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See the S F Bay Model Regional Visitor Center website for additional information. Primary recreational opportunities are listed below.
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San Francisco Bay Model (415) 332-3871
Directions & Lake History/Factoid
Directions: From Golden Gate Bridge, north 3 miles on US 101 to Sausalito/Marin City exit, then
Bridgeway to Harbor Drive, turn left, then right onto Marinship Way and follow signs to the
Factoid: The Bay Model was built in 1957 as a research tool to test the impact of proposed changes
to San Francisco Bay and its related waterways. The Model has been used to study the
effects of chemical/oil spills, altering of shipping channels, levee failures, and bay in-
filling. The hydraulic Model was used to simulate currents, tidal action, sediment
movement and the mixing of fresh and salt water. In 1980 the Visitor Center portion was
added, and the Model adopted the function of an Educational Center for learning about the
geography, ecology and natural history of the Bay and Delta areas. Although today no
active research takes place using the actual Model, the facility still remains open to the
public and the Visitor Center still serves as a public education center.
Age & Disability Discount Passes
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Recreation Services Status
Please see the list below for USACE managed areas. Other parks run by state or private marinas are not included in the list below. Please contact the state or private marina for additional information.
1 Recreation areas at S F Bay Model Regional Visitor Center
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Bay - Delta Model Facilities
Managed by Others in Italics
$ Corps Fees Collected
|C||Fish Cleaning Stations|
|GS||Group Picnic Shelter|
|B||Bike Trails |
|I||Hiking Trails - Interpretive|
|R||Off Road Vehicle Trails|
|S||Snow Mobile Trails|
|CC||Cross Country Skiing Trails|
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