GGP – Chinese Pavilion at Stow Lake Picnic Site


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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.


  1. There is a 12ft picnic table located west of the pavilion next to the lake.
  2. Restrooms are located at the Stow Lake Boathouse parking lot.
  3. 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.
  4. Nearby waterfall and multiple hiking trails.


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 (Apr-Sept) and Sundays (year round), no cars are allowed on JFK Drive; access is only from MLK Drive.

Reservable Picnic Areas: Yes; 1 12ft Table (Reservable from 9am-6pm)
Restrooms: Yes - Stow Lake Parking Lot
Jumpers Allowed: Not Allowed
BBQ Allowed: Not Provided - BYO Gas Grill
Alcohol: Yes; Beer and Wine Only; No Glass/No Liquor
Parking: Street - limited availability
Latitude: 37.7684
Longitude: -122.4736