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 »
Current Fire Information
Fires Outside the Park
Information about large fires throughout the U.S. is available on InciWeb.
The national Situation Report (PDF - file size changes daily) provides a summary of fire activity across the U.S. by geographic area.
Daily Fire Danger:
Call the Golden Gate Fire Danger Hotline at 415-561-7400 to find out today's fire danger.
Depending on the current fire danger, the following types of heat sources will be permitted (YES) or prohibited (NO):
* Smoking is banned on all park trails and back country areas of the park.
* Ground fires are not permitted
Adobe® Acrobat Reader® is needed to view PDF documents.
Did You Know?
The endangered mission blue butterfly inhabits from the Milagra Ridge in Pacifica, to portions of the Marin Headlands. This small butterfly is an important component of area grasslands. Its host plant is silver-leaf lupine, and it is only in its mature flight stage for three weeks? More...