• East view from Crissy Field overlook with old Coast Guard station on left and city on right

    Presidio of San Francisco

    California

Lobos Creek Valley

Lobos Creek Valley

A boardwalk winds through the dunes of Lobos Creek Valley, allowing access to view San Francisco native dune habitats as they were before the city.  

Containing the last free-flowing stream in San Francisco, Lobos Creek Valley provides important native plant and wildlife habitat in an otherwise urban area. The creek has long been a source of water for the Presidio, and a flume from the creek to San Francisco provided water to the town in its early days. Ongoing restoration of the coastal scrub plant community in the valley is helping to bring rare plant species back to the area. This is also a good place to view a variety of bird and insect life.

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