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:

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, San Simeon

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

Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary

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

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Santa Cruz

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

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

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

Los Padres National Forest

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

Mendocino 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

Sierra 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

New Hogan Lake

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

Englebright 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

Black Butte 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

Stanislaus River Parks

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

Lake Sonoma

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

Bay Model Visitor Center

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

Mendocino Lake

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 Lake

NOTE: The list of participating sites will continue to grow. Bookmark this page and come back soon to see what new locations have been added!

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Make your own Activity Sheet

Are you a State or local park, school, or parent who wants to make your own Activity Sheet? Click here to download a blank activity sheet you can create on your own! Don’t forget a stamp or sticker to reward successful completion of the activities!


Contact Us

If you have comments or suggestions on ways to improve the Adventure Passport, please send them to: youth@ios.doi.gov.


Additional Information

 

For more information on the Let’s Move! Initiative, please visit Let's Move! website