San Francisco Bay Area Region
From the Bay, to the islands, to the hills and lakes, The San Francisco Bay Area has outdoor opportunities for everyone, all close to a major city. The following sites in the Bay Area are participating in the Let’s Move Outside! Adventure Passport:
99 Pacific St, 455A, Monterey, California 93940
The Center offers interactive exhibits and education programs which highlight the cultural and natural history of San Simeon, California State Parks and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
Click here to download the activity sheet for Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, San Simeon
991 Marine Drive, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129
We protect the wildlife and habitats of one of the most diverse and bountiful marine environments in the world, an area of 1,282 square miles off the northern and central California coast. Located just a few miles from San Francisco, the waters within the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary are part of a nationally-significant marine ecosystem.
Click here to download the activity sheet for Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
35 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
The center features state-of-the art exhibits and interactive displays highlighting the sanctuary and its incredible underwater environment. Visitors can explore the sanctuary's remarkable marine environment while they discover their personal role in protecting one of our nation's underwater treasures.
Click here to download the activity sheet for Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Santa Cruz
14412 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Whiskeytown, CA 96095
Whiskeytown Lake’s beautiful sapphire-blue waters, surrounded by mountain peaks, are perhaps the most prominent feature of the park.
Click here to download the activity sheet for Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
6755 Hollister Ave, Suite 150, Goleta, CA 93117
Los Padres National Forest provides Southern California and the Bay Area with a variety of terrain, vegetation, and recreational settings. There are 1,257 miles of maintained trails which provide both day-use and extended backpacking opportunities.
Click here to download the activity sheet for Los Padres National Forest
825 N. Humboldt Ave., Willows, CA 95988
This forest straddles the eastern spur of the Coastal Mountain Range in northwestern California, just a three-hour drive north of San Francisco and Sacramento. Some 65 miles long and 35 miles across, the Forest's 913,306 federally owned acres of mountains and canyons offer a variety of recreational opportunities - camping, hiking, backpacking, boating, fishing, hunting, nature study, photography, and off-highway vehicle travel.
Click here to download the activity sheet for Mendocino National Forest
1600 Tollhouse Road, Clovis, CA 93611
The Sierra National Forest, located on the western slope of the central Sierra Nevada, is known for its spectacular mountain scenery and abundant natural resources. The Sierra National Forest encompasses more than 1.3 million acres between 900 and 13,986 feet in elevation.
Click here to download the activity sheet for Sierra National Forest
2713 Hogan Dam Road, Valley Springs, CA 95252-9510
New Hogan Lake is an artificial lake in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in Calaveras County, California, about 30 miles northeast of Stockton
Click here to download the activity sheet for New Hogan Lake
12896 Englebright Dam Rd., Penn Valley, CA 95946
Englebright Lake is a man-made reservoir formed along the Yuba River by Englebright Dam. It is located between Yuba and Nevada Counties, in Northern California.
Click here to download the activity sheet for Englebright Lake
19225 Newville Road, Orland, CA 95963-890
Black Butte Lake is an artificial lake located in Tehama and Glenn counties in California, USA. The lake was formed from Stony Creek in 1963 upon the completion of Black Butte Dam by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Click here to download the activity sheet for Black Butte Lake
17968 Covered Bridge Road, Oakdale, CA 95361-1229
Located in historic Knights Ferry, the information center describes the rich history of the Stanislaus River and surrounding area. Display topics include salmon life cycles, Native American culture, the nearby covered bridge and a century-old flour mill. Also, check out this article (http://www.recreation.gov/marketing.do?goto=acm/Explore_And_More/exploreArticles/Spotlight__Stanislaus_River_Parks.htm) for more details about recreating at this exciting location.
Click here to download the activity sheet for Stanislaus River Parks
3333 Skaggs Springs Rd., Geyserville, CA 95441-9644
Lake Sonoma is a reservoir west of Healdsburg in northern Sonoma County, California, created by the construction of Warm Springs Dam. Access from U.S. Route 101 is by way of Dry Creek Road from Healdsburg.
Click here to download the activity sheet for Lake Sonoma
2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers once used this high-tech, 1 1/2-acre model of San Francisco's bay and delta to resolve problems and observe the impact of changes in water flow. Today the model is strictly for educational purposes and reproduces (in scale) the rise and fall of tides and the flows and currents of water. There's a 10-minute film, self-guided and audio tours, and a one-hour tour, and the most interesting time to visit is when the model is in operation.
Click here to download the activity sheet for Bay Model Visitor Center
1160 Lake Mendocino Drive, Ukiah, CA 95482-9404
Lake Mendocino is a large reservoir in Mendocino County, California, northeast of Ukiah. It covers 1,922 acres and was formed by the construction of Coyote Valley Dam in 1958
Click here to download the activity sheet for Mendocino LakeNOTE: The list of participating sites will continue to grow. Bookmark this page and come back soon to see what new locations have been added!