• View of the Golden Gate Bridge, taken from the Marin Headlands, looking towards San Francisco at sunrise.

    Golden Gate

    National Recreation Area California

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  • Tunnel Closure

    The Barry/Baker tunnel on Bunker Road will be closed for maintenance during the weeks of 6/2 and 6/9. The tunnel will be open on the weekends. Please use Conzelman Road instead. More »

  • Muir Beach Overlook closure

    The Muir Beach Overlook will be closed for Accessibility improvements and trail upgrades from June 2 through July 21. Alternate viewpoints are available along Highway 1 between there and Stinson Beach.

Be A Junior Ranger

Welcome to the Golden Gate National Parks. Here at Golden Gate, we only have three different opportunities for you to participate in the Junior Ranger Program. There is one at Muir Woods National Monument, one at the Marin Headlands, and the last is on Alcatraz Island. Feel free to download and print a copy of your Jr. Ranger booklet prior to your visit or pick one up at our visitor center. Enjoy!

 
Junior Ranger Activity Book: Alcatraz Island

Illustration by Benny Batom

NPS

Junior Ranger Activity Book—Alcatraz Island (PDF, 6 MB)

Explore the mysteries of one of the most famous prisons in the United States. Uncover the different layers of histories that can be found during your visit. Are you ready to take the oath to become an Alcatraz Jr. Ranger?

 
Illustration: Junior Ranger Activity Book—Marin Headlands

Illustrations by Melissa West

NPS

Junior Ranger Activity Book—Marin Headlands
(PDF, 2.08MB)

Explore the wonders of nature in the Marin Headlands just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Learn about ocean ecology as well as the history of the inhabitants of years past, while taking up the oath to become a Jr. Ranger of the park.

 
Muir Woods Jr. Ranger Activity Booklet

NPS

Jr. Ranger Activity Book: Muir Woods NM
Welcome to Muir Woods National Monument. Here at Muir Woods, you have an opportunity to participate in the Junior Ranger Program. Feel free to download and print a copy of your Jr. Ranger booklet prior to your visit or pick one up at our visitor center. Enjoy!

Did You Know?

Installling solar panels

The Pacific West Region of the National Park Service has a goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2016, the centennial of the Park Service.