• Visitor during the evening tour of Alcatraz gaze into the many cells that line up the corridor known as

    Alcatraz Island

    California

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Management

Golden Gate

The U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service administers Alcatraz Island as a unit of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GOGA). GOGA is part of the Central California Coast International Biosphere Reserve. Biosphere reserves are designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to promote education and preservation of diverse and sensitive habitats of international significance.

For additional management information for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area please visit www.nps.gov/goga.

 
For information on laws and policies related to Alcatraz Island, either use the link above or visit http://www.nps.gov/alca/parkmgmt/lawsandpolicies.htm.

Did You Know?

Thumbnail of a cormorant scratching itself.

Some birds such as gulls, cormorants, and other seabirds can drink salt water. Excess salt is then excreted through a “salt gland” located near their eyes.