Stow Lake

50 Stow Lake Dr.
San Francisco, CA 94121

(415) 752-0347

Stow Lake surrounds the prominent Strawberry Hill, now an island with an electrically pumped waterfall. Rowboats and pedalboats can be rented at the boathouse.

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  • Place Hours
    Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Monday 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Tuesday 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Wednesday 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Thursday 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm

Word on the Street

There is so much water around San Francisco that we can sometimes forget the littlest spots for wading that are right in our midst. Well, Stow Lake is really not a place for wading or splashing, but it is a place for boating, which is quite a treat, particularly for the youngsters. At Stow Lake, you can rent a pedal boat or row boat and take a nice little spin around the lake.  Pedal under bridges, cruise past water falls, throw bread to the ducks - it is all possible and quite a lot of fun!  There is also a little snack bar so you can fill up before you take off or as a reward after your boating workout.One thing to remember, there has to be at least one person sixteen or older/boat, so this is not an activity that your little ones can do by themselves. 

Stow Lake: From the Parents


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