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 »
Get To Know
During selected weeks this winter, stop by the Beach Hut on Crissy Field, Muir Woods National Monument Visitor Center, the Cliff House, or Alcatraz Cruises (at Pier 33) to pick up your "Get to Know" stamp card. Then visit each of these locations, get a stamp on your card, and you'll receive a unique prize!
Participating Concessioner Addresses and phone numbers:
Alcatraz Cruises, located at Alcatraz Landing - Pier 33 on the Embarcadero
The Cliff House
Crissy Field Beach Hut, find us at East Beach
Muir Woods National Monument
Designers: Ryan Toney, Lincoln Smith, Tom Dunnam.
Gift: Free souvenir photo
Designers: John Zapata, Daamun Mohseni, Alyx Loos, Jay Hsu.
Gift: 10% discount on Cliff House dining, and a free gift
Designers: Jon Corriveau, Pat Anderson, Sam McCann, Mike Monticello.
Gift: Free demitasse of organic frozen yogurt
Designers: Brady Lowery, Jason King, Max Anderson.
Gift: A seasonal "Treat" in the cafe, and a free gift in the shop
Did You Know?
Golden Gate National Recreation Area administers over 730 historic structures, including over 35 historic batteries. These historic buildings date from as early as pre-Civil War all the way through to the Cold War era.