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 »
Parks For The People
Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) chronicles two hundred years of history, from the Native American culture, the Spanish Empire frontier and the Mexican Republic, to maritime history, the California Gold Rush, the evolution of American coastal fortifications, and the growth of urban San Francisco.
Video update on the new and improved Muir Beach
See the link below to view a 3:20 minute video report on the restoration of the Redwood Creek and new visitor amenities opening soon at Muir Beach.Read More
Access Information for Visitors with Disabilities
Click below to find out what accessibility resources are available in GGNRA for the enjoyment of your visit.Read More
Mark di Suvero at Crissy Field
Eight large-scale sculptures by acclaimed artist Mark di Suvero are rising at Crissy Field. This free exhibit is presented by SFMOMA, GGNPC, and NPS.Read More
Join Our Email List
Find out more about what is going on within the park by joining the park's email list for upcoming public meetings and info about planning projects.Read More
Special Use Permits
Find out how to apply for a special use permit through the SPUG Office for filming, weddings, beach fires, or any other events that require a permit.Read More
Golden Gate Social Media
Golden Gate National Recreation Area is experimenting with new ways to bring the park experience to visitors. Check out what we are currently using.Read More
Be A Park Hero! Volunteer for the GGNRA Today!
Learn how you can volunteer for GGNRA. There are many opportunities available for individuals, families, and even groups.Read More
Get a Copy of Our Official Maps & Guides
Download your own copy of our official guides and maps to help you plan your trip to our parks.Read More
Did You Know?
Mélange underlies much of Golden Gate and is a mixture of rocks created by tectonic activity in and near a subduction zone.