Beach Fire and Campfire Regulations
Beach Fire Regulations
Fires on Ocean Beach
Notice of Proposed Changes to Ocean Beach Fire Program
Update (11/17/15): The original 30 day review and comment period has been extended by an additional two weeks and will end on December 4, 2015.
The National Park Service is proposing changes to the recreational fire program at Ocean Beach in order to create a safe and sustainable program that addresses environmental impacts and public safety concerns while creating a high quality user experience. Key elements of the proposed program include a permit system, winter restrictions to promote better air quality, more durable fire rings and a maintenance and educational partnership with the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department.
Following the comment period, the park will evaluate all feedback before finalizing the Ocean Beach Fire Program.
Rules for Beach Fires:
Volunteer Beach Cleanup Days
The 3rd Saturday of each month join our Ocean Beach Interpretive Ranger:
Groups are always welcome to schedule their own cleanup day as well. Contact the phone number listed above for more details.
Golden Gate National Recreation Area is committed to universal access for all visitors. The City of San Francisco provides designated Accessible Parking Spaces at Stairwells 15/16. For more information about accessibility and beach wheelchairs, click here.
Charcoal fire regulations
Charcoal fires are permitted in fixed grills provided by the park or visitor-provided portable barbecues in established picnic areas, in the Kirby Cove Campground, or at Muir and Ocean beaches unless signed or prohibited otherwise. Debris burning is not permitted. Grill/Stove fire coals must be extinguished and disposed of in receptacles provided by the park.
Park-provided charcoal grills may be found at the following picnic areas:
Only liquid fuel stoves are permitted in Haypress Campground, Hawk Campground and Bicentennial Campground. Campers staying at Bicentennial Campground may use charcoal in the barbecue grills in the nearby Battery Wallace picnic area.