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206 acre Park managed by: California Department of Parks and Recreation

This park provides a major recreation area in an urban setting on San Francisco Bay, featuring stunning view of the bay, fishing piers, fitness courses, walking/cycling trails, and windsurfing entry points.

Named in the 19th century for the candlestick-like burning masts of nearby abandoned sailing ships, Candlestick Point State Recreation Area provides access to open shoreline and expansive views. Visitors stroll, jog, bike, or skate along the paths and enjoy picnics at wind-sheltered individual and reservable group sites. The park offers opportunities for quiet activities like birdwatching (especially in the winter) and active ones like windsurfing (best in the spring and summer).

Read the Bay Nature article about Candlestick Point State Recreation Area.

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