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Spreckels Lake, San Francisco

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  • The Spreckels Lake Model Yacht Facility, commonly referred to as "Spreckels Lake", is an artificial reservoir behind an adjacent land and club Dam situated on the north side of the Golden Gate National Park of San Francisco. Completed in mid-March 1904, the reservoir was built for the use of model sailors of all ages, interests and skill levels, specifically designed to sail on racing models and to propagate skills and crafts necessary to build boats in scale of all kinds. The Spreckels Lake is considered one of the best examples and one of the most beautiful of the naturalist model, boat facilities made by the model Man of the world and is always open to anyone wishing to sail their waters with few restrictions. The facility is also the permanent home of the Yacht Club Model of San Francisco (SFMYC).
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  • Stopped for a few more Utes to view the lake area with gentlemen sailing their remote controlled motorized toy boats. Very unique to watch the fancy toys the men had out on the water.  more »
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  • I Iove to jog around this beautiful lake located in Golden Gate Park on 36th Avenue. The lake is actually a reservoir and used to facilitate model yachts that often float about on weekends. On other days it is a great uncrowded place to walk or jog in a serene settings with ducks and turtles. Alternatively just enjoy the setting with friends on one of the many benches surrounding the lake. Or just have an Al fresco lunch and drink in the beauty around.
  • One of the most beautiful spots in Golden Gate Park, a veritable Oasis in the City. Walk around the lake, enjoy the wildlife, sit on a bench and relax. Just off Fulton by 36th Ave entrance to the park.
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