'round this lake. The best people watching. Best Oakland Pride.
LocationLake Merritt Blvd, Oakland, CA 94610
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- Love running/walking here. Everyone in Oakland goes 'round this lake. The best people watching. Best Oakland Pride.
- Please don't feed the geese!
- Be on the look out for waterfowl and share with us if you find any!
- Run around Lake Merritt.
- Lake Merritt is the nation’s oldest wildlife refuge; home to thousands of shrimp, fish, clams, crabs, sponges, copepods, tubeworms, tunicates, geese, ducks, songbirds, raptors, gulls, grebes, herons, pelicans, fox squirrels, opossum, an occasional deer a few turkey, and people -- Lake Merritt Institute.
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