Virtual Guidebook to Marin and the North Bay Counties
Fort Baker
Golden Gate National Recreation Area California


Fort Baker is strategically situated just inside the Golden Gate, a natural location for a military post. But it is also extremely scenic and sheltered from the howling fog-laden winds. No wonder that since the military pulled out it has been converted into a very classy conference center.

Directly above the military quadrangle is the Redwood Highway, US 101, and the northern viewpoint of the Golden Gate Bridge with classic views of the bridge, city, and Alcatraz.

Don't miss the statue of the "Lone Sailor at the Golden Gate", a tribute to those who, like my late step-father, shipped out from here to the war in the Pacific. It was a war fought by Americans with few allies, and directed by the Navy, not the Army, from their headquarters at Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay.



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The torpedo boat pier at Fort Baker

(March 27, 2001)


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The parade ground and housing at Fort Baker

(March 27, 2001)


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The Redwood Highway Viewpoint at the Golden Gate

(September 21, 2004)


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Monument to the Lone Sailor, Redwood Highway Viewpoint at the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate National Recreation Area. near Sausalito

(September 21, 2004)


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