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 »
Commerical Use Authorizations
If you are unable to download an application, we are happy to send you one via fax, email, or hard copy.
Your company is required to obtain a CUA if it offers transportation services within GGNRA more than one time per month.
Vehicles supporting school or nonprofit programs, MUNI or other public transportation vehicles, delivery, vendor or contractor vehicles, and taxis do not require a CUA.
Commercial operators are required to learn and understand the rules, regulations, and park policies about bringing visitors to GGNRA. For Muir Woods National Monument, please click here to download the 2013 Muir Woods Tour Guide Manual.
You are required to obtain a CUA if your company offers guided commercial activities within GGNRA more than four times per year.
Outdoor Fitness Operators
You are required to obtain a CUA if your company offers outdoor fitness programs within GGNRA more than one time per week or more than four times per month.
Click Here to Download the 2013-2014 Application
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Did You Know?
Studies in the Franciscan Complex in the San Francisco area were instrumental in providing scientists with an understanding of subduction processes and their geologic results.