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Sunset!

Excellent spot for picnic and viewing the sunset. Parking is relatively close and there are tables... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nathan O
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Chula Vista, California
Hishory and Wildlife

Visited this piece of history. After parking in the parking lot, took the shuttle and then walked... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2016
Chipperhigh2
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Okemos, Michigan
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4 weeks ago
“Sunset!”
13 Jan 2016
“Hishory and Wildlife”
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Gunpowder Point is the historical site of The Hercules Powder Co. which owned a factory that harvested potash and acetone from kelp during 1913-1919. Those materials were used to make gunpowder and cordite, a smokeless powder used by British in WW1...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1000 Gunpowder Point Dr, Chula Vista, CA 91910-8222
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent spot for picnic and viewing the sunset. Parking is relatively close and there are tables and benches.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nathan O
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Visited this piece of history. After parking in the parking lot, took the shuttle and then walked the trails. Not much exists of the Hercules plant except some slab and lumps of concrete. The best part was Mother Nature's work, the land, plants and animals....More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Chipperhigh2
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Access is confusing. You can only get there when the Discovery Center is open, 10-5 daily. Park in the parking lot and take the shuttle to the Discovery Center where you will find trails through Gunpowder Point. No cars permitted. No charge if you do...More

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank thesuburbangirl
Reviewed 7 July 2015

You can still see the concrete foundations of the old Hercules buildings and the Cottonseed Oil Company that operated in the 1920s, and the foundations of the old pier built in 1916 for the kelp harvesters. At the E Street entrance are the old railroad...More

Date of experience: January 2015
2  Thank Steven S
Reviewed 16 May 2015

Gunpowder Point is the historical site of The Hercules Powder Co. nestled in the beauty of a US Wildlife Refuge. The company which owned a factory from 1913-1919 harvested potash and acetone from kelp. Those materials were used to make gunpowder and cordite, a smokeless...More

Date of experience: March 2015
2  Thank Arktosjewel
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