8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Candlestick Point State Recreation Area
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Dogs must be on a maximum 6-foot leash at all times.
Driving Directions to Candlestick Point SRAFrom Highway 101, take the Third Street exit, take the first left then continue until Gilman Ave. Take a right on Gilman Ave. and continue to the park entrance, which will be on your left.
Visitors will be able to reserve campsites and lodging six months in advance from the current date. Bookings may extend from the arrival date to the desired departure date – based on availability and the park’s maximum stay rules.
Upcoming Park Events
Drinking Water Available
From Candlestick Point State Recreation Area, visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay, the East Bay Hills, and San Bruno Mountain all while relaxing in the peaceful scenery of the park itself. Its location on the western shoreline of the San Francisco Bay provides a variety of recreational opportunities including windsurfing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, picnicking, biking, and bird watching.
Candlestick Point SRA was born through the efforts of San Francisco residents organizing for environmental justice in their community. In 1977, Candlestick Point became California’s first urban State Recreation Area, bringing state park values into the city and acting as a gateway for entry to other State Parks. Candlestick Point’s history - from historic wetlands, to landfill, to landscaped park - demonstrates some of the ways in which people can dramatically alter their landscape, and the interplay of natural and built systems within California’s history.
- Main Park Entrance: 500 Hunters Point Expressway, San Francisco, CA 94124.
Note that this is not Hunters Point Boulevard, which is located approximately 2 miles north.
- Last Port Entrance: 150 Harney Way, San Francisco, CA 94124
- Park Office: 1150 Carroll Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124
Day-Use Picnic Areas
Candlestick Point SRA has many picnic areas for visitors to enjoy, including four group picnic sites. All picnic tables and group sites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and cannot be reserved at this time.
When using our day-use areas, please keep the following rules in mind:
- No Bounce Houses
- No Open Ground Fires
- No Amplified Music/DJs
- No Private Vendors
- No balloons or confetti
Seasons/Climate Recommended Clothing
The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended.
Candlestick Point SRA is a unique state park on San Francisco Bay offering a variety of recreational opportunities for visitors.
The park offers hiking, jogging, bicycling, bird watching, windsurfing informal games, and picnicking. There is a paved bicycle and pedestrian path, as well as a fitness course.
Please note that there is no lifeguard on-duty at any beach within the park.
The park is popular for the fishing opportunities found along its shoreline and a public pier. The "Old Pier" on Jamestown Avenue is temporarily closed for rehabilitation. The "Fishing Pier" at Sunrise Point remains open for use during park hours. Depending on the season, catches might include halibut, striped bass, perch or sturgeon. All fish and wildlife rules apply, including pole limits, fishing license requirements on the shoreline, and daily bag limits. Please visit https://wildlife.ca.gov/Regulations for more information.