• 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

Park Fun

Enjoy a National Park experience!
Challenge Yourself with our interactive games.
 
Game: Subduction Construction! Identify rocks and construct a subduction zone.
Subduction Construction!
Journey into the Subduction Zone as you solve the geologic mystery of how the rocks you see in the cliffs of the Golden Gate formed millions of years ago! Collect your samples and make your conclusions.
 
Image: Mission Quilt Game

Mission Quilt
How do you protect a coyote? How do you track a hawk? What does a red fist tell you? Piece together the Mission Quilt and find out about the plants, animals, and cultural traditions that make-up the Golden Gate NRA. What's protected and why.

 
Guide: Flora nd Fauna

Wild and the City
Animal instincts tracked, photographed, and explained in the park's online Wildlife Guide. See what's endangered and what's not.

Did You Know?

Beach at Crissy Field

One of the oldest tidal gauges in the country at Crissy Field shows 8 inches of sea level rise over the past 100 years (a rate 2 to 10 times higher than the previous 5000 years). We could see 2 to 3 more rise in the next 100 years.