To get to El Polín Springs, follow the directions below. The Presidio Visitor Center (in the Officers Club/Building 50) provides maps of the park, or you can click
here for a map.
is the Presidio of San Francisco?
The Presidio of San Francisco is a National Historic Landmark District
that is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. It is located
at the northernmost tip of San Francisco, California, at the southern
end of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Directions to the
park and public transit information are available at http://www.presidio.gov/Visiting/DirectionsShuttle/
in the park is the research site?
Parking at the site is limited. We recommend parking from the Presidio
Visitor Center (Officer’s Club), which is located at the corner
of Graham and Moraga. El Polín Springs is a short (5-15 minute)
walk from the Presidio Visitor Center. The walk includes a stairway and
a somewhat steep hill. There is limited parking at the El Polin Loop for
visitors who would prefer to drive to the research site.
to the Visitor Center:
From the Lombard Gate: Continue along Lombard Street and at the second
stop sign turn right onto Presidio Blvd. Stay on the right hand side as
Presidio turns into Lincoln Blvd. Turn left onto Graham Street, and follow
Graham until it runs into the Visitor Center on Moraga Ave.
From the Presidio
Gate: Follow Presidio Blvd. until it becomes Lincoln Blvd.. Continue
along Lincoln and make a left on Graham Street. Graham will run straight
into the Visitor Center on Moraga Ave.
From the Arguello Gate: Continue along Arguello Blvd
(keep right) until you hit Moraga Ave. Turn right. The Visitor Center
is at the intersection of Moraga and Graham.
El Polín Springs from the Visitor Center:
Leaving the Visitor Center, turn right and walk down Moraga Ave until
you reach Funston Street. Take the short staircase just across Funston
downhill to the intersection of Barnard and Fernandez. Continue along
Fernandez and make a right on MacArthur Ave. MacArthur will run directly
into El Polin Springs.
Biking or Driving by Car to El Polín Springs:
Enter the Presidio through the Lombard gate and at the second stop sign
turn right onto Presidio Blvd. Stay in the left hand lane and follow Presidio
as it turns left. Take the first left onto MacArthur Blvd. Continue along
MacArthur Blvd. and take the third left onto MacArthur Ave. MacArthur
Ave. runs directly into El Polin Springs. Most of the parking along MacArthur
is reserved for Presidio residents, so please park alongide the oval drive
at the end of the road.