• 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.

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?

Photo of Western gull vocalizing.

Western gulls express themselves with at least twelve different vocalizations which may indicate agitation, identification, alarm and willingness to feed chicks or mate.