Fort Funston

Unfinished History


Fort Funston with Lake Merced on its east and the Pacific Ocean to its west on July 1, 1940.

Photo: National Park Service

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View east from Fort Funston towards Lake Merced, 2014.

Photo: Chris Carlsson

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Fort Funston's Battery Davis from east side, 2014. This is typical of the WWII-era gun emplacements that dot the coastal areas around San Francisco and are now mostly part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Photo: Chris Carlsson

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Fort Funston's Battery Davis from west side, 2014, once home to major artillery directed at repelling a Japanese invasion force during WWII that never materialized.

Photo: Chris Carlsson

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View south along Pacific Coast from Fort Funston. Rocks leaving coast in distance are Mussel Rock, the point where the San Andrea Fault enters the Pacific Ocean.

Photo: Chris Carlsson

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Fort Funston is now best known as a premiere hang-gliding spot in the Bay Area.

Photo: Chris Carlsson

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Hang glider floats past Battery Davis at Fort Funston, 2014.

Photo: Chris Carlsson


Fort Funston in the 1980s.

Photo: National Park Service

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