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Browns Island
An aerial photo of two islands.
An aerial photo of Browns Island (on the left). Winter Island is on the right of the image, and Antioch is on the bottom.
Location Suisun Bay
Area 595 acres (241 ha)
Highest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
United States
U.S. state California
County Contra Costa County
City Pittsburg
Population 0

Browns Island (also Gwin Island or Brown Island) is a regional preserve of the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) in Pittsburg, Contra Costa County, California, United States. It is an island in Suisun Bay, part of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, separated from Pittsburg by New York Slough. The 595-acre (241 ha) island is separated from Winter Island to the east by Middle Slough, and bounded by New York Slough on the south and Suisun Bay on the west and northwest. The East Bay Regional Park District has published a guide to the wild plants that grow on this island.

The island is home to six rare and endangered plant species, and a variety of aquatic birds.

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