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 »
Restoration & Management
Stop Habitat Loss
Preserve Local Biodiversity
When Aldo Leopold embarked in the field of ecology and natural resources management in the tall grass prairies of Wisconsin, he posited that, "the first rule of intelligent tinkering is to keep all of the pieces intact." We are still working to understand the life histories and ecological relationships of the park's numerous threatened and endangered wildlife and plant species. In order to prevent the endangered species within our park from going extinct, Natural Resources Managers of the National Park Service are looking at the larger scale of the ecosystem that the species lives within, and managing this critical habitat for their protection and recovery.
Experience the Great Outdoors
Did You Know?
The Pacific West Region of the National Park Service has a goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2016, the centennial of the Park Service.