Beach Fire and Campfire Regulations
Beach Fire Regulations
Fires on Ocean Beach
IMPORTANT NOTE: On Friday, May 23, 2014 NPS announced the implementation of revisions to the existing fire program on Ocean Beach, in the context of a Revised Pilot Program for beach fires. Revisions were proposed because of the immense amount of NPS staff effort needed for maintaining a clean and safe beach as a result of the visitors who are non-compliant with the fire program rules and regulations.
All of the pilot program details can be found here: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/oceanbeachfires
Rules for Beach Fires:
Volunteer Beach Cleanup Days
The National Park Service offers a variety of opportunities to help clean Ocean Beach.
The 2nd Friday of each month join our Maintenance Division Volunteer leader:
The 3rd Saturday of each month join our Ocean Beach Interpretive Ranger:
Groups are always welcome to schedule their own cleanup day as well. Contact either phone number listed above for more details.
Golden Gate National Recreation Area is committed to universal access for all visitors. The City of San Francisco provides designated Accessible Parking Spaces at Stairwells 15/16. For more information about accessibility and beach wheelchairs, click here.
Charcoal fire regulations
Charcoal fires are permitted in fixed grills provided by the park or visitor-provided portable barbecues in established picnic areas, in the Kirby Cove Campground, or at Muir and Ocean beaches unless signed or prohibited otherwise. Debris burning is not permitted. Grill/Stove fire coals must be extinguished and disposed of in receptacles provided by the park.
Park-provided charcoal grills may be found at the following picnic areas:
Only liquid fuel stoves are permitted in Haypress Campground, Hawk Campground and Bicentennial Campground. Campers staying at Bicentennial Campground may use charcoal in the barbecue grills in the nearby Battery Wallace picnic area.