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 »
Primary projects for the fire management program this year include:
Limantour Fuel Break: Bishop pine thinning along Limantour Road - Point Reyes National Seashore
Highway One Fuel Break: prescribed burn units along Highway One- Point Reyes National Seashore
Fort Barry Eucalyptus Thinning / Treatment of Resprouts - Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Mount Wanda Fire Road and Mount Wanda Perimeter Mowing - John Muir National Historic Site
For more information, call 415-464-5133.
**RECOVERY ACT FUEL REDUCTION PROJECTS**
Funding provided by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act enabled crews to work on a series of hazardous fuel reduction projects from November 2009 through September 2010.
See an example of a thinning treatment.
Read the success story.
**FIRE PREVENTION WEEK SPECIAL PROGRAM**
Fire plays a significant role in the ecosystems at Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The fire regime has varied over time in response to both climatic changes and human activity. The fire history of the landscape has been shaped by lightning, as well as by the land management practices of Native Americans, ranchers, loggers, the military, developers and, most recently, the National Park Service.
The Golden Gate National Recreation Area's Office of Fire Management, in accordance with the Fire Management Plan, manages fire in such a way as to retain its beneficial effects in the ecosystem while protecting resources, property and lives.
The goals of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area Fire Management Program are:
The Office of Fire Management monitors and responds to all wildand fires within the park and maintains an appropriate preparedness level in accordance with the park's Wildland Fire Step-Up Plan.
The Golden Gate National Recreation Area's Fire Management Program is part of the San Francisco Bay Area Network.
Did You Know?
Some granite on the beaches of San Francisco arrived here from China as ballast in ships during the Gold Rush.