CAUTION: Post Storm Damage to Coastal Trail
The Presidio Coastal Trail segment just north of the Pacific Overlook and adjacent to Lincoln Blvd remains CLOSED indefinitely. We have posted signage to alert bicyclists and hikers and with information for safe trail alternatives. More »
Northwestern Pond Turtle
Natural History: This species lives along streams, rivers, lakes and ponds where it eats invertebrates and small fish.
General Distribution: This turtle ranges from Washington State to central California. In the Presidio, it is found at Mountain Lake.
Frequency: This species is moderately common at Mountain Lake.
Identifying Characteristics: This turtle has an low, dark olive to blackish shell with sections marked by inconspicuous radiating dots or lines. The head is dark in color.
Did You Know?
A young Jerry Garcia was stationed at the Presidio during his brief service in the U.S. Army. Over the course of his nine-month career, Garcia went AWOL eight times and received two court-martials.