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February 12, 2015
Surfers, Fishermen, and Walkers Should Stay Alert on Beaches in Golden Gate National Recreation Area This Holiday Weekend
The National Weather Service has issued a "coastal hazard statement" for Northern California beaches this weekend. People visiting Golden Gate National Recreation Area, especially Ocean Beach, Fort Funston and Rodeo Beach, need to be extremely cautious. It is estimated that there can be waves as high as 8-10 feet, with "sneaker waves" and strong rip currents. Sneaker waves can catch beach goers and fishermen by surprise.

February 11, 2015
Sea lion rescued by National Park Ranger
At 7:10 this morning National Park Ranger Wallat was driving along Skyline Drive, near Fort Funston in Golden Gate National Recreation Area, when he stopped to assist two Good Samaritans. The citizens had stopped to protect a California sea lion pup that was on the side of the road. The yearling had crossed Skyline Drive just south of the turnoff to the Great Highway.

December 17, 2014
Access Road to Tennessee Valley Trailhead Parking Lot Closed Due to Mudslide
Due to a mudslide on Tennessee Valley Road approximately ¼ mile east of the Tennessee Valley Trailhead, Marin County has temporarily closed the road approximately ¼ east of the Tennessee Valley Trailhead Parking Area in Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Marin County, which maintains Tennessee Valley Road, has advised that the road will be closed for at least 48 hours.

November 06, 2014
Proposed Fee Increase at Muir Woods National Monument and other Park Areas
The National Park Service is exploring increasing entrance and other fees at national park sites across the country as the agency prepares for its 100th anniversary and the next century of service. As part of this service-wide action, Golden Gate National Recreation Area is considering increasing fees within the national park units that it administers.

October 09, 2014
Fleet Week "Blue Angels" Traffic Advisory for October 11 & 12
Fleet Week “Blue Angels” activities can bring traffic to a standstill in and around the waterfront areas of Golden Gate National Recreation Area and San Francisco Maritime National Historic Site. Due to traffic congestion from Fleet Week, parking will be extremely limited on October 11 and 12. It is highly recommended to use public transit (MUNI), bicycle, taxi or carpool when visiting these areas. All parking at Fort Point is reserved on a first-come, first-served basis for people with a valid ADA state placard or license plate.

July 01, 2014
Plan Ahead for Park Activities During Fourth of July Holiday 2014 at Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Golden Gate National Recreation Area is expecting crowds and heavy use of beaches, parking lots, trails, and historic sites this Fourth of July. The National Park Service would like to pass on these tips for a safe and enjoyable holiday.

May 27, 2014
Interim Permit Requirement for Commercial Dog Walking in GGNRA and the Presidio
On May 27, Golden Gate National Recreation (GGNRA) in coordination with the Presidio Trust, put into effect an interim permit requirement for commercial dog walkers on lands administered by the National Park Service in Marin and San Francisco counties. This interim permit requirement will remain in effect until a final special regulation addressing dog walking and commercial dog walking in GGNRA is completed, in late 2015.

April 21, 2014
Changes to Ocean Beach Fire Program - Revised Pilot Program Proposed
The National Park Service is proposing changes, including a new curfew at 9:00PM, to the beach fire program at Ocean Beach to address the persistent unsafe conditions stemming from the activity. The revised program is proposed to be implemented starting Memorial Day weekend (May 23, 2014) and continue through Labor Day (September 1, 2014). A complete description of the revised program and the reasons why this action is being proposed can be found on the internet at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/oceanbeachfires.


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