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 »
The threatened steelhead trout is found in many perennial coastal streams within the park. In addition, the offshore waters along the Pacific coast as well as estuarine areas in San Francisco Bay and Tomales Bay provide rearing habitat for steelhead. Threats to this species include degradation of spawning gravels, habitat degredation, and water diversions.
The endangered coho salmon is found in the Lagunitas, Olema, and Redwood Creek watersheds. Juveniles are often found in deep pools with abundant cover in the form of undercut banks, overhanging vegetation, and woody materials. In addition, the offshore waters along the Pacific coast as well as estuarine areas in Tomales Bay could provide rearing habitat for coho salmon. Threats to this species include degradation of spawning gravels, habitat degredation, and water diversions.
The endangered tidewater goby currently lives in Rodeo Lagoon and parts of Tomales Bay. Historic records indicate that the small estuarine fish occurred in at least 9 other locations within the San Francisco Bay Region, such as Lake Merced and the Cliff House/Sutro Baths in San Francisco. Threats to this species include loss of habitat through excessive sedimentation, poor water quality, and non-native competitors.
Did You Know?
In the spring of 2003, at least one pair of coyotes was seen repeatedly in the Presidio of San Francisco.