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Stow Lake & Strawberry Hill

Stow Lake & Strawberry Hill
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Type of Attraction
City Parks & Gardens, Beaches, Lakes, Rivers
Neighborhood
West
Interests That Apply
Photography, Outdoors, Local Culture
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Price: Free
There are fees for renting paddle and row boats here ranging between $15-$20.
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Partial
Mobility Obstacles: Extended Walking Required Dirt/off-road walking Waterways
Water/Drinks: NOT available at this attraction or nearby.
Eating: This is NOT a good place to get a meal or snack.
Restrooms: Available
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Stow Lake & Strawberry Hill

A Day at the Lake


Off The Beaten Path

Address: Phone:
Stow Lake Dr and Martin Luther King Jr Dr
(near 19th Ave)
San Francisco, CA 94118
+1 415 752 0347 (Stow Lake Boathouse)

Description

Stow Lake encircles Strawberry Hill in a beautiful, secluded area of Golden Gate Park. The most popular activities in Stow Lake are to rent paddle boats or kayaks, or to take a bike ride around its beautiful shore. Strawberry Hill, rising from the center of the lake, is accessible either by boat or by the beautiful Roman Bridge where you will walk by a traditional Chinese platform to get an excellent view of the massive waterfall running from the hill into the lake. Although there is plenty to see in Golden Gate Park, this is not something that you want to miss. With a plethora of herons, seagulls, exotic flowers, and other wildlife, Stow Lake and Strawberry Hill is one of the most visually arresting areas of San Francisco.






Times & Dates

Open Hours: 24 hrs
Notes: The boathouse is open from 10am-4pm, daily.
Visit Time: 30min-2hr
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free
Price Notes: There are fees for renting paddle and row boats here ranging between $15-$20.
Payment Types: Cash Only

Exposure

Outdoor with little or no covering.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers

Transportation

Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car Bicycle Bus Walking
Parking Availability: Yes
Notes: There is limited street parking around Stow Lake.


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