Temporary Closure of Waters Around Alcatraz Island
From 7/3 to 9/22 a 500’ marine buffer zone is in effect, closing the perimeter of Alcatraz Island to all private vessels to protect nesting seabirds during America's Cup racing. Tours to Alcatraz continue as usual during the races. More »
Muir Beach (but not nearby Muir Woods) closed July 8-November 2013, but local businesses are open
Though Muir Beach is closed from July 8-November 2013 due to construction, the PELICAN INN IS OPEN. Restrooms and parking are not available at Muir Beach. Pacific Way is closed except to residents. Check back for updates or call (415)561-3054. More »
CAUTION: Post Storm Damage to Coastal Trail
The Presidio Coastal Trail segment just north of the Pacific Overlook and adjacent to Lincoln Blvd remains CLOSED indefinitely. We have posted signage to alert bicyclists and hikers and with information for safe trail alternatives. More »
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where do I go for more information for Camping, RVs, Trailer, Day Use, Cabins, Group Sites, Boat Sites or Horse Sites?
A: Recreation.gov, part of the Recreation One-Stop E-Gov initiative, offers and provides a single point of access to information about Federal recreational activities and reservations. It provides a comprehensive source of information about thousands of Federal recreation opportunities. Information about recreation opportunities on Federal lands is displayed based on the interests of the customer, not centered on the agency providing the recreation opportunity.
Q: How do I get the to Golden Gate National Parks? I can't find any directions.
A: Golden Gate National Parks is comprised of more than 75,500 acres. The park spans across three counties. For more information, please visit Places to Go for specific directions and locations.
A: Those particular areas are part of Golden Gate Park which is managed by the city and county of San Francisco and is not affilitated with the National Park Service. For more information, please visit the city's website at: http://sfrecpark.org/
Q: Where can I park my RV?
A: Unfortunately, Golden Gate National Parks does not have the facilities to handle RV's. For more information, please refer to our Camping at Golden Gate brochure for RV areas within the San Francisco Bay Area.
Q: Where can I find out more information about the Golden Gate Bridge?
A: The Golden Gate Bridge is managed by the Golden Gate Bridge District, please visit their site for more information: www.goldengatebridge.org
Q: Can I get a brochure sent to me?
A: Yes. Please send us your mailing address so we can send you some brochures about the park or if you're local, drop by one of our nine visitor centers for more information.To help expedite the process, please separate your name, address, city, state, zip, and country. Example:
Did You Know?
Serpentine soils are home to many rare and endangered plants because they lack nutrients and contain metals toxic to plants--conditions that have led to special adaptations in the plants that can survive on them.