Thing to Do

Torpedo Wharf Fishing

Visitors standing on a pier with fishing poles.
Fishing at Torpedo Wharf

A short walk from Fort Point is Torpedo Wharf, a public fishing pier. The pier is the original site where ships loaded underwater mines, then called "torpedoes," before transporting and planting them outside the Golden Gate in the 1890s.

This pier sits at the mouth of the Golden Gate. Because of its location, fishermen and fisherladies may encounter any species that enters the bay. It's a great spot for fishing and crabbing.
1-4 Hours
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Pets are not allowed on the fishing pier. 

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Fishing on the public pier at Fort Baker does not require a fishing license. 

In other areas of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, a valid California fishing license is required to fish in the park although exceptions may apply, and fees vary. Children under 16 years of age do not require a license. Visitors fishing within must follow the fishing license requirements in accordance with the laws and regulations of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Located near the West Bluffs of Crissy Field, Torpedo Wharf is a public fishing pier. 
Year Round
Time of Day
Day, Dawn, Dusk
Accessibility Information
The Torpedo Wharf fishing pier located near the Warming Hut is usable. The pier contains cracking and heaving asphalt, please proceed with caution.

Accessible Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Accessible Routes/Trails
  • Accessible Picnicking

Fort Point National Historic Site, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Presidio of San Francisco

Last updated: March 29, 2021