Milagra Ridge Military Reservation

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Milagra Ridge Military Reservation (1942-1972) - The 330 acre Milagra Ridge Military Reservation was acquired in 1942 during World War II for use as a coastal defense installation at Pacifica, San Mateo County, California. Two coastal batteries were planned, Battery 244 was started in 1942 but not completed until after the war in 1947, Battery 130 was never built. Battery 244 was decommissioned in 1950. The reservation was finally closed in 1972 and portions transferred to the City of Pacifica in 1974.

Milagra Ridge MR Entrance Sign
Milagra Ridge MR View Below

World War II (1941-1945)

Part of the Harbor Defense of San Francisco.

Battery 244 was 6" gun emplacement built during World War II but not finished or armed until after World War II. The guns for Battery 244 were sent from Battery 247, Fort Canby, Washington. Battery 130 was to have been 16" gun battery like Battery Davis (2) at Fort Funston but it was canceled.

Milagra Ridge Military Reservation World War II Battery (edit list)
Click on Battery links below
No. Caliber Type Mount Service Years Battery Cost Notes
Battery 130 2 16" Casemated Barbette (CBC) $ 0 Not Built
Battery 244 2 6" Shielded Barbette (SBC) 1943-1943-1944-1950 $ 299,699 Armed postwar with
guns from Fort Columbia
Battery 246
Source: CDSG

Cold War (1947-1991)

The reservation was used by the U.S. Army Defense Command for anti-aircraft missile Nike Site, SF-51, during the Cold War.

Current Status

Part of the Golden Gate Recreation Area (GGNRA) administered by the National Park Service. Access from below by Connemara Dr. at Oceana Blvd. via trail up. Access from the top at Sharp Park Road intersection in Pacifica, San Mateo County, California.

Location: Seven miles south of San Francisco in the City of Pacifica, San Mateo County, California.

Maps & Images

Lat: 37.64 Long: -122.479722



Visited: 26 Aug 2009

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