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Ellicott Slough National Wildlife Refuge Park

1 Activites Phone: (510)-792-0222 Email: sfbaynwrc@fws.gov Distance: 20.17 miles

Ellicott Slough National Wildlife Refuge is located in Santa Cruz County within the Monterey Bay area. The refuge, established in 1975 to protect the endangered Santa Cruz long-toed salamander, supports two of the eight known breeding populations of the salamander. The threatened California red legged frog and the California tiger salamander, a candidate for listing under the Endangered Sp...


Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (510)-792-0222 Email: sfbaynwrc@fws.gov Distance: 28.03 miles

The Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge is located in south San Francisco Bay, California. One of the largest urban refuges in the United States, it is an island of wildlife habitat in a burgeoning metropolitan area of 7 million people. The refuge consists primarily of tidal marsh, salt ponds, mud flats, and seasonal wetlands acting as a keystone to the preservation of the biolo...


Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve Park

6 Activites Phone: (831)-728-2822 Email: questionsforus@elkhornslough.org Distance: 29.27 miles

Elkhorn Slough is one of the relatively few undisturbed coastal wetlands remaining in California. The main channel of the slough, which winds inland nearly seven miles, is flanked by a broad salt marsh second in size only to San Francisco Bay. More than 400 species of invertebrates, 80 species of fish and 200 species of birds have been identified in Elkhorn Slough. The channels and tidal creeks...


Salinas River National Wildlife Refuge Park

2 Activites Phone: (510)-792-0222 Email: sfbaynwrc@fws.gov Distance: 30.15 miles

Salinas River Refuge is located approximately 11 miles north of Monterey at the point where Salinas River empties into Monterey Bay. The refuge encompasses several habitat types including sand dunes, pickleweed salt marsh, river lagoon, riverine, and a saline pond. The area provides habitat for several threatened and endangered species, including the California brown pelican, Smith's blue ...


California Coastal National Monument Park

1 Activites Phone: (831)-421-9546 Email: ccnm@blm.gov Distance: 34.72 miles

Located off the 1,100 miles of California coastline, the California Coastal National Monument comprises more than 20,000 small islands, rocks, exposed reefs, and pinnacles between Mexico and Oregon. The scenic qualities and critical habitat of this public resource are protected as part of the National Landscape Conservation System, administered by the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of ...


Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Park

17 Activites Phone: (831)-647-4201 Email: montereybay@noaa.gov Distance: 35.28 miles

The waters of Monterey Bay and the adjacent Pacific Ocean off the central California coast were designated and protected in 1992 as the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. This vast area stretches almost 300 miles (260 nautical miles) north to south, extends an average of 35 miles (30 nautical miles) offshore, and covers over 6,090 square miles (4,603 square nautical miles). The sanctuary is m...


Fort Ord National Park

6 Activites Phone: (831)-394-8314 Email: emorgan@blm.gov Distance: 37.40 miles

This 7,200-acre portion of the former Army base at Fort Ord is now public land managed by BLM. BLM managed roads and trails are well-suited for hiking, biking and equestrian use. An additional 7,500 acres is expected to be transferred by the year 2020. Fort Ord contains one of the largest maritime chaparral areas in all of California, as well as oak woodlands, rolling grassy hills, wetlands and p...


Nara's Pacific Region - San Francisco National Park

1 Activites Phone: (650)-238-3501 Email: sanbruno.archives@nara.gov Distance: 41.63 miles

NARA's Pacific Region (San Francisco) has more than 48,000 cubic feet of archival holdings dating from 1850 to the 1980s, including textual documents, photographs, maps, and architectural drawings. These archival holdings were created or received by the Federal courts and more than 100 Federal agencies in northern California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada (except Clark County), American Samoa, and the Trus...


San Justo Reservoir National Park

4 Activites Phone: (408)-637-8218 Distance: 42.91 miles

San Justo Dam and Reservoir are features of the San Felipe Project. The reservoir is approximately 3 miles southwest of Hollister, California . Facilities open for use Wednesday through Sunday. Operation hours: sunrise to sunset. Good access roads. The park offers recreation to anglers, boaters, windsurfers, picnickers, and mountain bikers. Boat size restricted to 16 feet. Gas engines prohi...


Eugene O'neill National Historic Site

Rank: 363 3 Activites Phone: (925)-838-0249 Email: EUON_general_info@nps.gov Distance: 51.47 miles

America's only Nobel Prize winning playwright, Eugene O'Neill, chose to live in Northern California at the height of his writing career. Isolated from the world and within the walls of his home, O'Neill wrote his final and most memorable plays; The Iceman Cometh, Long Day's Journey Into Night, and A Moon for the Misbegotten. The park is closed for tours on Mondays and Tuesdays.


Juan Bautista De Anza National Historic Trail Park

7 Activites Phone: (510)-817-1323 Email: hale_sargent@nps.gov Distance: 51.67 miles

"Everyone mount up!" was the rousing call from Juan Bautista de Anza. In 1775-76, Anza led more than 240 men, women and children on an epic journey to establish a settlement at San Francisco Bay. Follow their legacy along a 1,200-mile historic trail from Nogales, Arizona, to the Bay Area. For a dynamic online Anza Trail experience, follow the link below to our partner site AnzaHistoricTrail.org:


Presidio Of San Francisco National Park

5 Activites Email: Will_Elder@nps.gov Distance: 53.02 miles

For 218 years, the Presidio served as an army post for three nations. World and local events, from military campaigns to World Fairs and earthquakes, left their mark. Come enjoy the history and the natural beauty of the Presidio. Explore centuries of architecture. Reflect in a national cemetery. Walk along an historic airfield, through forests or to beaches, and admire spectacular vistas.


San Luis Lake And State Wildlife Area National Park

9 Activites Phone: (719)-378-2020 Email: sanluis.park@state.co.us Distance: 53.03 miles

Recreation facilities at San Luis Lake were constructed under a cost-share agreement between the Bureau of Reclamation and the State of Colorado during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Recreation is managed by the Colorado State Parks under agreement with the Colorado Division of Wildlife. The park can be reached at 719-378-2020; email sanluis.park@state.co.us . Available fish species include rain...


San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Rank: 14 8 Activites Email: SAFR_Planning@nps.gov Distance: 53.13 miles

Stand on the stern of BALCLUTHA, face west to feel the fresh wind blowing in from the Pacific Ocean. Located in the Fisherman's Wharf neighborhood, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park offers the sights, sounds, smells and stories of Pacific Coast maritime history.


Gulf Of The Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Park

12 Activites Phone: (415)-561-6622 Email: farallones@noaa.gov Distance: 53.66 miles

Just north and west of San Francisco Bay a large expanse of Pacific Ocean along with nearshore tidal flats, rocky intertidal areas, wetlands, subtidal reefs, and coastal beaches were designated in 1981 as Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. This 1,255 square mile area (948 square nautical miles) is larger than the state of Rhode Island. The Farallon Islands, 30 miles (26 nautical mil...


Fort Point National Historic Site

Rank: 48 4 Activites Email: george_su@nps.gov Distance: 54.15 miles

From its vantage point overlooking the spectacular Golden Gate, Fort Point protected San Francisco harbor from Confederate and foreign attack during and after the U.S. Civil War. Its beautifully arched casemates display the art of the master brick mason from the Civil War period.


Alcatraz Island National Park

2 Activites Email: goga_alcatraz@nps.gov Distance: 54.39 miles

Alcatraz Island offers a close-up look at the site of the first lighthouse and US built fort on the West Coast, the infamous federal penitentiary long off-limits to the public, and the 18 month occupation by Indians of All Tribes which saved the tribes. Rich in history, there is also a natural side to the Rock—gardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and bay views beyond compare.


Golden Gate National Recreation Area Park

Rank: 1 9 Activites Email: goga_socialmedia_goga@nps.gov Distance: 54.69 miles

The park chronicles 200 years of history, from Native American culture, Spanish Empire frontier, California Gold Rush, evolution of American coastal fortifications, and growth of urban San Francisco; comprising of 19 separate ecosystems & home to 1,273 plant/animal species. It has hundreds of ways to recreate including horseback riding, ranger-led programs, bicycling, hiking, and walking your dog.


S F Bay Model Regional Visitor Center National Park

7 Activites Phone: (415)-332-3871 Distance: 55.98 miles

The Bay Model was built in 1957 as a research tool to test the impact of proposed changes to San Francisco Bay and its related waterways. The model has been used to study the effects of chemical/oil spills, altering of shipping channels, levee failures, and bay in-filling. The hydraulic model was used to simulate currents, tidal action, sediment movement and the mixing of fresh and salt water. ...


San Luis Reservoir National Park

9 Activites Phone: (209)-826-1197 Email: jmccracken@mp.usbr.gov Distance: 57.12 miles

Recreation area lakes include O'Neill Forebay, San Luis Reservoir, and Los Banos Creek Reservoir. All are part of the California Water Project and operated jointly by the California Department of Parks and Recreation, the California Department of Water Resources, and the Bureau of Reclamation. Office hours; 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m., Monday through Friday. Closed holidays. Facilities open 7 days a w...


Rosie The Riveter Wwii Home Front National Historical Park

Rank: 301 4 Activites Phone: (510)-232-5050 Email: RORI_gen_info@nps.gov Distance: 60.64 miles

Explore and honor the efforts and sacrifices of American civilians on the World War II home front. Find out how they lived, worked and got along. Many faces, many stories, many truths weave a complex tapestry of myths and realities from this time of opportunity and loss.


Muir Woods National Monument Park

Rank: 71 2 Activites Email: goga_socialmedia_goga@nps.gov Distance: 61.78 miles

When John Muir learned that William and Elizabeth Kent were naming a redwood forest near San Francisco in his honor, he declared, "This is the best tree-lovers monument that could possibly be found in all the forests of the world." The couple had purchased the land to preserve its beauty and restful wilderness; and in 1908, they donated it to the federal government to protect it from destruction.


O'neill Forebay National Park

9 Activites Phone: (209)-826-1198 Distance: 62.18 miles

O'Neill Dam and Forebay are joint Federal-State facilities located on San Luis Creek 2.5 miles downstream from San Luis Dam. O'Neill Forebay Dam is a feature of the Central Valley Project - San Joaquin Division - San Luis Unit. The reservoir has a surface area of 2,250 acres and 14 miles of shoreline. The Park includes boating, camping, picnic facilities, fishing, hiking, and serves as a major f...


John Muir National Historic Site

Rank: 289 2 Activites Email: thaddeus_shay@nps.gov Distance: 63.12 miles

John Muir played many roles in his life, all of which helped him succeed in his role as an advocate for Nature. As America's most famous naturalist and conservationist, Muir fought to protect the wild places he loved, places we can still visit today. Muir's writings convinced the U.S. government to protect Yosemite, Sequoia, Grand Canyon and Mt. Rainier as national parks.


Farallon National Wildlife Refuge Park

1 Activites Phone: (510)-792-0222 Email: sfbaynwrc@fws.gov Distance: 63.64 miles

The Farallon National Wildlife Refuge is a group of islands located 28 miles west of San Francisco. It sustains the largest sea bird breeding colony south of Alaska and contains 30 percent of California's nesting sea birds. Thirteen species, adding up to one-quarter of a million individuals, breed here, including the largest colonies of Brandt's cormorant and western gull found anywhere. T...