• View of the Golden Gate Bridge, taken from the Marin Headlands, looking across the bay back towards San Francisco, seen in the distance.

    Golden Gate

    National Recreation Area California

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  • Winter Surf Warning

    Every year people drown in the surf off Northern California beaches - don't let it be you! Be extra alert on park beaches during the winter storm season. Do not turn your back on the shoreline and watch for extra powerful “sneaker” waves.

For Kids

In the Park!

When you earn your Junior Ranger badge or certificate, you'll learn what park rangers do to help protect nature-plants, animals, birds, land-and how we work with different communities and cultures to understand and remember our history. As a Junior Ranger, you'll care for our national parks, teach others what you learn, and discover new ways to experience your environment.

Online Park Fun

Our interactive games introduce you to Golden Gate National Parks and the environmental challenges park rangers tackle. See what actions you would take to protect native wildlife and plants in an ancient redwood forest or to unravel the geologic mysteries of the rocks that lie above and beneath us.

Click here to go to our online games page.

Did You Know?

Gen. Funston and other leaders meeting on a lawn at Fort Mason

Immediately after the San Francisco earthquake, on April 18, 1906, General Frederick Funston coordinated much of the emergency rescue and relief efforts directly out of his residence at Fort Mason.