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.
People of the Parks: An Unfolding Tale
This exhibit portrays a sampling of groups whose contributions have helped to shape the GGNRA story. The Early Peoples panel highlights the cultural foundations of the land, from indigenous peoples, through Spanish and Mexican colonization, and the influence of the United States government beginning in 1846. Our park's prominent military history is showcased through stories of its Soldiers, specifically the men for whom Tennessee Hollow was named in 1898.
Finally, partnerships maintaining park resources are portrayed through the Conservationists and the Scientists, who continue to protect the land and interpret the park's cultural resources and natural environment.
Did You Know?
GGNRA owns two of these rare, wood-frame shacks, built in 1906 to shelter survivors of the famous San Francisco earthquake. Now located at the Presidio, these shacks once comprised 24 city blocks and at peak occupancy, housed a total of 16,448 refugees.