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Special Park Uses


Camping at Rob Hill

Rob Hill Campground is the only overnight campsite in San Francisco. It is located at the Presidio’s highest point in a stand of eucalyptus trees overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The group campsite was expanded and improved with support from the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund. The camping season is April through November. A reservation is required.

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Filming at the Presidio

The Presidio of San Francisco has many incredible scenic backdrops - ocean vistas, skyline views, fog-shrouded forests, and historic buildings.
Presidio Interior Lands Film Permits 
The Presidio Trust issues permits for film projects on the Presidio’s interior lands. Permits take one week to process. Fees are based on the size, scope, and nature of the project. For further information or to request an application, please contact the Presidio Trust at (415) 561-4200, press 5 or
Presidio Coastal Area Film Permits
For information about filming at Baker Beach and Crissy Field or at other Golden Gate National Recreation Area sites, visit the National Park Service Special Park Uses Group (SPUG) website or call (415) 561-4301. 

Picnic Areas
The Presidio features several formal picnic areas. Picnic sites at Crissy Field and Baker Beach are managed by the National Park Service and permits are required for large groups. For picnic reservations at Crissy Field and Baker Beach, visit the National Park Service's website or call (415) 561-4374.
Picnic sites at Immigrant Point Overlook and El Polin Spring are managed by the Presidio Trust. The sites are suitable for small groups only and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations or permits required. If you have questions about your group’s size or planned activities at these sites or would like to arrange for a larger event, contact the Presidio Trust at (415) 561-4200 and press 6 or
The lawn area at the Log Cabin is also available and can accommodate large groups. A permit is required. For more information about the Log Cabin, contact Presidio Trust Hospitality at (415) 561-5444 or
In the Main Post, the "Civil War" Parade Ground is available. A permit is required. For more information, contact the Presidio Trust at (415) 561-4200, press 6 or

The Main Post welcomes the general public and is used for public activities and events. It is not available for private events, however. 
Playing Fields
Fort Scott Field, located near the Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza, is available for public use. Scheduling for organized leagues or recurring use is determined through a lottery. Letters of explanation, reservation sheets, rules, and applications are mailed in spring for use the following October through September. A limited number of “one-time use” reservations may also available. To register your team or league for the date selection competition or to learn about other availability, please contact Presidio Trust Special Events at (415) 561-4200, press 3 or
Races, Runs, Festivals, and Other Activities
Some events and activities require a permit because of the impacts they may have on the park’s resources or visitors. Examples include large picnics and organized sporting events, such as runs.
Elements that could trigger the need for an event permit include:
  • Attendance of more than 50 people
  • Need for road closures, detours, or intermittent traffic stoppages
  • Tents or canopies
  • Valet parking or shuttle service
  • Food trucks
To propose an event, contact us at (415) 561-4200, press 4 or The National Park Service Special Park Uses Group manages special events at Crissy Field and Baker Beach. To propose a special event at Crissy Field or Baker Beach, visit the National Park Service website or call (415) 561-4300.
Launching, Landing, and Operating Drones in Area B.
The Presidio Trust has no specific restrictions on the launching, landing, or operation of unmanned aircraft (aka “drones”) in Area B of the Presidio. However, resource protection, public use, and recreational activities are subject to Trust regulation under Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations, and drone related activities must be conducted in a manner not to conflict with those restrictions (for example, the regulatory prohibitions on frightening or disturbing wildlife, injuring or destroying cultural resources, or intentional creation of a public nuisance). 

Please note that activities in Area A of the Presidio are regulated by the National Park Service (NPS). For information regarding the prohibition on unmanned aircraft in Area A, go to the following location:​
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Special Park Uses
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