Fort Cronkhite


Located in the Marin Headlands, Fort Cronkhite is nestled at the end of Rodeo Valley, just west of the Marin Headlands Visitor Center. The buildings at Fort Cronkhite currently house the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, Marine Mammal Center, Headlands Center for the Arts, and other organizations.

Once an army installation and part of the Presidio, Fort Cronkhite is now a center for park activities: there is access to the beach, the Point Bonita Light, the visitor center, and miles of beautiful trails.




The Presidio can be reached from the north by crossing the Golden Gate Bridge (Highways 1 and 101); from the east by way of Lombard Street (Highway 101); and from the south via Highway 1.


San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose International Airports service the San Francisco Bay area.

Public Transport: 

San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI) buses serve the Presidio via the 28, 29 and 43 lines. Bus service from the North Bay to the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza is available through Golden Gate Transit.