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Candlestick Point State Recreation Area

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San Francisco
State Parks
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Candlestick Point State Recreation Area offers beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay, with picnic areas, fishing piers, and hiking trails (including a fitness course for seniors and a bike trail.) The park has an area popular with windsurfers.

Hours + Fees

Open year-round


Modern Restrooms
Picnic Area(s)


Additional Details:

The park has wind-sheltered tables and barbecues. Many of the sites offer spectacular views of the bay.

The park has two piers and fish-cleaning facilities. There are also a number of sites along the shore for fishing. Depending on the season, catches include halibut, shark, striped bass, sturgeon, perch, and flounder.

Special cultural and educational programs are scheduled throughout the year. They include guided nature walks, fishing instructions, bird walks, tidepool and mudflat walks, and Bay Ecology talks.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions
The park is located next to 3ComPark (formerly Candlestick Park), home of the San Francisco Giants and 49ers. Take the 3Com Park exit from U.S. 101 in San Francisco.
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