GGP - Chinese Pavilion at Stow Lake Picnic Site
Park Picnic Area Information
A colorful Chinese pagoda presented to San Francisco by its sister city Taipei in 1976; and the Stone (or Rustic) Bridge, built in 1893, and Roman Bridge. This beautiful spot rests on the lake side of Stow Lake and has a nearby waterfall.
The picnic area is at Stow Lake middle island on the east side on Stow Lake Drive, at the far end of the parking lot across from the Boathouse.
On Saturdays (April to September) and Sundays (year-round), no cars are allowed on JFK Drive; access is only from MLK Drive.
Picnic & Party Features
- There is a 12-foot picnic table located west of the pavilion next to the lake.
- Restrooms are located at the Stow Lake Boathouse parking lot.
- Cheers! Beer and wine are welcome at the Chinese Pavilion picnic area, but kegs and liquor are not. Remember: carrying open alcoholic beverages outside the picnic area is never permitted.
- Nearby waterfall and multiple hiking trails.
Street - limited availability
Reservable Picnic Areas
Yes; 1 12-foot table reservable from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Additional Park Picnic Area Information
- Alcohol: Yes; Beer and Wine Only; No Glass/No Liquor
- BBQ Allowed: Not Provided - Bring Your Own Gas Grill
- Jumpers Allowed: Not Allowed
- Restrooms: Yes - Stow Lake Parking Lot
View the Picnic Area Map page to see a map of the area.
Reservation Fees & Details
View our Picnic and Impact Fees