Fort Baker


Welcome to Fort Baker!

Fort Baker, the ninth and final "Post-to-Park" conversion in the Golden Gate National Parks, is a 335 acre former 1905 U.S. Army post located immediately north of the Golden Gate Bridge. This hidden gem of a site consists of over 25 historic army buildings clustered around a main parade ground, a sheltered harbor protected by a jetty, a number of historic gun emplacements, and trails and forested areas climbing gently up from San Francisco Bay.
Things to Do
  • Go fishing and crabbing off the pier at Horseshoe Cove; no fishing license required.
  • Launch your kayak or sailboat at the at the boat ramp in Horseshoe Cove. Sailing lessons and boat rentals are available at the small yacht harbor.
  • Hike Drown Road and the Chapel Steps Trail for a moderate 1 mile loop.
  • There are easy walks along the waterfront and along the bluffs-all have spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay.
  • Explore seacoast fortifications at Battery Yates on the eastern bluffs.
Tips and Highlights
  • Look out for the variety of wildlife and plant species at Fort Baker, including the endangered Mission Blue butterfly and its host plant, the silver lupine. At Horseshoe Cove and the fishing pier one can spot shorebirds, sea lions and harbor seals.
Fort Baker features a hands-on children's museum and learning center; a the first-class lodge; an institute dedicated to dialog and action on global environmental issues; as well as the U.S. Coast Guard Station Golden Gate and the Travis Sailing Center.



Please park along the waterfront at Horseshoe Cove or at the trailhead at Drown Road, located off of East Road.


Many cyclists approach Fort Baker on Conzelman Road from the Golden Gate Bridge. There are relatively flat routes around Murray Circle and along the waterfront. A short but steep climb takes you to the access road to Sausalito.

Contact Us
For more information, please contact:
Fort Barry, Building 948
Sausalito, CA 94965
Phone: (415) 331-1540

Last updated: May 10, 2018

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Mailing Address:

Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Building 201, Fort Mason

San Francisco, CA 94123-0022


(415) 561-4700
Pacific West Region Information Center (415) 561-4700 Special Event & Commercial Film Permits (415) 561-4300

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