Description:San Mateo County operates 17 parks, 3 regional trails, numerous other county and local trails and a marina encompassing almost 16,000 acres. Facilities vary from one area to another. Call the park ranger in each area or the administrative number for further information. Coyote Point Recreation Area - 1701 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo (650-573-2592): Picnic sites, playgrounds, marina, bay swimming and fishing, and museum (650-342-7755). Coyote Point Marina - 1900 Coyote Point Drive (650-573-2594). Crystal Springs Trail - San Mateo (650-589-4294): Contains the following trails: - San Andreas Trail: located between the west end of Hillcrest Blvd. in Millbrae and Skyline Blvd. in San Bruno. - Sawyer Camp Trail: A six-mile surfaced trail for cycling, hiking, jogging, horseback riding, located between the west end of Hillcrest Blvd. in Millbrae and the west end of Crystal Springs Road in San Mateo. Edgewood Park and Natural Reserve - Redwood City (650-368-6283): Hiking and horseback riding trails, education center, docent led wildflower walks. Flood Park - 215 Bay Road, Menlo Park (650-363-4022): Picnic sites, barbeque pits, playground, facilities for horseshoes, softball, volleyball, petanque and tennis. Children's playground area designed to be accessible to people with disabilities. Huddart Park - 1100 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside (650-851-1210): Picnic sites, hiking and horse trails, playground, archery range, youth camping, three group camp sites, day camp facilities. James V. Fitzgerald Marine Reserve - California Avenue and North Lake, Moss Beach (650-728-3584): Marine life sanctuary. Docent-led reef and tidepool tours (650-363-4021). Junipero Serra Park - 1801 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno (650-589-5708): Picnic sites, hiking trails, youth group camping, playground. Pescadero Creek Park Complex - 9500 Pescadero Creek Road, Loma Mar (650-879-0238): Hiking and horseback trails, overnight family and hike-in camping. Contains the following areas: - Memorial Park (650-879-0238): Picnic and camping sites, campfire program, hiking trails. Two sites designed for campers with disabilities. Nature walks for special needs groups. Visitor's center and camp store. - Heritage Grove (650-879-0238): Redwood preserve. - Sam McDonald Park (650-879-0238): Hike-in camping for youth groups, picnic sites and Jack Brook Horsecamp. San Bruno Mountain - 555 Guadalupe Canyon Parkway, Brisbane (650-992-6770): Hiking. San Pedro Valley Park - 600 Oddstad Road, Pacifica (650-355-8289): Hiking trails, picnic sites, barbeque pits. Camping for youth groups. Visitors' center. Nature trails for special needs groups. Sanchez Adobe - 1000 Linda Mar, Pacifica ((650-359-1462): A restored adobe residence from the mid 1800s.Call the San Mateo County Historical Association about volunteer program (650-299-0104). Woodside Store - 3300 Tripp Road, Woodside (650-851-7615): A restored 1880's general store. (Call the San Mateo Historical Association about volunteer program, 650-299-0101). Wunderlich Park - 4040 Woodside Road, Woodside (650-851-1210): Hiking and horseback riding trails. Site of the historic Folger Estate stable.
Public Transit:Varies according to the park.
455 County Center, 4th Floor, Redwood City, CA 94063-1663 37.4889287 -122.2307333 Parks
Fees:Vary according to service. Visit Web site for fees. Call for rates for scouts. Cash, checks, credit cards and money orders accepted.
How to Apply:Apply by phone or go to Web site for reservations for family camping and group picnicking.
Service Wait Estimate:Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.
- San Mateo County