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 »
Dog Management Planning
Given the substance of many of those comments, information from additional data and studies, and potential changes to the alternatives and impacts analysis resulting from that information, a Supplemental EIS (SEIS) has been developed and was released for public comment on September 6, 2013. As of October 22, 2013, the comment period for the SEIS has been extended and will now close on January 11, 2014. Click here for more information .
Improvements Around the Golden Gate Bridge Cause Detours and Delays
In preparation for the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge several large projects will be taking place around the access point of the Bridge, including trail work, road improvements, and the construction of a visitor pavilion. All of these improvements will greatly enhance visitor experiences when complete, however, over the next several months look for traffic detours and delays. For more information about these projects and the planned celebration of the anniversary visit www.goldengatebridge75.org.
Significant improvements in the accessibility and safety of several popular Marin Headlands roads are planned to take place over the next several years. Those changes require major construction, road closures and delays. The first phase of the four-year Project Headlands got underway in 2010. The Federal Highway Administration (FHA) and National Park Service (NPS) are working together on these improvements.
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a federal law that gives you the right to access any Golden Gate National Recreation Area, National Park Service (NPS), or Department of the Interior (DOI) records unless DOI reasonably foresees that the release of the information in those records would harm an interest protected by one or more of the nine exemptions (reasons an agency may withhold records from a requester) or release is prohibited by law.
With the new year comes a large new addition to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Rancho Corral de Tierra, comprising nearly 4,000 acres east of Montara, Moss Beach and El Granada, is one of the largest undeveloped parcels in San Mateo County, and includes four watersheds, distinctive scrub and chaparral habitats, and awe-inspiring views.
Firearms In National Parks
As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park.
It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park.
Visit our Laws and Policies section for additional information.
The Muir Beach restoration is a landscape-level coastal restoration project designed to bring back natural function to the creek, freshwater wetlands, intermittent tidal lagoon and dunes over a 46-acre site at the mouth of one of the iconic watersheds in the Bay Area. The project will also enhance visitor amenities at the parking lot and picnic area, create interpretive opportunities such as waysides and self-guided hikes, and improve regional trail links.
36 CFR §4.10—TRAVEL ON PARK ROADS AND ROUTES
Coyote Alert—Marin Headlands
GGNRA Centennial Programs & Projects
Did You Know?
The Fort Mason’s Officer Club was built in 1877 as the commanding officers’ residence and up through 1943, has been the home of virtually every significant general officer in the western states including Irvin McDowell, Nelson Miles, Arthur MacArthur, Frederick Funston and John Dewitt.