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Visiting the Nike site

Site SF-88L is open for guided tours Thursdays through Saturdays from 12:30 PM. - 3:30 PM. The first Saturday of every month is an open house at the site, with volunteers and Nike Veterans interpreting each of the areas on the base. For more information, go to http://www.nps.gov/goga/

photo: front gate circa 2001

Guard shack and missile in launch position.

Launcher area SF-88L

The Launcher Area provided for the maintenance, storage, testing, and firing of the missiles. To aid in explaining the operation of the Nike system, some IFC equipment is currently being displayed at the Launcher area.

photo: Hercules missile raised to launching position in 2016

Guard shack and missile in launch position.

Integrated Fire Control area SF-88C

The IFC contained the radar and computer equipment. This equipment, in tight integration with the soldiers operating it, acquired and tracked the range, azimuth, and elevation of targets, guided missiles to targets, and commanded the burst of the missiles. SF-88C is not easily accessible.

photo: IFC buildings in 2014

National Park Service personnel at Nike site SF-88L

National Park Service personnel at Nike site SF-88L

The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016, and they're celebrating all year long! The centennial kicks off a second century of stewardship of America's national parks and engaging communities through recreation, conservation, and historic preservation programs.

photo: NPS rangers in 2016

Video © 1997 KTVU: Our Town: SF-88L (4 minutes, tiny format only, won't play on Android or iPhones)