Bay Area San Francisco / Silicon Valley State Parks


California State Parks & Beach, and National Parks in San Francisco Bay Area include and are intertwined sometimes with national park assets in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. This region's parks include lots of bays for kayaking and water sport, mountains, trails, forests and beaches. It contains some of the most visited park areas in the U.S.

Albany State Marine Reserve Park Property - Alameda County
Angel Island State Park - Marin County
Ano Nuevo State Park - San Mateo County
Bean Hollow State Beach - San Mateo County
Benicia State Recreation Area - Solano County
Benicia Capitol State Historic Park - Solano County
Bethany Reservoir State Recreation Area - Alameda County
Big Basin Redwoods State Park - Santa Cruz   County
Burleigh H. Murray Ranch Park Property - San Mateo County
Butano State Park - San Mateo County
Candlestick Point State Recreation Area - San Francisco County
Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area - San Joaquin           County
Castle Rock State Park - Santa Cruz County
Castro Adobe Park Property - Santa Cruz County
China Camp State Park - Marin       County
Cowell Ranch/John Marsh State Historic Park - Contra Costa County
Eastshore State Park State Seashore - Alameda County
Emeryville Crescent State Marine Reserve Park Property - Alameda             County
Gray Whale Cove State Beach - San Mateo County
Half Moon Bay State Beach - San Mateo County
Hatton Canyon Park Property - Monterey County
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park - Santa Cruz County
Lake Del Valle State Recreation Area - Alameda County
Lighthouse Field State Beach - Santa Cruz County
Manresa State Beach - Santa Cruz County
Marconi Conference Center State Historic Park - Marin County
Martial Cottle Park State Recreation Area - Santa Clara County
Montara State Beach - San Mateo County
Mount Diablo State Park - Contra Costa County
Mount Tamalpais State Park - Marin County
Natural Bridges State Beach - Santa Cruz County
New Brighton State Beach - Santa Cruz County
Olompali State Historic Park - Marin County
Pacifica State Beach - San Mateo County
Pescadero State Beach - San Mateo County
Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park - San Mateo     County
Point Montara Light Station Park Property - San Mateo County
Pomponio State Beach - San Mateo County
Portola Redwoods State Park - San Mateo County
Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach - Alameda County
Samuel P. Taylor State Park - Marin County
San Bruno Mountain State Park - San Mateo County
San Gregorio State Beach - San Mateo County
Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park - Santa Cruz County
Seacliff State Beach - Santa Cruz County
Sunset State Beach - Santa Cruz County
The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park - Santa Cruz County
Thornton State Beach - San Mateo County
Tomales Bay State Park - Marin County
Twin Lakes State Beach - Santa Cruz County
Wilder Ranch State Park - Santa Cruz County          


There are 51 California State Parks and Recreation Areas in the Bay Area region spanning 10 counties. Certainly one of the best areas for outdoor hiking, camping, ocean sports and nature exploring, the bay area includes some must-see attractions within the state parks and national recreation areas.

San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Reserve
Napa River Eco Reserve
Pleasure Cove Marina

Santa Cruz Mountains
Mount Hamilton

Point Aņo Nuevo
Pigeon Point
Point San Pedro
Pillar Point
Point Montara
Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site
John Muir National Historic Site
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Reserve
Coyote Hills Regional Park
Crown State Beach
Point Pinole Regional Shoreline
Martinez Regional Shoreline
Mount Diablo State Park

Lake Merritt
Chabot Observatory
San Francisco Bay
Lake Chabot
Upper San Leandro Reserve
Los Vaqueros Reservoir
San Pablo Res Briones Res

Mt Diablo 3,849'
Bolinas Lagoon Preserve
Muir Woods National Monument
Mt Tamalpais State Park
Olompali State Historic Park
Tomales Bay State Park
Samuel P Taylor State Park
Marconi Conference
Center State Historic Park
China Camp State Park
Las Gallinas Wildlife Ponds
Angel Island State Park
Point Reyes National Site
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Candlestick Point State Recreation Area

Laguna Reservoir
Kent Lake
Nicasio Reservoir

Tomales Point
Mt Tamalpais 2,571'
Point Reyes
Point Bonita Park


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