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King Tides at Crissy Field (High Tides)

  • Crissy Field/Warming Hut / Pier

    The Presideo
    Mason Street
    San Francisco, CA (map)

    37.798085 -122.466538

  • Meet at start of the pier outside the Warming Hut cafe. Call/text Laurie at (415)[masked] if you can't find us.
  • Price: $2.00 /per person

    Refund policy

  • Get a preview of what rising sea levels will look like in the Golden Gate Bridge area, with a high tide of over 7 feet. If there's any storm surge there will be waves sloshing over the road to Fort Point. Unfortunately none of this year's King Tides are happening on a weekend, but the timing does line up with the regular Presidio Nature Journal Club class at 12:30.

    10:00 Meet at the base of the pier outside the Warming Hut. The high tide is just after 10, so get there on time. Call/text Laurie at (415)[masked] if you can't find us.

    If it's raining, we'll meet inside the Warming Hut and look at the options for sketching under cover. (Perhaps a dash out to Fort Point?)  

    12:00 Meet up to share sketches and chat back in the Warming Hut.

    12:30 If you can, stick around for John Muir Laws' Nature Journal Club class on "Sandhill Cranes—Drawing What You See" in Building 989, just behind the bathrooms near the Warming Hut.

    Here are sketches from our King Tides meetup last January on the Embarcadero.

    To see high tide times for other parts of the bay or coast, click on the markers on this map. [If the map is not updated for the[masked] season, check back again later.]


    California King Tides Project "Help people visualize how sea level rise will impact their lives. Via smartphones and social media, we invite you to document “king tides” – the highest high tides of today, which will be the average water levels of the future. Everyone is welcome to participate!"

    See photos of king tides in different California locations in this Flickr group.

    Read San Francisco's Waterfront Plan Update, including sea level rise issues.


    • Waterproof shoes or boots and a rain jacket in case there are waves splashing around.

    • Lightweight stool so you have a dry place to sit.

    • Camera, if you want to add your photo documentation to the King Tides Project.


    Car: There is plenty of parking here and it's free on weekdays.

    Public transport: 

    Public transit in this area is complicated: use the MUNI or Google trip planners for accurate directions and schedules.

    The #30 and 101 Golden Gate Transit buses (from Civic Center BART)  go near there, as well as the 28 MUNI bus (from Daly City BART) and the 4 (from Embarcadero BART). 

    For all of the above, get off at the GG Bridge toll plaza and walk down the hill a few blocks. 

    There is a stop on the PresidiGO Shuttle bus Crissy Field Route at the Warming Hut. 

    Bike: Riding along the waterfront past the Marina is always an enjoyable ride. You can also ride the many bike trails in the Presidio.

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  • Laurie W.
    Event Host

    I want to sketch on paper without an undo button and get inkstains on my fingers.

  • china

    Hello my name is China I am an Illustration student and I love to sketch in awesome places with... more

  • Liz S.

    I am a retired 5th grade teacher who loves to draw and paint.

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    Berkeley sketcher

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  • Janet G.

    Hi, I mostly paint with watercolor and/or ink, but I like drawing with colored pencils too.

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