Guide to San Francisco Bay Area Creeks
San Francisco Dunes, Northwest
One of the best locations to view remains of the once-vast dune fields of western San Francisco is on the north bank of Lobos Creek, designated as Point of Interest 2 on this
map. There is little of the sand-dune plant community left in Golden Gate Park, but hydrologically it functions much as it always has. There are no stormdrains; rainfall simply soaks
into the sandy soil. Many of the lakes today are remnants of the naturally occurring lakes, where topographic low spots intersected the water table.
Portion of Creek & Watershed Map of San Francisco & Vicinity -- Purchase Printed Map