Candlestick Point State Recreation Area

The Candlestick Point State Recreation Area offers great views of the bay, the mountains, and the hills, all in a peaceful, relaxing location in San Francisco. It is located on the western shoreline of the bay and offers a variety of recreation activities including hiking and walking, fishing, windsurfing, and fishing. Fishing is one of the most popular activities in the park and visitors can fish from two different piers. The Old Pier is recently renovated and the Fishing Pier at Sunrise Point offers anglers a chance to catch striped bass, perch, sturgeon, and halibut. There are group picnic sites in the park, as well as trails and open space. The picnic areas feature shelters, so guests can enjoy the area when the weather is less than perfect. The shelters can be reserved in advance by calling the park and guests can choose between four different sites. Each site as a 50 person maximum. Included in the area are an historic wetlands area and a landscaped area that serves as the official park. The Candlestick name came from a local man who believed burning ships in the bay looked like lit candlesticks in the night sky. The park can be reached from the 101 Highway. There is a fitness course that runs through the park for those who want a challenging workout in scenic surroundings.

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