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 »
Finding Aids - Natural Resources
Finding aids contain information on the contents and significance of an archival collection. The finding aid may include descriptive information; repository information; collection history; biographical or historical information on creators of the collection; and in some cases a container or folder list of everything in the collection. The collection is housed at the Park Archives and Records Center and can be viewed during open hours or by appointment. Please visit the Collections page for more information or email us.
Muir Woods Collection GOGA 32470 (pdf 1.02M)
Administrative files, photographs, and maps pertaining to the history of Muir Woods, 1922-1989.There are also accounting books, film reels, and floppy disks.The administrative files contain contracts, building files, newsletters, monthly and annual reports, newspaper clippings, and film permits.
Marin Headlands - San Francisco Bay Geology Study Collection GOGA 32490 (pdf 430K)
A collection of manuscripts, holograph notes, printed articles, and maps about the geology of the Marin Headlands and San Francisco Bay.Sites include Mount Tamalpais, Rodeo Cove, Point Reyes National Seashore, and the San Andreas Fault.
Did You Know?
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.