Learn the story of the Port Chicago Naval Magazine explosions that resulted in the largest domestic loss of life during World War II—320 civilians and mostly African American sailors. They caused the largest naval mutiny in US history, and the subsequent trial led to desegregation of the US Navy.
Explore the Park
Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial, located northeast of San Francisco memorializes the Port Chicago disaster of World War II, which killed 320 sailors and led to the largest Naval mutiny in US history.
Kids in Parks
National parks are places where kids can dream up great adventures! Taking in amazing scenery. Testing out new skills. Exploring places kids may have only heard about. But most importantly, creating new memories with friends and family.
Stories from all parks
Our public lands are our public commons. They belong to all of us as part of our natural and cultural heritage. They remind us of a larger world that has existed long before the arrival of humans and will survive long after we are gone. –Terry Tempest Williams, Author & Conservationist
Bring the Parks Home
When you can’t get to a national park for a visit, experience it from the comfort of your home. WNPA’s online store is packed with ranger-approved park collectibles, books, toys, and clothing. Shop for a special item.