Pine Lake Picnic Area

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Park Picnic Area Information

Pine Lake Park, in western San Francisco and contiguous with Stern Grove, is an elongated valley with steep, forested slopes. Pine Lake is one of the few remaining natural lakes in San Francisco, and is fed by the same aquifer as Lake Merced. The willow, tule, and other wetland plants that ring the lake provide habitat for a variety for resident and migratory bird species. A trail encircles the lake, providing opportunities for viewing birds, and connects to the larger trail network that winds through Stern Grove, including a segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail.


Sloat Boulevard and Vale Street
San Francisco, CA 94132

Reservable Picnic Areas

Yes; multiple areas reservable from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Additional Park Picnic Area Information

  • Alcohol: Not Allowed
  • BBQ Allowed: Yes – Must Use Existing Built-In Grill at the Site  
  • Clubhouse: No
  • Jumpers Allowed: Yes - Additional Permit Required
  • Recreation Center: No


View the Picnic Area Map page to see a map of the area.

Reservation Fees & Details

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