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Directions to the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association Office and Visitor Center

Crissy Field, Building 991 (Old U.S. Coast Guard Building)

Public Transportation: Muni bus #29 travel nearby, call for details (415) 673-MUNI or use the SFMTA website to plan your trip. We are located at the west end of Crissy Field.

Entering the Presidio from downtown or East Bay along Marina Boulevard, going west:

  • Drive west on Marina Blvd. staying in the right lane, to its end at the Baker St. stop signal, at the Palace of Fine Arts.
  • Keep to the RIGHT, going straight into the Presidio along Mason St.
  • Go west on Mason St. about 1.5 miles, past a stop sign.
  • Continue straight, all the way to the end of the greenbelt.
  • Turn right at the sign "To West Bluff Picnic Area" and drive toward the Bay about 500 yards.
  • Directly across from Warehouse #937, you will see a small sign next to the Pedestrian Walkway labeled "Authorized Vehicles Only."
  • Turn right down the driveway marked "Authorized Vehicles Only."
  • (NOTE: If you reach a roundabout and the parking lot for the West Bluff Picnic Area, you have gone too far and need to backtrack only about 50 yards.)
  • The driveway ends in a parking lot and we are located in the second large building to your right. It is the only three story building, and has a cement stairway leading to a green door. Enter Visitor Center on the east side of the building.
  • (If you accidentally get onto the freeway approach/Doyle Drive, continue toward the Golden Gate Bridge and take the last SF exit before the toll plaza; then refer to the directions for "Entering the Presidio from 19th Avenue/Park Presidio")

Entering the Presidio from Marin County, going south:

  • Enter Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza at RIGHT toll booth. Exit immediately (before bus stop).
  • Make quick RIGHT turn to go under toll plaza and through parking area, bearing right.
  • At second stop sign turn LEFT on to Lincoln Blvd. Follow it down the hill, past the Fort Point entrance and under the freeway underpass. Continue on another 0.2 miles.
  • LEFT on McDowell at the stop sign and down the hill.
  • At the Crissy Field Ave. stop sign turn LEFT. This takes you under the overpass, and by the pet cemetery on your left.
  • At the stop turn RIGHT, then make immediate LEFT at the first warehouse, and drive toward the Bay about 500 yards. Crissy Field will be on your right, and buildings will be on your left.
  • Directly across from Warehouse #937 you will see a small sign next to the Pedestrian Walkway labeled "Authorized Vehicles Only."
  • Turn right down the driveway marked "Authorized Vehicles Only."
  • (NOTE: If you reach a roundabout and the parking lot for the West Bluff Picnic Area, you have gone too far and need to backtrack only about 50 yards.)
  • The driveway ends in a parking lot and we are located in the second large building to your right. It is the only three story building, and has a cement stairway leading to a green door. Enter Visitor Center on the east side of the building.

Entering Presidio from 19th Avenue/Park Presidio, going north:

  • RIGHT at the "Last San Francisco Exit" before the Golden Gate Bridge toll booth. (A sign directs you to the Presidio/Golden Gate National Recreation Area)
  • Stay to the RIGHT. This will take you a short distance to Lincoln Blvd.
  • At second stop sign turn LEFT on to Lincoln Blvd. Follow it down the hill, past the Fort Point entrance and under the freeway underpass. Continue another 0.2 miles.
  • LEFT on McDowell at the stop sign and down the hill.
  • At the Crissy Field Ave, stop sign turn LEFT. This takes you under the overpass, and by the pet cemetery on your left.
  • At the stop turn RIGHT, and make immediate LEFT at the first warehouse, and drive toward the Bay about 500 yards. Crissy Field will be on your right, and buildings will be on your left.
  • Directly across from Warehouse #937 you will see a small sign next to the Pedestrian Walkway labeled "Authorized Vehicles Only."
  • Turn right down the driveway marked "Authorized Vehicles Only."
  • (NOTE: If you reach a roundabout and the parking lot for the West Bluff Picnic Area, you have gone too far and need to backtrack only about 50 yards.)
  • The driveway ends in a parking lot and we are located in the second large building to your right. It is the only three story building, and has a cement stairway leading to a green door. Enter Visitor Center on the east side of the building.

Map: the Presidio

If you get lost, please call us at 415-561-6625.

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