Stow Lake

Lake in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

A park within a park (in this case the beloved Golden Gate Park), Stow Lake offers waterfall views, picnics in the Taiwanese pagoda and bird-watching on a picturesque island called Strawberry Hill. Pedal boats, rowboats and electric boats are available daily in good weather at the 1946 boathouse. Ghost-hunters arrive at sunset to spot the White Lady – legend has it she has haunted Stow Lake for a century, searching these shores for her lost child.