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 »
Doing Business With The Park
Golden Gate National Recreation Area strives to help enable the National Park Service mission by utilizing sound business practices in management of limited commercial opportunities, in-park partnerships, special park uses and the resulting revenues.
Please note that the information provided herein is exclusively related to Golden Gate National Recreation Area (including Muir Woods, Alcatraz, Fort Point, Crissy Field and Baker Beach) and San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park. We do not administer business opportunities with the Presidio Trust, California State Parks such as Mt. Tamalpias or Angel Island, municipal parks such as Golden Gate Park, or the Fort Mason Center.
Special Park Use Permits
GGNRA issues permits for special uses such as cultural programs, picnics, wedding ceremonies, festivals, athletic events, film and photography projects, etc. Click here to learn more about special park use permits.
Temporary Food Event (TFE) Permits
Commercial Use Authorizations
Other Business Opportunities
Fort Mason Residents
The Business Management Division office is located at park headquarters in Fort Mason, Building 201. Feel free to e-mail or call the Business Management Division at (415) 561-4948 with questions about these or any other business opportunities within GGNRA.
Thank you for your interest in Golden Gate National Recreation Area, a unit of your National Park Service.
Did You Know?
Golden Gate National Parks participates in the National Park Service Passport Program. Here in our park, we have 9 different cancellation stamps available at Alcatraz, Muir Woods NM, Marin Headlands, Fort Point NHS, Presidio, Fort Mason, Cliff House, Crissy Field Center and Fort Funston.