San Francisco September 27, 2017
These 10 Underrated Lakes In Golden Gate Park Will Bring Out The Explorer In You
Golden Gate Park is full of a lot mystery and beauty. Did you know that there are many lakes in Golden Gate Park? This is an overlooked fact about this large and incredible park. Discover these picturesque lakes of Golden Gate Park.
1. Stow Lake
The most well known lake of Golden Gate Park, but still under appreciated. Enjoy the historic boathouse and cafe in the area or better yet rent a boat on an hourly basis. Stow Lake is located between John F. Kennedy Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
2. Spreckels Lake
Spreckels Lake is one of the most picturesque lakes located at Spreckels Drive at 36th Avenue. The lake is popular with fitness addicts so expect runners, bikers, and more. Check out the Monterey Cypress trees, wildlife, as well as the San Francisco Model Yacht Club.
3. Mallard Lake
Mallard Lake is located along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. This is one of the more ideal spots to relax in Golden Gate Park. And of course, the local ducks welcome and expect food from strangers so be prepared.
4. Alvord Lake
Alvord Lake is located at 501 Stanyan Street. The lake is near the historic Alvord Bridge. Some of the other features of the lake include ferns, the nearby pedestrian tunnel, and beautiful greenery.
5. Lloyd Lake
Lloyd Lake is located on John F. Kennedy Drive and 23rd Avenue. Lloyd Lake is popular with wedding ceremonies and photographers. Lloyd Lake offers a peaceful setting for visitors.
6. Metson Lake
Metson is one of the more easily accessed lakes of Golden Gate Park. You can access Metson Lake by Lincoln Way on 25th in Golden Gate Park. Expect local wildlife, greenery, and beauty of course.
7. North Lake
The North Lake is part of a chain of lakes including North Lake, Middle Lake, and South Lake. The North Lake is the largest of the bunch and features tinyl islands jutting out of its waters.
8. Middle Lake
Golden Gate Park used to have many marshy lakes and dunes. Today, the park is much different, but Middle Lake has the original marshes.
9. South Lake
South Lake is the least visited lake in Golden Gate Park. When you visit this lake you'll notice how much more quiet and unspoiled it is compared to the other lakes.
10. Elk Glen Lake
Elk Glen Lake is located at 25th Avenue entrance and Martin Luther King Drive. This lake is ideal for bird watchers, and the lake is less crowded. Enjoy the time here to soak up the bird watching and cherry trees.
Have you been to any of these lakes? Let us know about your experiences. Share this story too! If you’re curious about Golden Gate Park then check out
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