• View of the Golden Gate Bridge, taken from the Marin Headlands, looking towards San Francisco at sunrise.

    Golden Gate

    National Recreation Area California

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  • Tunnel Closure

    The Barry/Baker tunnel on Bunker Road will be closed for maintenance during the weeks of 6/2 and 6/9. The tunnel will be open on the weekends. Please use Conzelman Road instead. More »

  • Muir Beach Overlook closure

    The Muir Beach Overlook will be closed for Accessibility improvements and trail upgrades from June 2 through July 21. Alternate viewpoints are available along Highway 1 between there and Stinson Beach.

Wildland-Urban Interface

Example of Wildland-Urban Interface

The Wildland-Urban Interface is the area where homes and wildlands meet. A wildland fire in this zone could threaten public safety and many homes.

Golden Gate National Recreation Area includes many wildland areas where flammable vegetation flourishes next to homes. Many San Mateo and Marin County neighborhoods border park land and are areas where fire is a concern.

In 1991, the Oakland Hills Fire destroyed over three thousand homes. Forty-five homes were lost to the Vision Fire near Point Reyes in October of 1995. Unfettered vegetation buildup fueled these fires. Such losses emphasize the importance of the National Park Service addressing Wildland-Urban Interface issues.

To address the hazards related to the Wildland-Urban Interface, Golden Gate National Recreation Area manages fuels surrounding the interface. Visit the Community Wildfire Protection Projects page to learn more about fuel management efforts.

Protecting Your Home
To learn what you can do to protect your home from a wildland fire visit our Defensible Space page.

Did You Know?

Gen. Funston and other leaders meeting on a lawn at Fort Mason

Immediately after the San Francisco earthquake, on April 18, 1906, General Frederick Funston coordinated much of the emergency rescue and relief efforts directly out of his residence at Fort Mason.